Out-of-State Dependents and Spouses Tuition Rates

Out-of-State Dependents and Spouses of Active Duty Service Members are Eligible for In-State Tuition Rate

Dependents and spouses of active duty service members using Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits are eligible to be reclassified under the in-state tuition rate without meeting the state’s 12-month residency requirement.

North Carolina passed Senate Bill 257 in 2017 complying with federal law under Section 702 of the Choice Act, providing a waiver of 12-month residency requirement for certain veterans and other individuals entitled to federal education benefits.
The new law states (Senate Bill 257 (Section 10.11, C1):

(c1)      Recipients using transferred Post‑9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) while the transferor is on active duty in the Armed Forces, the commissioned corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are eligible for the in‑State tuition rate, provided the recipient’s abode is in North Carolina and the recipient provides the institution of higher education a letter of intent to establish residency in North Carolina.

(c2)      Recipients of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)), whose parent or spouse died in the line of duty, without regard as to whether the death in the line of duty followed a period of active duty service of 90 days or more, are eligible to receive in‑State tuition under this section, provided the recipient’s abode is in North Carolina and the recipient provides the institution of higher education a letter of intent to establish residency in North Carolina.

(d)       After the expiration of the three‑year period following discharge as described in 38 U.S.C. § 3679(c), any enrolled veteran entitled to federal educational benefits under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 30 or 38 U.S.C. Chapter 33 and any other enrolled individual described in subsection (c) of this section entitled to federal educational benefits under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 30 or 38 U.S.C. Chapter 33 who is eligible for in‑State tuition under this section shall continue to be eligible for the in‑State tuition rate so long as the covered individual remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, quarters, terms, or semesters) at that institution of higher education.”

For more information, contact NC State’s Veterans Education Office at 919.515.3048, or, veterans-ed@ncsu.edu
Click here to complete a Residency Reclassification Application.

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