Board of Regents extends resident tuition eligibility to Nebraska veterans
Veterans of all branches of the U.S. armed services will be eligible to attend the University of Nebraska at in-state (resident) tuition rates under an amendment to the university’s tuition policy approved by the Board of Regents July 28.

Any individual who graduates from a Nebraska high school, is honorably discharged from the military, and returns to Nebraska to establish a home now qualifies for in-state tuition without having to first meet the 12-month domicile rule. The policy is effective immediately.

James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska, said, “The policy was changed to allow men and women who have honorably served their country to return to Nebraska and attend college at in-state rates without having to re-establish residency.” The policy from which veterans are now exempt requires that an individual must live in the state for a minimum of 12 months to establish residency and qualify for in-state tuition.

The University of Nebraska’s tuition policy already grants resident tuition status to active members of the armed services who are have been assigned a permanent duty station in Nebraska, as well as their spouses and dependents.

Regent Drew Miller proposed the policy change. “We want to welcome Nebraska veterans home and encourage them to begin or continue their college studies here in Nebraska,” Miller said.

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