New military credit regulation combined with free tuition for military-affiliated students at FSU make college degrees affordable and attainable...

UNC System President Peter Hans signed military credit regulation allowing military students across the UNC System to earn uniform credit for military training
Date: June 01, 2022

NC Military Student PhotoFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. June 1, 2022 – Fayetteville State University (FSU) is the nation’s top HBCU for military-affiliated students, providing a premier education at an affordable price thanks in part to its Military Tuition Scholarship, which provides free tuition for all military-affiliated students.

Now, a new UNC System regulation, signed by System President Peter Hans on May 26, will ensure that military students at UNC System institutions will be consistently awarded credit for their training.

“In the past, we have missed out on the chance to serve talented military students because our credit policies weren’t easy to parse, or weren’t as generous as those of our peers,” Hans said. “Hundreds of faculty and administrators have worked to correct that problem, and I applaud their dedication.”

The UNC System serves more than 21,000 veterans and active-duty personnel and has recently launched a campaign to expand its reach among military-affiliated students. This new regulation applies to all 16 universities in the UNC System, ensuring that military students receive equivalent types of credit for their experience, regardless of which public university they attend.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for these dedicated Americans to build a life and a career in our state,” Hans said. “Providing a world-class education is the best way to do that, and I’m proud of the steps we’re taking to connect military students with our public universities.”

Per the regulation, the UNC System will form a database that permits military-affiliated students and university personnel to quickly determine the appropriate credit and apply it accordingly. Awarded credits will be course specific, allowing students to efficiently finish their degrees while using VA benefits.

Click here to read the full text of the regulation.

Combine the uniform credit opportunity with FSU’s Military Tuition Scholarship, and military students can earn their degree or other preferred certification at little to no cost to them. “Fayetteville State is proud to support our veterans and their families in their transition to civilian life and work,” said FSU Chancellor Darrell T. Allison. “For those who have sacrificed so much, we are honored to enable our service members to complete their education and go on to rewarding careers.”

About The University of North Carolina System

The University of North Carolina System enrolls nearly 250,000 students at 17 institutions, including the state’s 16 public universities and the nation’s first public residential high school for academically gifted students. The UNC System is among the strongest and most diverse higher education systems in the country, with more than $1.8 billion in research expenditures and campuses that serve every region of the state. Affiliate organizations include UNC Health and PBS North Carolina, with its 12-station broadcast network.

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