Colorado State University offers veterans free tuition

By Karen Auge
The Denver Post
Posted: 06/28/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT
Updated: 06/28/2011 06:28:54 AM MDT

Colorado State University has a deal for recent veterans: Serve your country, get your education free. Completely, absolutely, 100 percent free.

Dozens of colleges across the state, and hundreds across the country, are participating in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon program, which helps recent veterans and their families with tuition costs.

But CSU is one of a handful of institutions whose participation goes way beyond the call of duty. The University of Northern Colorado is another.

Starting this fall, CSU will pay full tuition and fees, as well as provide help with housing and books, to qualifying veterans or their children.

In announcing CSU's 100 percent contribution, university president Tony Frank said the school is "committed to ensuring CSU remains a top military-friendly university."

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