MARQUETTE (AP) - Northern Michigan University is guaranteeing in-state tuition for all eligible U.S. military veterans seeking a college degree, the school announced Tuesday.
The NMU Veterans Scholarship "covers any tuition costs" beyond the in-state rate that aren't covered by veteran's benefits and the federal Yellow Ribbon program, the Marquette school said.
"As a veteran myself, I'm pleased that Northern can offer financial assistance as a way to thank men and women of all military branches for their unselfish commitment and valuable service to our country," university interim President David Haynes said in a prepared statement.
Haynes, who served in the Air Force from 1965-69, said school officials "want to make it easier for veterans to get a college education, regardless of their home state."
The NMU Veterans Scholarship is available to those with an honorable discharge from the military. Applicants must present documentation of their military service, the school said.
Northern Michigan University has been designated a Military-Friendly School by the group G.I. Jobs for three straight years.
Eastern Michigan University began a similar effort in 2009.