New and Pending Legislation

Recent Legislation

SB 126 Coordination of Services for Veterans

Requires certain state agencies, including postsecondary institutions to:

HB 045 In-state Tuition for Military Service members and Veterans (for full policy click here)

  • Clarifies that an institution within the state system of higher education is required to grant resident student status to a military veteran under certain conditions regardless of whether the military veteran served in Utah.

  • Clarifies and amends provisions related to the types of evidence that a military service member, a veteran, and an immediate family member of a service member or veteran must provide to be considered a resident for in-state tuition purposes.

  • Removes the 12-month deadline within which a military veteran must provide evidence of an honorable discharge to be considered a resident for in-state tuition purposes.

  • Establishes a 5-year deadline within which a military veteran's immediate family member must provide evidence of an honorable discharge to be considered a resident for in-state tuition purposes.

Tuition Information

for details on how to establish your Residency at SLCC. All students initially marked as non-resident must complete a residency application within the first 2 weeks of the term they want to establish residency for. Please complete your residency application before the term begins for quicker processing of request.

HB 032 College Credit for Veterans

This legislation modified 2013 HB 254 to require institutions to provide written notification to each student applying for admission that they are required to meet with a college counselor (or advisor) in order to receive credit for military service and training.

Students Veterans using any VA Educational Benefits:

  • If you are using VA educational funds for schooling you are required by the VA to submit all transcripts to the incoming transfer credit office and request transcripts be evaluated. All applicable credits toward your declared major will be entered on your transcript.

  • You can also meet with the department advisor to further review military transcripts to determine if any of their military training can be used towards their declared major.

  • Student Veterans not using VA Educational Benefits:

    • If you are not using VA educational funds, you are not required to submit transcripts to SLCC. It can be to your advantage to do so. You can submit transcripts to the incoming transfer credit office and request they be evaluated for applicable credits towards your degree.

    • We also encourage you to meet with the department advisor to determine credits for military service that could be applicable towards your degree to assist you in completing your degree quicker.