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University of Memphis says children, spouses of fallen service members will no longer pay tuition fees

In this May 25, 2017 photo, soldiers of the 3rd U. S. Infantry Regiment salute to the flag, while the Faucets in the neighborhood plays during the “Flags-in.”

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The University of Memphis to offer free lessons to children and spouses of fallen service members, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported.

The new policy goes a step further than the Folds of Honor scholarship, which provides $5,000 to students under the age of 24 years, whose parent or spouse was severely injured or killed while in active service.

Children and spouses who have not remarried, you may now be eligible, regardless of age.

Memphis’ average tuition is approximately $9,700 a year, not including externalities. These additional costs can be covered by additional grants, university President David Rudd said.

“Our aim is to be any gap that arises as a result and relieve them of that burden,” Rudd, who will sign the deal within a few weeks, he said. “This sacrifice is remarkable and we must recognize this.”

The new policy will take effect this fall.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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