In-State Tuition Rates for Certain Veterans, Military Members, and GI Bill® Recipients
About This Policy
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- Responsible University Office:
- Office of the Vice President for Student Success
- Responsible University Administrator:
- Vice President for Student Success
- Policy Contact:
- Jim Kennedy
Associate Vice President, VPSS
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Certain non-resident military-affiliated students who are eligible to be charged tuition at the same rate as Indiana residents under state and/or federal law.
- In accordance with federal and Indiana state laws, the following non-resident veterans, military members, and GI Bill® beneficiaries are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates:
- Current members of the Indiana National Guard; or
- Active duty service members with orders assigning them to duty in the state of Indiana or the spouse or dependent child of such an active duty service member; or
- Active duty service members (on active service for more than 30 days) who are domiciled in the state of Indiana or the spouse or dependent child of such an active duty service member; or
- Veterans who received an honorable discharge, enrolled at Indiana University within 12 months of separation or discharge from the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard, and who begin establishing legal residency in Indiana within the first twelve months of enrollment (or the spouse/dependent child of said veteran who also begins establishing legal residency in Indiana); or
- A veteran, spouse of a veteran, or dependent child of a veteran, who is using Post 9/11 GI Bill®, or Montgomery GI Bill® benefits who is domiciled in the state of Indiana and who enrolled while the service member is on active duty; or
- A veteran, spouse of a veteran, or dependent child of a veteran who is using Post 9/11 GI Bill®, or Montgomery GI Bill® benefits and the veteran served at least 90 days of active duty and who is domiciled in the state of Indiana.
- Recipients of the Department of Veterans Affairs Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
- Current and former crew members of the USS Indiana (SSN-789) who are currently serving or who did serve 180 days as crew.
- Veterans using the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E) benefits who are domiciled in the state of Indiana.
- Veterans who enrolled at Indiana University within 36 months of receiving an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States who reside in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, or Michigan, and are using benefits under the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944.
- Recipients of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program who are domiciled in the state of Indiana
- Students who meet the above qualifications will be charged the same tuition as in-state residents, but this does not make them a resident of that state of Indiana. Students who believe they should be classified as a resident of the state of Indiana should consult USSS-07 and their campus residency appeal process.
- The in-state tuition rate charges via residency exception will apply to all academic levels and continue as long as the student remains continuously enrolled.
Reason for Policy
Public Law 113-146, Section 702, as a condition of continued US Department of Veterans Affairs program approval; 20 USC 1015d; Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 434; and I.C. 21-14-12.2 and 21-14-9 require certain active duty personnel and their dependents; veterans; members of the Indiana National Guard; and Post-9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill® beneficiaries pay no more than the in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency classification.
- In order to receive a residency exception, eligible students must notify their campus veteran services office and provide documentation to confirm eligibility.
- Depending on the student’s particular circumstances, the documentation required to establish eligibility may include a Certificate of Eligibility from US Department of Veterans Affairs for Post-9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill®; Indiana National Guard ID Card; Permanent Change of Station orders; proof of address; and/or DD-214 Certificate of Discharge from Active Duty, marriage or birth certificate, or adoption papers.
- Upon verification of eligibility, a residency exception will be entered in the appropriate student record by the campus Office of the Registrar.
JC Barnett III
Savanna J. Hebert-Annis
This policy was issued July 27, 2001, and was updated in 2017, 2019, and 2021 to reflect changes in state law.
On November 11, 2020, the name of the benefits program referenced in Policy Statement A.9 was updated.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official government web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.