SIUE is rolling out a new, alternate tuition program for Department of Defense (DoD) civilian personnel, who are SIUE undergraduate or graduate students and are eligible for the DoD Tuition Assistance program.  The Board of trustees announced the plan late last week, and there is already some interest being shown.

SIUE’s region includes 5,000 federal civilian employees at Scott Air Force Base. Kevin Wathen, director of military and veteran services at the University tells The Big Z explains what this means for the target group.

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Last year, SIUE approved the military tuition rate for active duty, reserves, and National Guard.

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