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Resident tuition

Veterans attending the University of Minnesota will be assessed resident
tuition rates
. The resident tuition waiver will be automatic for veterans with a DD-214 on file that receive educational benefits.

For more information or to receive in-state resident rates, please submit a copy of your DD-214 to Veterans Resource Center (60 Solon Campus Center). 

Veterans, Spouses, and Dependents

Effective July 1, 2015, resident tuition is extended to individuals that meet the following criteria:

  • A Veteran who lives in Minnesota (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.*
  • An individual using transferred benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty who lives in Minnesota (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 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 Minnesota (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Servicemember’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

Please contact the Veterans Resource Center (60 Solon Campus Center) for more information on documentation needed to receive resident tuition.

*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.

  • VA 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 periods 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.
  • An individual who meets the requirements to be a "covered individual" will maintain "covered individual" status as long as he/she remains continuously enrolled at the University of Minnesota once he/she reaches the three year window, even if he/she enrolls in multiple programs.