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In-state Tuition Rates for Active Duty Service Members

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) (PDF) makes it possible for dependents of members of the Armed Forces to be eligible for in–state tuition rates.

In-state Tuition Policy for members of the U.S. Armed Services stationed in the State of New York and their Dependents

Any student enrolled who is a member or the spouse or the dependent of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on full-time active duty or a member of the National Guard, or a Reserve Component and stationed in this state, whether or not a resident of the state, may be eligible for in-state tuition rates.

In-state Tuition Policy for members of the U.S. Armed Services NOT stationed in New York

Any student enrolled who is a U.S. Service member not stationed in the state of New York with at least 90 days of aggregate service time or whether or not a resident of the state, may be eligible for in-state tuition rates.

Definitions

  • The term “armed forces” means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
  • The term “active duty for a period of more than 30 days” means active duty under a call or order that does not specify a period of 30 days or less. The term “active duty” means full-time duty in the active military service of the United states. Such term includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the secretary of the military department concerned. Such term does not include full time National Guard duty.
  • Dependent is defined as the spouse or dependent child of the member of the armed forces who is on active duty.

Please fill out the Application for In-State Residency-Short form Active Duty & Veteran (PDF) and submit required documents listed on the form.

Application Filing Deadlines

  • Summer Term: June 1
  • Fall Term: July 15
  • Winter Session: January 15
  • Spring Term: February 15

Please note: If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day.

Applications and documents will NOT be accepted by fax or email. Communications are conducted through UB email, United States mail, or telephone. You will receive an approval or denial letter in the mail once a decision has been made.

Last updated: September 14, 2017 11:18 am EST