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Veteran/Service Member Resident Status

Benefit Category: State

In accordance with ND Century Code 15-10-19.1, para 2.d. 

A "resident student" for tuition purposes means: 

  1. A full-time active duty member of the armed forces;
  2. A member of the North Dakota national guard;
  3. A member of the armed forces reserve component stationed in this state; or
  4. A veteran, as defined in NDCC 37-01-40, is a North Dakota resident and US Citizen who has served on continuous federalized active military duty for;
  • One hundred eighty days; or
  • The full period for which the individual was called; or
  • Ordered to active military duty for reasons other than training; and
  • Was discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions.
  • A discharge reflecting:
    • "Expiration of term of service"; or
    • "Completion of required service"; or
    • Words to that effect qualifies the shorter term of service as making the individual a veteran.

News about Veteran/Service Member Resident Status

By George Altman
Army Times Staff writer

Lawmakers in a deeply divided House of Representatives can’t agree on much anymore, but they’re unanimous on at least one thing: Veterans shouldn’t be stuck with out-of-state tuition costs at public universities.

A bill that would force schools to ease such residency rules for vets — or lose GI Bill eligibility entirely — passed the House Feb. 3 without a single dissenting vote, 390-0.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).