• Austin Peay teams with National Guard on tuition deferment

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    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Army National Guard are offering a special tuition deferment program for Guard members.

    The Leaf-Chronicle reports the program is an extension of the Tennessee STRONG Act. The act reimburses eligible Guard members for up to 120 credit hours or eight semesters toward a first-time bachelor's degree.

    An agreement announced Monday says Austin Peay will cover the up-front tuition for eligible students. The school will then be reimbursed by the National Guard through the Tennessee STRONG Act.

    Speaking at a ceremony announcing the partnership, APSU President Alisa White said Guard members are lifelong learners who make the whole school better.

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    Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com

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