University of Southern Indiana

In-State Tuition Rates for Applicable to Veterans, Current Military, and GI Bill® Recipients

Public Law 113-146, Section 702, as a condition of continued US Department of Veterans Affairs program approval; 20 USC 1015d; Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 434; and I.C. 21-14-12.2 and 21-14-9 require certain active duty personnel and their dependents; veterans; members of the Indiana National Guard; and Post-9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill® beneficiaries pay no more than the in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency classification.

Certain non-resident military-affiliated students who are eligible to be charged tuition at the same rate as Indiana residents under state and/or federal law. 

In accordance with federal and Indiana state laws, the following non-resident veterans, current military members, and GI Bill® beneficiaries are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates:

  • Current members of the Indiana National Guard; or
  • Active duty service members with orders assigning them to duty in the state of Indiana or the spouse or dependent child of such an active duty service member; or
  • Active duty service members (on active service for more than 30 days) who are domiciled in the state of Indiana or the spouse or dependent child of such an active duty service member; or
  • Veterans who received an honorable discharge, enrolled at the University of Southern Indiana within 12 months of separation or discharge from the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard, and who begin establishing legal residency in Indiana within the first twelve months of enrollment (or the spouse/dependent child of said veteran who also begins establishing legal residency in Indiana); or
  • A veteran, spouse of a veteran, or dependent child of a veteran, who is using Post 9/11 GI Bill®, or Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB-AD) benefits, or who is using the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E - Chapter 31) benefits who are domiciled in the state of Indiana.
  • Recipients of the Department of Veterans Affairs Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
  • Current and former crew members of the USS Indiana (SSN-789) who are currently serving or who did serve 180 days as crew.

Students who meet the above qualifications will be charged the same tuition as in-state residents, but this does not make them a resident of that state of Indiana. Students who believe they should be classified as a resident of the state of Indiana should consult the Veteran Military and Family Resource Center and/or the Admissions Office.

The in-state tuition rate charges via residency exception will apply to all academic levels and continue as long as the student remains continuously enrolled.

How Do I Apply for an In-State Exception:

  1. To begin the process, eligible students must notify the Veteran Military and Family Resource Center (VMFRC) or Admission Office tor the Office of Admissions.  At this time, you may provide documentation to confirm eligibility.
    • Depending on the student’s particular circumstances, the documentation required to establish eligibility may include a Certificate of Eligibility from US Department of Veterans Affairs for Post-9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill®; Indiana National Guard ID Card; Permanent Change of Station orders; proof of address; and/or DD-214 Certificate of Discharge from Active Duty, marriage or birth certificate, or adoption papers.
  2. Complete a USI Residency Appeal Form
  3. Return this form to the VMFRC with the appropriate documentation
    • The VMFRC will include a support letter with your documentation and forward it to the Admissions Office.

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