Out-Of-State Veterans and Family Members* Now Pay In-State Tuition
No matter what state you are from and no matter how long you have been out of the military, Veterans now receive residency for your SLCC education.
The Utah Legislature passed House Bill R124 granting in-state tuition to Veterans and their families who take steps to establish Utah residency (effective May 2014).
*Family members will also receive residency up to the first 5 years after service member’s discharge.
R512.6. Military Service Exception to Establishing Resident Student Status
An institution within the State USHE system of Higher Education shall grant resident student status for tuition purposes to a military veteran and the military veteran’s immediate family members who reside in the state if the military veteran provides:
- Evidence of a discharge from the United States Armed Forces (DD-214), other than a dishonorable discharge.
- A signed written declaration that the military veteran has relinquished residency in any other state and does not maintain a residence elsewhere; and
- Objective evidence that the military veteran has taken overt steps to relinquish residency in any other state and establish residency in Utah, which may include evidence of the following:
- Utah voter registration card
- Utah driver license or identification card
- Utah vehicle registration
- Evidence of employment in Utah
- Rental agreement showing name and Utah address
- Utility bills showing name and Utah address
Students who feel they meet the requirements to be classified as a resident may appeal their nonresident status by filling out an Application for Residency Classification. This online form is accessed via the student’s MyPage account, where it can be found near the bottom of the MyPage tab on the left-hand side. Please submit the following documentation to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records after completing your application for residency status:
- Utah Driver License
- Utah Car Registration
- Any of the other documentation listed above
The law requires you to change your Driver License and Car Registration when moving to a new state. Completing these steps shows you have relinquished residency in another state.
The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Section 702) provides for those individuals (Veterans and Dependents using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits) to receive resident status from any public college or university that receives GI Bill funding while the student is actively using his/her GI Bill benefits.
Yellow Ribbon waivers will still be available in limited quantities for veterans and dependents using Post-9/11 with a 100% eligibility. The waiver does not cover 100% of the nonresident tuition and students will be responsible for any remaining balance.
It is highly encouraged that Veterans and dependents who qualify for residency and/or Section 702 utilize these options before Yellow Ribbon to minimize any out-of-pocket tuition expenses.