VETERANS, NATIONAL GUARD and DEPENDENTS
For the purpose of granting a tuition waiver, a veteran is anyone who served on active duty in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force and has been released from active duty under honorable conditions. Eligibility for the G.I. Bill is not a determining factor in granting a tuition waiver. You must be fulltime for a 100% tuition waiver. Part time gets you a 50% tuition waiver.
The tuition waiver does not apply to fees or other costs.
To be eligible for the waiver a veteran must be a Connecticut resident, matriculated and have served during the following periods:
Active duty for at least 90 days during:
- World War II ( 12/7/41-12/31/46)
- Korean Hostilities (6/27/50-1/31/55)
- Vietnam Era (12/22/61-7/1/75; (any child of a Vietnam-era veteran who has been declared a MIA/POW also is eligible provided the parent entered the service after 1/1/60)
- Persian Gulf Wars (8/1/90 to present) Includes Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, Somalia and Bosnia
Engaged in combat or in a combat-support role (DD214 must indicate an Expeditionary Medal):
- Lebanon (7/1/58-11/1/58 and 9/29/82-3/30/84)
- Grenada Invasion (10/25/83-12/15/83)
- Operation Earnest Will (Escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers in Persian Gulf) (7/24/87-8/1/90)
- Panama Invasion (12/20/89-1/31/90)
Persons who served during any other periods are not eligible for a tuition waiver. National Guard or Reserve "active duty for training " is not considered active duty . The DD214 must state: ACTIVE DUTY. To determine eligibility, bring your DD214 to the Veteran's Office, Engleman, B 018.
Any CT resident who is a dependent child or a surviving spouse of a member of the Armed Forces killed in action on or after 9/11/2001 who was a CT resident is eligible for the tuition waiver.
CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD TUITION WAIVER
(FULL-TIME STUDENTS ONLY)
Connecticut state residents who are members of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard and enrolled as full-time, undergraduate or graduate students are eligible for a tuition waiver. The tuition waiver does not apply to other costs and fees, such as student activity fees and laboratory fees. It covers tuition only. Part-time or summer enrollment does not qualify students for this waiver.
Eligible full-time undergraduate and graduate students must obtain a Certificate of
Eligibility from their National Guard Unit and submit it to the Veterans Office each
Tuition Assistance is available for CT Army National Guard and Reservists. It covers 75% of the cost of tuition and may be used in conjunction with the GI Bill. Apply at these web sites:
CT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Web Site - https://minuteman.ngb.army.mil/benefits/
ARMY RESERVE Web Site - http://www.goarmyed.com
For more information, visit the Veterans Office, Engleman Hall B 018 or call (203) 392-6822.