Austin Peay teams with National Guard on tuition deferment
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Army National Guard are offering a special tuition deferment program for Guard members.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports the program is an extension of the Tennessee STRONG Act. The act reimburses eligible Guard members for up to 120 credit hours or eight semesters toward a first-time bachelor’s degree.
An agreement announced Monday says Austin Peay will cover the up-front tuition for eligible students. The school will then be reimbursed by the National Guard through the Tennessee STRONG Act.
Speaking at a ceremony announcing the partnership, APSU President Alisa White said Guard members are lifelong learners who make the whole school better.