Military Tuition Scholarship

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Fayetteville State University understands and honors military service. By becoming a proud Bronco, you are joining a large campus population of military connected students. 30% of students attending FSU are military connected! In fact, many of our faculty and staff, to include senior leadership, are also military connected. Whether you are active duty, a veteran, military spouse, or family member, we recognize your service and we thank you for choosing FSU to meet your higher educational needs.

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2024


Scholarship Summary

The purpose of the military scholarship is to reduce significant financial barriers for military connected individuals pursuing an undergraduate degree at Fayetteville State University.

Military Tuition Scholarship FAQs

Q: Who qualifies for the Military Tuition Scholarship?

A: Active duty service members with no access to DOD Tuition Assistance; members of the National Guard or Reserves; veterans with an honorable discharge; military spouses of active duty service members or veterans; children or other recognized legal dependents of an active duty service member or veteran. You must be pursuing an undergraduate degree attending full time (12 credits or more).

Q: What if I qualify for DoD Tuition Assistance?

A: If you are Active Duty and you qualify and have access to Tuition Assistance (TA), you will be required to utilize that benefit first. If you no longer qualify for TA, you are eligible for the Military Tuition Scholarship at Fayetteville State University.

Q: What if I have or qualify for Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)?

A: You will be required to use this benefit first. Should you no longer qualify for Chapter 31 benefits, you may apply for the scholarship.

Q: Is the scholarship open to continuing students?

A: Yes, continuing students are eligible to apply.

Q: Are DOD (Department of Defense) civilians eligible for the scholarship?

A: No, scholarship eligibility does not extend to DOD civilians.

Q: How many credit hours are required for the scholarship?

A: As a scholarship recipient, you must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester to maintain eligibility.

Q: What is the deadline to complete the scholarship application?

A: The deadline to complete the scholarship application is March 31, 2024.

Q: What steps do I take to apply for the scholarship?

A: You must first apply and be accepted to the university. Upon being admitted, you will be prompted to complete the Military Tuition Scholarship application where you will be asked to provide proof of military connection.

  1. Apply and be accepted
  2. Complete FASFA
  3. Apply for scholarship
  4. Provide military affiliation documentation

Q: What is approved documentation?

  • Current military orders
  • VA Certificate of eligibility
  • DD214
  • Military ID Card

Q: Does the scholarship cover the entire cost of my education?

A: No, the scholarship only covers tuition. It does not include housing, dining, fees, books, etc.

Q: Is the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) a required component of my application?

A: Yes, the FAFSA is required, along with any requested materials necessary to finalize the financial aid process. Your financial aid will be applied first and if you still have an unmet need, the military scholarship will be applied.

Q: Is the scholarship renewable?

A: It is an annual scholarship. You must apply each year and continue to meet the requirements.

Learn more about Fayetteville State University's call to serve military-affiliated students.