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News Release

Peru State Launches Military Appreciation Program

Members of the armed forces, veterans, their spouses and dependent children can take their first class free for a limited time


(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) President Dan Hanson today announced the launch of the college’s Military Appreciation Program (MAP) which allows current members of the armed forces, veterans, their spouses and dependent children free tuition for their first class.


Hanson said, “The sacrifices made by our military men and women are commendable. I cannot imagine the difficulties they have faced in service to our country. As a small token of our appreciation, we are offering them the opportunity to take their first course free with the new Military Appreciation Program.”


The MAP scholarship covers tuition and fees for one course, up to three credit hours, during the first during the first semester of attendance. Books and supplies are the responsibility of the student. Current PSC students, Early Entry students and students who have attended Peru State previously are not eligible. Applications must be completed by the following dates to be eligible for the program.


On-Campus Enrollment         

Fall Semester: Aug. 1, 2012

Spring Semester: Dec. 1, 2012


Online Enrollment

Summer Term: May 1, 2012

Fall Semester: Aug. 1, 2012 (first 8 weeks) or Oct. 1, 2012 (second 8 weeks)

Spring Semester: Dec. 1, 2012 (first 8 weeks) or March 1, 2013 (second 8 weeks)


U.S. News and World ReportHanson said, “I encourage members of the military and their families to experience first-hand the hallmarks of a Peru State education - personalized attention, relevant coursework and flexible programming. With a comprehensive credit transfer program and the opportunity to earn life experience credit, many are closer to a bachelor’s degree than they may realize. Additionally, Peru State has one of the lowest overall tuition rates in the region. The college has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as second in the nation for value for out-of-state students thanks to our One Rate, Any State program, which allows students to attend for the same low rate, regardless of residency.”


For more information on the MAP, visit or call the Office of Admissions at 402-872-3815.