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AMERICUS (Aug. 12, 2014)—Georgia Southwestern State University renewed an agreement recently making it easy for military service members to earn a college degree. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed with the Department of Defense’s Voluntary Education Program, applies to all branches of the U.S. military to use Tuition Assistance Funds to pay for school. This applies to service members, their eligible adult family members, civilian employees, and military retirees.

The renewal of this agreement is effective immediately.

“I am proud that Georgia Southwestern is a military friendly institution,” said GSW President Kendall Blanchard, Ph.D. “This latest MOU will broaden the range of services we provide to members of the military and veterans. GSW has a long tradition of serving the public. What better way for the University to serve than to support the men and women who put their lives on the line to defend ours.”

The University also received word recently that a grant proposal called "GSW Moving Forward" has been funded at $24,707 by the U.S. Dept. of Education by way of the Adult Learning Consortium of the University System of Georgia. The purpose of the grant funding will overlap with the objective of the DoD agreement: to provide education opportunities for adults who want to earn a college degree.

As stated in the document, the MOU is not a guarantee of program enrollment. Each participant must still meet the admission requirements of the University.

For more information about Georgia Southwestern and its agreement with the Department of Defense, please call (229) 931-2037 or email

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