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Military Admission - Residency

If you are a military affiliated individual and you do not qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, you may still be eligible for one of the three military tuition benefits offered at UNCW.

Under this special North Carolina statute, members of the armed services stationed in North Carolina on active duty and their dependents may be eligible to pay a reduced tuition rate which is equivalent to the in-state tuition rate. The service member must still be on active duty status on the first day of classes for the admitted term in order to be eligible for the benefit (i.e. date of discharge must be after the first day of classes for the admitted term).  Upon request you must submit:

This benefit provides the in-state tuition rate to qualified veterans and dependents.  To be eligible for the benefit, the veteran or dependent student using a transferred post 9/11 G.I. Bill must:

  • Enroll in an institution of higher learning within three years of discharge from active duty service of 90 days or more prior to the first day of the semester the students intends to enroll in. (Ex. Spring 2016 semester begins January 11th, veteran service member must have a discharge date after January 11, 2013 and before January 10, 2016 regardless if the benefit is being used by the veteran or dependent student.)
  • Demonstrate “proof of abode” in North Carolina (Ex. copy of NC driver’s license, copy of lease/letter from landlord, copy of NC utility bill, etc.)
  • Intend to establish residency in North Carolina
  • Be eligible for and using Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill Active Duty Education Assistance Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 Educational Assistance) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Upon request you must submit:

This benefit provides individuals serving in the North Carolina National Guard to pay a reduced tuition rate which is equivalent to the in-state tuition rate. 
Upon request you must submit:

  • National Guard Form
  • Confirmation of Command Residency Letter National Guard Duty (See Sample)

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