MILITARY DEPENDENT TUITION BENEFIT -- EXPIRATION
Does the Military Dependent Tuition Benefit expire? Is it transferable to another institution?
No. The Military Dependent Tuition Benefit, once approved, applies as long as the student is continuously enrolled at the University. The benefit does NOT transfer to another institution. If the student transfers, eligibility must be re-established at that institution.
How else can a military spouse maintain in-state tuition?
To establish eligibility if the Military Dependent Tuition Benefit does not apply, the spouse must be employed full-time in Virginia, and pay Virginia income taxes on all taxable income.
If the spouse does not meet the qualifications as set forth in this provision, the spouse may qualify in one of the following three ways:
- Live in the state for one year and for that year have a Virginia driver's license, vehicle registration, and voter registration.
- The military person changes his/her legal state of residence to Virginia (which entails paying Virginia state taxes on his/her military income, obtaining a Virginia driver's license, vehicle registration and voter registration), in which case the spouse could become eligible for the in-state tuition immediately.
- Live in the state for one year, make the equivalent of a full-time income ($10,300) and file Virginia state taxes on that income. If you do this, you do not have to change driver's license, vehicle registration and voter registration. This is known as the military exception rule.
*Please see Definitions for the definition of dependent.
|To determine eligibility for in-state tuition, each student must complete an Application for In-state Tuition and provide documentation of entitlement to in-state status. |