Old Dominion University to discount tuition 28 percent for active-duty military members

By ROBYN SIDERSKY | The Virginian-Pilot (Tribune News Service) | Published: June 11, 2018

Old Dominion University is slashing its undergraduate tuition for active-duty military members starting this fall.

The special rate – a 28 percent discount – makes each credit hour $250. That’s about $100 below the regular rate.

About a quarter of ODU’s student body is military.

“It provides a great opportunity for the active duty member to pursue an education or complete an education they may have started,” said Jane Dané, associate vice president for enrollment management.

The tuition discount applies to online and in-person courses. That allows students to continue their education even if they move. There’s no time restriction, so they can take courses at their convenience.

“It allows the opportunity for a person who is deployed or relocated to continue their education in a seamless manner,” Dané said.

ODU wants to work with the military because these students bring expertise to the classroom, and because having military students fits in with the school’s diverse learning environment, Dané said.

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