System Procedures
Chapter 2 - Students

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for Board Policy 2.2

Part 1. Purpose
To help colleges and universities determine if students who are current or former members of the U.S. military, their spouses, or dependent children are eligible for resident tuition.

Part 2. Background
Current and former members of the U.S. military, their spouses, and dependent children, or any persons eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, or Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship are eligible for resident tuition.

Part 3. Documentation Used to Determine Eligibility Status
Colleges and universities shall use the following documents to determine the eligibility status of students seeking resident tuition as a current or former member of the U.S. military, their spouse, or dependent child. Regardless of whether state or federal military educational benefits are available, eligible students are entitled to resident tuition.

Acceptable documents:

For current and former members of the U.S. military:
  • U.S. Department of Defense Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD214), or
  • Military ID, or
  • Certificate of eligibility, or
  • Joint services transcript (JST)
Their spouses who have state or federal military educational benefits:
  • Military ID, or
  • Certificate of eligibility, or
  • Transfer of eligibility letter
Their spouses who have no state or federal military educational benefits:
  • Military ID, or
  • DD214 of their spouse and front page of the prior year tax returns
Their spouses who are widowed and not remarried and have state or federal military educational benefits:
  • Military ID, or
  • Certificate of eligibility, or
  • Transfer of eligibility letter
Their spouses who are widowed and not remarried and have no state or federal military educational benefits:
  • DD214 of their spouse and marriage license and death certificate and front page of their prior year tax returns.
Dependent children who have state or federal military educational benefits:
  • Military ID, or
  • Certificate of eligibility, or
  • Transfer of eligibility letter
Dependent children who have no state or federal military educational benefits:
  • Military ID, or
  • DD214 of their parent and front page of the prior year tax return form of the parent that lists the child as a dependent

Part 4. Appeal
Colleges and universities shall provide an appeal process for students denied eligibility as a current or former member of the U.S. military, or as their spouse or dependent child. Appeals must be submitted to the appropriate college or university administrator whose decision will be final. A student whose appeal is successful must be charged the resident tuition rate effective at the beginning of the term of enrollment in which the appeal was submitted.


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Procedure History:

Date of Adoption: 08/08/16
Date of Implementation: 08/08/16
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