Fees for Active Duty Military Waived

(July 16, 2014) — Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active duty military starting in the fall semester of 2014. The implementation of this fee waiver demonstrates Armstrong's commitment to the military community and to active duty soldiers the university works diligently to serve.

“A potential barrier to soldiers attending public institutions is the cost of mandatory fees not covered by Tuition Assistance,” said Armstrong president Dr. Linda M. Bleicken. “With this fee waiver, soldiers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be able to pursue degree programs at Armstrong without additional out-of-pocket expenses.”

To further extend the university's dedication to providing quality educational opportunities for active duty military, Armstrong will host a Start Strong, Start Now registration event on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St., in Savannah. At this unique event, soldiers will be able to take advantage of the fee waiver opportunity and apply for admission, receive an admission decision, go through advisement and register for fall classes all in one visit. For more information, visit armstrong.edu/startnow.

The Start Strong, Start Now event and the waiver of the mandatory fees for active duty military are the latest ways in which Armstrong demonstrates its commitment to military students. Armstrong has earned a military friendly designation by MilitaryVetJobs.com and has been ranked on G.I. Jobs magazine's annual Military Friendly Schools List in 2012 and 2013. The university recently launched a Green Zone initiative to support active duty military students and veterans on campus.

In addition to providing a supportive campus environment for military students, Armstrong is also part of a network of universities that guarantees transferability of credits for military students, provides in-state tuition for members of the military and their families, and offers college credit for military experience. Additionally, as a complement to Armstrong's main campus in Savannah, the university operates the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville, which helps members of the military community and their families pursue higher education and earn college degrees in key fields in Liberty County.