In response to the recent announcement regarding the immediate suspension of military tuition assistance, offered to servicemembers, Methodist University will make free tuition available to active-duty personnel.

Active-duty will now be able to take up to four courses on post free of charge.

“This initiative demonstrates the sincerity of our commitment to military servicemembers and their Families,” said Ben Hancock, president of the university.

Eligible terms in which an active-duty student can apply to receive free tuition include MU summer evening Term IV, beginning May 20. Currently, future course offerings in the eligible terms will include Skills Development in English (ENG 1000), English Composition I (ENG 1010), College Algebra (MAT 1050), and World History I (HIS 1030).

The free tuition benefit period will conclude July 15.

“The suspension of TA funding came as a complete shock to everyone,” said Yasmin Rivera, director of Methodist University at Fort Bragg. “For many active-duty Soldiers, it put a halt to the educational goals they work so hard to achieve while defending our country. We want to show our servicemembers that we appreciate their sacrifices, both on the field and off, and we are willing to do what we can during times of uncertainty,” she said.

“We will work diligently to accommodate all active-duty students who would like to take courses on post,” said Dr. Delmas Crisp, executive vice president and academic dean of Methodist University.

For more information, call the Fort Bragg office at 436-3624 or email bragg@methodist.edu. The office, located at the Education Center, 4520 Knox St. is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.