APSU becomes first Tennessee university to offer in-state tuition to military-affiliated students
Austin Peay State University (APSU) has become the first Tennessee university to offer in-state tuition rates to all of the nation’s military-affiliated students, which includes active-duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and their eligible family members. APSU recently announced the creation of special financial awards so that military-affiliated students can receive one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. The university is also reducing the cost of its military student graduate-level tuition to the Federal Tuition Assistance rate of $250 a credit hour, which will save uniformed military graduate students over $600 in out-of-pocket expenses per course. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission previously honored the university’s support of this population by naming Austin Peay State University a Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campus, and APSU is now home to the state’s first Institute for National Security and Military Studies.