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Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act

Enacted July 1, 2015

A covered individual enrolled in any public institution of higher education in this state shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition or any out-of-state fee, if the covered individual:

  • Is Eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill-AD benefits
  • A Veteran who lives in the state in which the Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

 

To determine eligibility, the following must be on file:

  • Current Certificate of Eligibility or document showing VA educational benefit eligibility
  • Most recent DD-214

If these documents are not on file, submit the required documentation to the School Certifying Official at 117 University Center, by fax to 423-425-2172, or by email to cmvastaff@utc.edu. 

Deadlines

Fall 2017 August 25, 2017
Fall 2017 (Part of Term I) August 25, 2017
Fall 2017 (Part of Term II) October 20, 2017
Spring 2018 January 12, 2018
Spring 2018 (Part of Term I) January 12, 2018
Spring 2018 (Part of Term II) March 9, 2018
Summer 2018 (Part of Term I) May 18, 2018
Summer 2018 (Part of Term II) June 29, 2018
Summer 2018 (Long Term) May 22, 2018

 

 

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