Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tuition and Student Fee Discount to the Military

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – New initiatives at Georgia Regents University (GRU) will provide military students with a reduction in tuition and student fees. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved GRU’s participation in the department’s Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational access program for veterans established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Through this program, the university and the VA will match each other dollar-for-dollar to provide veterans and eligible dependents with funds to cover all or a portion of their educational costs not already covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. In addition to this, military students will also be exempt for paying the rate for out-of-state tuition.

“Our university is committed to providing a military friendly, quality education for our active duty service members and veterans,” said Roman Cibirka, Vice Provost for Georgia Regents University. “We are grateful for this opportunity to participate in a program that will reduce financial burdens and help enhance their higher education experience at GRU.”

The university also has received authorization to waive all mandatory fees, such as technology, transportation, and wellness, for active duty military beginning this fall, including the Special Institutional Fee.

Carol Giardina, Director of GRU’s Office of Military and Veterans Services, says the waiver of mandatory fees is a win-win for both the university and Fort Gordon, because this enables GRU to serve a larger number of active duty military students.

“We honor the sacrifices our military has made for our country and we are pleased to be working with Fort Gordon in providing our military with the educational assistance that will help them on their journey of becoming some of our nation’s most exceptional leaders and adaptive thinkers,” said Giardina.

For additional information on GRU’s Office of Military and Veteran Services, visit

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