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Waive In-State SM Residency

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Summary

The post 9/11 GI Bill only pays in-state tuition and eligible fees. Veterans who settle in states other than their state of residence upon separating from the Service are initially charged �out-of-state� tuition, which means they must pay the difference between the resident and non-resident charges.

Key Message

Waiving the time requirement for residency (provided separating Service members are completing the remaining steps to establish residency) allows them to attend the first year at a state school within the amount paid through the GI Bill.

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Veterans Affairs directly pays only in-state tuition and eligible fees, which means that veterans who settle in a state as a nonresident pay the difference between the resident and non-resident charges. States can waive residency requirements to allow separating Service members to receive in-state tuition rates until they qualify for residency.