Your tuition at the University of Minnesota is assessed according to your:
- Degree or other program registration
- Enrollment level
- Residency status
- Residency in a state or province with a reciprocity agreement
Who is eligible for in-state tuition:
- All veterans students are eligible for in-state tuition.
- Chapter 31 participants
Resident tuition is extended to individuals that meet the following criteria:
- A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the institution within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the institution within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from 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 institution. The person so described must have enrolled in the institution prior to the expiration of the three-year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
- Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).
- Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
In summary, individuals using the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship are no longer required to enroll within three years of the service member’s death, and there is no longer a requirement that the deceased service member’s death in the line of duty followed a period of active duty service of 90 days or more. A new category of individuals was added to section 3679; the new category of consists of individuals using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits while the transferor is on active duty in the uniformed services.
For courses, semesters, or terms beginning after July 1, 2017, a public institution of higher learning must charge the resident rate to the individuals described above. When an institution charges these individuals more than the rate for resident students, the VA is required to disapprove programs of education for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill®.
Contact us for more information on documentation needed to receive resident tuition.
What is a “covered individual”?
Veterans eligible for educational assistance under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill® are the primary group of individuals who are considered “covered individuals.” Benefit eligibility may be established based on one, or more than one, period of active duty service, and qualifying service may be earned in the various branches of the armed forces and uniformed services.
- The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will use any period of qualifying service to establish eligibility under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill®. For individuals with more than one period of service, the final discharge need not be a qualifying period of service. Consequently, an individual who receives an other-than-honorable or less than fully honorable final discharge can still be eligible for GI Bill® benefits and “covered individual” status.
- “Covered individual” can include Veterans of the regular components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; Veterans who performed certain full-time service in, or were called up from, the reserve components or the National Guard; and Veterans of the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are also included.
- Individuals who meet the requirements to be a “covered individual” and are required to enroll within three years of the veteran’s discharge will maintain “covered individual” status as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the University of Minnesota once reaching the three-year window, even if enrolled in multiple programs.
GI Bill®️ is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.