Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville State University will provide tuition-free tuition to all military-related undergraduates with a new Military Scholarship starting in the fall.
FSU advisor Darrell T. Allison announced the initiative Thursday during a party in Fort Bragg with FSU officials. This news comes to coincide with the release of a report analyzing FSU’s history of supporting cadets.
“Fayetteville State University is proud to be the premier destination, not only in North Carolina but in the nation, for the education of military-related students,” Chancellor Allison said in a statement. “FSU is ideally positioned here in the Sandhills area to change the landscape of how we think about workforce readiness in an ever-changing labor market and how, in higher education, we can support veterans and their families in their transition into the civilian workforce. We are excited to announce the Military Scholarship to offer More support for those who sacrificed for our nation in the next chapter of life.”
Last fall, a new state budget was announced that included about $164 million for the university, the largest budget allocated in more than 35 years. This amount is used to reduce tuition to $500 per semester for in-state students. The university also owns the Bronco Square shopping center near the campus, according to the acquisition announced in October.
FSU is one of many historically black colleges and universities in North Carolina and has more than 6,700 students.