By Craig McMorris, TV5 Anchor/Reporter - bio | email
MT. PLEASANT, MI (WNEM) -
Central Michigan University will offer a grant to current CMU military students to offset the federal government's recently announced suspension of tuition assistance to military personnel.
CMU's Global Campus said the grant is available to military students with the rank of E7 or below with one semester remaining in order to graduate with their graduate or undergraduate degree.
"CMU wants to ensure that these military men and women who have worked so hard over the past years during deployments, transfers and other life changes can remain on track to complete their academic goals," said Merodie Hancock, vice president of Central Michigan University's Global Campus.
Hancock added that this grant is one more example of CMU's continued response to the changing needs of the military.
"CMU has a very generous military tuition discount," said Hancock. "In addition, CMU also offers payment plan options, financial aid advising and an outstanding veterans' resource center to assist service members in understanding the various financing options available to them."
Central Michigan University has more than 150 Flag Officers that have received their degree from CMU. The school said it continues to be ranked as one of the nation's most "Military Friendly Schools" as designated by both GI Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines.
"To receive this designation for five consecutive years is a great reflection of how CMU keeps the needs of our military in the forefront," said Hancock.
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