University of Idaho to Continue Education and Support for Military Students

Thursday, February 28 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho, nationally recognized as a veteran friendly institution, will continue to provide quality education and support for military students on and off campus with the signing of the Department of Defense’s new Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding this week.

The new MOU is mandatory for all colleges and universities that wish to participate in the DOD Tuition Assistance Program.

“We’re committed to assisting our military students and their families regardless of duty status,” said M. Duane Nellis, president of the University of Idaho. “The acceptance of our signed MOU by DOD ensures that our military students won’t have any disruption of tuition assistance educational benefits.”

Tuition assistance is just one of many educational opportunities available to past and present military members at the University of Idaho.

“We’re continuing a long legacy of support for our military students veterans and their families. This reaffirmation of our acceptance of tuition assistance is the latest demonstration of that unwavering commitment, said Dan Button, veterans adviser for the university. “We are also proud to have been one of the first universities nationwide last year to support the new far broader ‘Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions’ established by the president of the United States.”

To learn more about University of Idaho military and veteran assistance programs, visit
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