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The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 took effect on January 1, 2016. Amongst other things, it mandates that public educational institutions of higher education charge veterans who were discharged from service within three years of starting classes the in-state tuition rate regardless of their residency status. This law also applies to eligible dependents.

Click to access a full text version of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 from the website

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Eligibility for in-state Tuition using VA Educational Benefits under the Veterans Choice Act.

If you’re covered under a GI Bill® program or the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program, you may be able to get in-state tuition rates at a public school even if you haven’t lived in the state where the school is located. Keep reading on this page to find out if you qualify for in-state tuition rates under Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act. 

You may be eligible for in-state tuition if you meet all of these requirements:

  • You’re receiving benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, the Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD), or Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), and
  • You’re a “covered individual” (the next 2 sections explain what this means for Veterans, spouses, and children) and
  • When you start school, you live in the state where the school is located


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