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Out of State Tuition Waiver

***Effective July 1, 2017** OUT OF STATE TUITION WAIVER for dependents

A individual eligible (dependent or spouse)  to receive educational benefits administered by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs, through any provision of federal law, may not be required to pay out- of-state tuition or any out-of-state fee when the other individual is:

  1. Enrolled in any public institution of higher education in Tennessee;
  2. Utilizing such benefits at the enrolling institution; and
  3. Living in Tennessee, regardless of the individual’s formal state of residency.

*** Effective August 1, 2022 OUT OF STATE TUITION WAIVER for all military service members

All military service members receive in state tuition rates at any UT system school regardless of residency. Military service members include; veterans, active duty, national guard, and reserve. Students utilizing TN strong act may also receive in state tuition. ROTC cadets can also receive in state tuition rates. Please contact the appropriate ROTC department on campus for more information.

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