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Waiver of Tuition for Veterans and Their Children, Public Act 74-266 and 78-175

Under Connecticut statutes, full-time students who are veterans with active service during specific war periods may be entitled to a waiver of total tuition. Dependent children of Vietnam veterans declared missing-in-action or prisoners of war while serving in the armed services after July 1, 1960 are eligible for this waiver providing such children have been accepted for admission to Eastern Connecticut State University. (Tuition waiver is available to eligible Connecticut residents enrolled in a degree-seeking program.)

Students who qualify for these benefits should bring discharge records and proof of established Connecticut residency to the Veterans Services Office for review. Students whose eligibility is based on the service of a parent should bring that parent’s documentation of service. By resolution of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University, veterans, as defined above, are granted a 50 percent reduction in semester hour fees when enrolled in the School of Continuing Education. Admission to the University is a prerequisite. Contact the Veterans Educational Transition Services Center for further information.

Waiver of Tuition and State University Fee for Persons Sixty-Two Years of Age or Older

Under Public Act 74-282, the tuition and State University Fee shall be waived for any person 62 years of age or older who has been accepted for admission, provided such a person is enrolled in a degree-granting program or provided, at the end of the regular registration period, and there is space available in the desired course(s). By resolution of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University, this waiver also applies to credit hour fees for continuing education courses. No other fees are waived.  This applies to on ground courses.  For on-line courses, 25% of the tuition is waived by this benefit.

Connecticut National Guard Tuition Waiver

Connecticut state residents who are members of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard and are enrolled as full-time undergraduates are eligible for a tuition waiver. The tuition waiver does not apply to other costs and fees, such as student fees, laboratory fees, etc. It covers the charges for tuition only. The waiver does not apply to summer session, winter intersession, or part-time enrollment. Eligible, full-time undergraduates must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from their National Guard Unit and submit it to the Bursar’s Office with their tuition bill each semester. For more information on this tuition waiver and other tuition assistance programs, such as student loan repayment programs, $2,000 cash bonus, plus the GI Bill of $198 per month, contact the National Guard.

Education Grant to Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans or Missing in Action Members of the Armed Forces

Children between the ages of 16 and 23 of any person who served in the armed forces in time of war and who was killed in action or who died as a result of accident or illness sustained while performing active United States military duty, or who has been rated totally and permanently disabled by the Veterans Administration, or who is missing in action may be eligible for an education grant by the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education. Information should be directed to the Connecticut Department of Higher Education at (800) 842-0229.