The University of Memphis Will Not Charge Tuition To Children Of Fallen Soldiers

July 1, 2018

The University of Memphis is making tuition free for spouses and children of fallen armed service members.

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Starting this fall, the school will become the first in the country to accept the Folds of Honor scholarship, which currently gives $5,000 to students whose parents were killed or severely injured while enlisted as active duty service members, as payment-in-full.

Folds of Honor recipients who have not yet graduated, in addition to those arriving in the future, will no longer need to worry about finding ways to pay for the rest of their education.

"They're attending a school that acknowledges the sacrifices a family has made to protect their freedoms," President David Rudd told the board at UM.

Rudd, who is also a veteran, said the university has been intentional about better serving military families.

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission named the school a VETS Campus in 2015, one of 12 institutions in the state to be recognized for its service to student veterans.

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