Methodist University in Fayetteville is offering free tuition to active-duty military personnel.
The Fayetteville Observer reported the school made the offer because of the military's suspension of tuition assistance for soldiers, partly because of federal budget cuts.
Forty of 85 students enrolled from Fort Bragg for courses that started Monday would have lost the federal grants. The school expected up to 100 students would be unable to register because of the budget cuts.
Active-duty military can apply for free tuition for two classes beginning this month and four more that start in May. The university said it will increase class size to accommodate all active-duty students who want to register.