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ND Dependent Tuition Waiver

Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020

If you are the dependent of a North Dakota veteran who was killed, totally disabled or declared missing in action, you may attend a University System institution without paying tuition or fees for up to 45 months.

To be eligible, you first must be accepted for enrollment by a University System campus.  For detailed information, contact the financial aid office or veterans services department on the campus of your choice.

15-10-18.2. Definitions.

1. "Dependent" for purposes of section 15-10-18.3 means:

a. A child, stepchild, spouse, widow, or widower of a resident veteran, as "veteran" is defined in section 37-01-40, who was killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, has a one hundred percent service-connected disability as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability rating to one hundred percent as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, died from service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war, or was declared missing in action;

b. A child or a stepchild of a veteran, as defined in section 37-01-40, who was killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, has a one hundred percent service-connected disability as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability rating to one hundred percent as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, died from Page No. 8 service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war, or was declared missing in action, provided the child's other parent has been a resident of this state and was a resident of this state at the time of death or determination of total disability of the veteran; or

c. A child or a stepchild of a veteran, as defined in section 37-01-40, who was killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, has a one hundred percent service-connected disability as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability rating to one hundred percent as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, died from service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war, or was declared missing in action, provided the child's other parent establishes residency in this state and maintains that residency for a period of five years immediately preceding the child's or stepchild's enrollment at an institution under the control of the state board of higher education.

2. "Resident veteran" means a veteran who:

a. Was born in and lived in this state until entrance into the armed forces of the United States;

b. Was born in, but was temporarily living outside this state, not having abandoned residence therein prior to entrance into the armed forces of the United States;

c. Was born elsewhere but had resided within this state for at least six months prior to entrance into military service and had prior to or during such six-month period:

(1) Registered for voting, or voted in this state;

(2) Being an unemancipated minor during such period of residence, had lived with a parent or person standing in loco parentis who had acquired a residence as set forth in this section; or

(3) If not registered for voting in this state, not registered for voting in another state; or

d. Has been a resident of this state for the ten years prior to the request for tuition waiver. 

Resource Category: Education

More information about: Dependent Education Benefits - State