Up & Coming Weekly

July 09, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

Issue link: http://www.epageflip.net/i/1140295

Contents of this Issue


Page 10 of 32

10 UCW JULY 10-16, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM North Carolina law says that any mem- ber of the armed services qualifying for admission to an institution of higher education but not qualifying as a resident for tuition purposes shall be charged the in-state tuition rate for enrollments while a member of armed services. Dependents and spouses of active-duty service mem- bers using Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits are eligible to be reclassified under the in-state tuition rate without meeting the state's 12-month residency requirement. e North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 257 in 2017 to comply with federal law under Section 702 of the Choice Act. It provides a waiver of 12-month residency requirements for certain veterans and other individuals entitled to federal education benefits. In North Carolina, to qualify for in-state residency, a veteran must show that he or she established legal residence, or domicile, in North Carolina and has maintained that domicile for at least 12 consecutive months before the beginning of the term. ey also must demonstrate that they intend to make North Carolina a permanent home indefinitely. Active-duty members of the armed forces are charged in-state tuition while living in North Caro- lina because of their active-duty assignment in the state. is also applies to reservists, even those who are not intending to make the state their permanent home. If subsequently reassigned outside North Carolina, the members continue to qualify for in- state tuition so long as they remain continuously enrolled in the program they were in before reas- signment. Dependent relatives — spouses, children and siblings who share the abode of a service mem- ber who is in North Carolina on active duty — also qualify for in-state tuition rates. Many service members seeking higher education have historically preferred community colleges. Fayetteville Techni- cal Community College has been rated one of the best two-year institutions for service members, and it's one of the largest in the state. FTCC is a public, two- to four-year school. Its highest level of offering is associate degrees. Tuition and fees for 2019 at FTCC are $2,544 for North Carolina residents and $8,688 for out-of-state students. e school has a total enrollment of 11,660. e student- to-faculty ratio is 19-to-1. In October 1963, two years after the fledgling school opened, the board of trustees requested that the status technical institute be granted to the institution. e North Carolina State Board of Education did so in January 1964, and the name Fayetteville Techni- cal Institute was adopted. e board of trustees was granted authority to award the associate in applied science degree in addition to diplomas of- fered in numerous programs. In January 1988, FTI became Fayetteville Technical Community College when the North Carolina Department of Com- munity Colleges changed the name. e change was in name only though, as the purpose of FTCC remained intact. State offers higher education equality for military and family members by JEFF THOMPSON Many service members seeking higher education have historically preferred com- munity colleges. NEWS Book appointments today! 910.483.0186 thesanctuaryatcedarcreek.com 1965 Cedar Creek Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28312 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN SPA Summer Lash Lift and Tint $100 Toss the Mascara and enjoy natural dark Lashes all Summer long Customized Bora Bora Massage $70 Aroma Paraffin Pedicure $50 JULY SPECIALS TIME TO Relax AT

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Up & Coming Weekly - July 09, 2019