Connecticut Veterans Tuition Waiver Application – READ CAREFULLY
Thank you for your service! To make your application process for the Connecticut Combat Veterans Tuition Waiver easier, we have included the rules and instructions regarding eligibility and applying. Please take your time and pay close attention to detail, as reading this section may save you time in figuring out if you would qualify for the waiver.
- The Combat Veterans Tuition Waiver is available to eligible Veteran students for Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter Intersession Courses.
- To receive the Combat Veterans Tuition Waiver, qualified veterans must be admitted to an undergraduate/graduate degree/certificate program. Pursuant to the Board of Trustees decision of July 15th, 1994 the amount of the Connecticut Combat Veterans Tuition Waiver that will be waived is “equivalent to that which would be charged for tuition if a University tuition charge was applied, for any veteran who meets the criteria identified pursuant to subsection 8/b (e) of Section 10a-105 of the General Statutes, and is enrolled in a program for which University tuition is not charged. The amount of the waiver shall be based upon the approved tuition rates for graduate and undergraduate students.” This calculation is applicable towards certain University programs that award degrees but do not charge enrolled students traditional tuition (For example: MBA, BGS, CEIN, etc.) The amount of the waiver will never exceed the amount that would have been charged at the current per credit rates for undergraduate or graduate level, using the In-State rates as published on the University of Connecticut Bursars website at http://bursar.uconn.edu, for the amount of credits you are taking that academic term. For example, If you are taking 6 credits in the MBA program, the waiver amount would never exceed (6 credits x$940.00) = $5640.00 It can never exceed the maximum tuition charged to in state students at the appropriate level (12 credits for undergrad, 9 credits at the graduate level, as tuition is not charged for credits taken above those levels.). The waiver will be reduced if you are using CH33 benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and cannot be combined with Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits at the 100% eligibility level. This calculation applies to all programs that are eligible for the CT Combat Veterans Tuition Waiver
- Our office cannot provide any confirmation or denial of Waiver qualification to you without a submitted application. TO QUALIFY:
- Be honorably discharged or released under honorable conditions from active service in the U.S. Armed Forces (U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard).
- NOTE: "Public Law 18-47" effective 1 OCT 18, extends the CT Veterans Tuition Waiver to certain Veterans with Other than Honorable discharge. The Veteran applying for the waiver must submit, along with the complete CT DVA OTH Form 1, all other required documentation (e.g. Discharge Form DD-214, relevant agency application, etc . . .) to the agency or municipality administering the benefit for which the Veteran is applying. The administering agency or municipality shall then determine the Veteran’s eligibility for the benefit. A Veteran with a “Bad Conduct” or “Dishonorable” discharge is NOT eligible for Veteran’s benefits under this Public Act.
- National Guard members, activated under Title 10 of the United States Code, are also included. This does not include IADT, AT, Weekend Drills or AIT, Tech School, etc.
- Have served at least 90 days total (consecutive or aggregate) active date in time of war except if separated from service earlier because of a Federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) related service-connected disability; or the war, campaign or operation lasted less than 90 days and service was for the Duration of the conflict or campaign. Active duty time earned for your training (Basic/Boot Camp, AIT, or Tech School, Weekend Drill or Annual Training) does not qualify for the waiver. Below are the dates for active duty time to qualify for the waiver:
Active duty for at least ninety (90) days:
World War II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean Hostilities - June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam - February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
Persian Gulf Era (August 2, 1990 - a date to be determined by Presidential proclamation or federal law - Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom are included in this category.
OR, Engaged in combat or in combat support role in the:
Lebanon Conflict - July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958
Peace-keeping Mission in Lebanon - September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984
Grenada Invasion - October25, 1983 to December 15, 1983
Operation Earnest Will - July 24, 1987 to August 1, 1990
Panama Invasion - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
- Be accepted for admission and enrolled at the University of Connecticut at time of application.
- Be domiciled in Connecticut at the time of acceptance, which is the date of your acceptance letter, this includes domicile for less than one year
- Students must be matriculated in a University Degree or Certificate program
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS –li>
- Applications must be submitted electronically
- Complete the application entirely, do not leave blanks.
- Submit your DD-214 (member 4, service 2 or service 7) notarized copy via USPS to this office or,
- If you are using your original DD-214 Member 4, you may visit your nearest UConn campus to have it certified by the Veterans Point of Contact on that campus. A list of our officials is available on our website
- Provide (1) one of the following as proof of domicile, dated prior to your acceptance to the University
- Copy of your current Connecticut vehicle registration
- Copy of your current valid CT Driver’s license or State ID
- Copy of a current mortgage statement for a CT address under your name
- Provide (2) two of the following as proof of domicile, dated prior to your acceptance to the University
- Current Tax returns in your name with a CT address
- Copy of your CT Voter registration card
- Copy of a current Cell Phone or utility bill in your name with a CT address.
- NOTE: "Public Law 18-47" effective 1 OCT 18, extends the CT Veterans Tuition Waiver to certain Veterans with Other than Honorable discharge. The Veteran applying for the waiver must submit, along with the complete CT DVA OTH Form 1, all other required documentation (e.g. Discharge Form DD-214, relevant agency application, etc . . .) to the agency or municipality administering the benefit for which the Veteran is applying. The administering agency or municipality shall then determine the Veteran’s eligibility for the benefit. A Veteran with a “Bad Conduct” or “Dishonorable” discharge is NOT eligible for Veteran’s benefits under this Public Act