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Austin Peay State University prides itself on supporting uniformed military personnel. As a member of the TN Army National Guard, you may be eligible for state tuition assistance through the TN STRONG Act. APSU is an approved school for associate and bachelor’s degrees designed for the military lifestyle with classes located in Clarksville, Fort Campbell, or online.

What is Tennessee STRONG?

TN STRONG is a tuition reimbursement program that funds up to 120 credit hours for an associate’s degree or first bachelor’s degree.  

Who can apply? 

Tennessee Army National Guard may apply upon enlistment, and be in good standing. 

How to apply?

Students must apply for Tennessee STRONG funding through the state website, maintain satisfactory academic progress and a GPA of 2.0 for courses which STRONG funding is requested and apply for reimbursement within 90 days of course completion. 

When to apply?

Students may apply upon enlistment and or when all Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) is exhausted within the DOD fiscal year. Students are solely responsible for submitting all required documents on time to the state tuition assistance manager.

Where to get more information:

Federal Tuition Assistance: http://www.goarmyed.com

State Tuition Assistance: www.tn.gov/military/section/education-incentives

State Tuition Assistance Manager: ng.tn.tnarng.mbx.ngtn-state-tuition-assistance-army@mail.mil

Education email: ng.tn.tnarng.list.ngtn-j1-education@mail.mil