State Educational Benefits
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VETERANS TUITION WAIVER
Veteran may attend Connecticut Public Colleges and Universities Tuition Free. Connecticut statutes provide that tuition may be waived for qualified veterans attending the University of Connecticut, Connecticut State Universities and the 12 Community Technical Colleges. Waivers cover only the cost of tuition for credit-bearing undergraduate and graduate programs. Other charges, such as for books, student activity and course fees, parking and room and board are not waived. To qualify for a waiver at the University of Connecticut and Connecticut State Universities, Veterans generally must be matriculated students- that is admitted to a degree granting program. The Community Technical Colleges are more flexible. Remember to bring along a copy of your separation papers when applying for admission or registering for courses.
BENEFIT: Tuition waivers for veterans cover 100% of tuition for General Fund course at all public colleges and universities and 50% for Extension Fund and summer courses at Connecticut State Universities.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible at any college or university, veterans must be honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces and Connecticut residents at least for one year upon enrolling in college.
Periods of Service
Only those who served in the following manner may qualify:
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Education Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans
BENEFITS: Full tuition and fees for four years at Delaware public institutions or reduced amount at other colleges under certain conditions.
APPLICATION: Delaware Higher Education Commission, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; telephone 302-577-3240 fax 302-577-6765
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Education Benefits for Dependents of Deceased / Disabled Veterans
ELIGIBILITY: Children and/or spouse of veterans who died in service or as a result of service; are 100% (service-connected) permanently and totally disabled from service; or died while so disabled. Must be high school graduate, not over age 21 for children. There is no age limit for spouse. If veteran is not ME resident at entry to service, veteran must resided in ME for five years immediately preceding application.
BENEFITS: Awards entitle eligible students to tuition waiver in any ME supported institution. A summer course counts as one full semester. Recipients have up to six consecutive academic years to complete up to eight semesters except if interrupted by illness or disability.
APPLICATION: Maine Veterans Services, 117 State House Station, Camp Keyes Building 7, Room G8, Augusta, ME 04333; telephone 207-626-4464 or 800-345-0116
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Massachusetts Army National Guard Educational Assistance Program
The Massachusetts Army National Guard Educational Assistance Program, commonly referred to as the 100%Tuition Waiver Program, waives the cost of tuition and fees for Mass. Army National Guard soldiers attending a Mass.State college, university, or community college program that IS FUNDED through the Mass. Board of Higher Education. Generally, these programs are offered during the day as part of a degree program. Continuing Education programs, traditionally offered in the evening hours, including intercession courses, offered between the Fall and Spring semesters, and Summer courses, are NOT normally covered by the Tuition Waiver program, unless the college waives the policy -- Be sure to ask.
Eligibility: The 100% tuition and fee reduction cannot exceed 130 semester hours or related quarter hours. The entitlement may be applied towards an associate, bachelor, masters, or doctoral program in addition to individual fulfillment courses, provided the courses/programs are FUNDED BY THE STATE.
Any actively participating soldier of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, in good standing, is entitled to a100% reduction of tuition in any State-funded college program. The provisions of the law apply equally to full-time and part-time students enrolled in State-funded college programs. However, certain 4-year State colleges do not, normally, admit part-time day students.
When a Certificate of Eligibility (TAGMA Form 621-3) is issued to a soldier, he or she must maintain both military and educational eligibility in order to receive benefits under the statute. A TAGMA Form 621-3 will not be issued for the normal 30 semester hour amount to soldiers scheduled to ETS (Expiration of Term of Service) during the academic year.
The Montgomery GI Bill can be utilized in conjunction with this State program. The academic standards of the learning institution must be maintain by the soldier during the entire benefit period.
State colleges, universities and community colleges may opt to enforce a resident requirement for soldiers whose Home of Record is in another state.
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Education Benefits for Dependent Children of Veterans
ELIGIBILITY: The child of a missing person who was domiciled in this State serving in or with the U.S. armed forces after February 28, 1961.
BENEFIT: Free tuition at vocational-technical college so long as said missing person is so reported/listed as missing, captured, etc.
ELIGIBILITY: Children of certain deceased veterans who died from service-connected disability shall be entitled to free tuition in state college-grade institutions. Board, room, rent, books and supplies up to $1000 per year for a period of not more than 4 years at such educational institutions may be furnished to these children if they are in need of financial assistance.
BENEFITS: Free tuition at state postsecondary or college graduate schools; up to $1,000 maximum per year for room, board, books and supplies.
APPLICATION: Arthur Feldman, State of New Hampshire, Post Secondary Education Commission, Veterans Educational Services, Two Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH 03301-08512 telephone 603-271-2257
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VETERANS TUITION CREDIT PROGRAM
Veterans attending any approved educational institution may apply for the Veterans Tuition Credit Program. Under the program, partial reimbursement is provided to the institution to offset the cost of the veteran's tuition. Maximum reimbursement is $400 per year for full-time students, $200 for part-time students. To qualify, the veteran must have been on active duty between Dec.31,1960, and May 7, 1975, and have been a legal resident of N. J . at the time of entrance into or discharge from the service, or two years immediately prior to application.
POW-MIA TUITION BENEFIT PROGRAM
Free undergraduate college tuition is available to any child born or adopted before or during the period of time his or her parent was officially declared a prisoner of war (POW) or person missing in action (MIA) after Jan.1,1960. The POW-MIA must have been a New Jersey resident at the time he or she entered the service or whose official residence is in N J. The child must attend either a public or private institution in N.J. A copy of DD 1300 must be furnished with the application.
WAR ORPHANS TUITION ASSISTANCE
Children of those service personnel who died while in the military or due to service connected disabilities, or who are officially listed as missing in action by the U.S. Dept. of Defense may claim $500 per year for four years of college or equivalent training. To qualify, the child must be a resident of New Jersey for at least one year immediately preceding the filing of the application and be between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of application. The veteran must have been a state resident.
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Currently Rhode Island State has no education specific Veteran programs.
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Currently Vermont State has no education specific Veteran programs.
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