University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act

veterans choice act image

The following University of Connecticut students will be charged tuition at the in state rate in accordance with the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, effective July 1, 2015.

  • A veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 of Title 38, United States Code, who lives in Connecticut while attending the University of Connecticut (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school after release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Chapter 33 benefits who lives in Connecticut while attending the University of Connecticut (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in Connecticut while attending the University of Connecticut (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school after the service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school.  The person so described must be using educational benefits under Chapter 30, Chapter 33, or Fry Scholarship, of Title 38, United States Code.

Note: The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal to remove the law’s three-year post-service enrollment requirement for University of Connecticut students.  This is only applicable for GI Bill beneficiaries who do not have Connecticut residency.  Any eligible beneficiary will be charge tuition at the in-state rate, regardless of residency.

You can view the article in UConn Today about the University’s decision on August 8, 2015.