To help make higher education more accessible for active-duty military members, University of Alabama Online is launching a new grant that will help cover tuition costs.
The UA Online Military Tuition Grant is designed to help remove financial barriers for service members who want to earn a bachelor’s degree.
“By reducing the financial obstacles and resolving the limitations presented by in-residence academic programs, we are able to remove many of the challenges that cost and location present for our military community,” said Dr. Robert Hayes, interim dean of the College of Continuing Studies, which facilitates UA Online programs.
The grant is open to active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve service members enrolled in undergraduate distance learning programs through UA Online. This new grant will cover tuition costs not covered by military tuition assistance up to the maximum allowed by the student’s branch of service for six credit hours during the fall, spring and summer terms, up to 18 credit hours per academic year.
The University of Alabama Online offers more than 15 bachelor’s degree programs in flexible online and hybrid formats so that service members can earn their undergraduate degrees from wherever they are. Students learn from many of the same faculty, and a degree earned online is the same as one earned on campus.
“Our college has been in the business of delivering dreams by distance for more than 100 years, and I am honored to see us initiate this exciting incentive for our military service members,” Hayes said.
This story originally appeared on the University of Alabama’s website.
(Courtesy of Alabama NewsCenter)