At NC State, we want to make sure our military-affiliated students are setup for success from day one to graduation. That's why NC State offers numerous tuition reclassification options for our military-affiliated students living in the state of North Carolina.
Post 9/11 GI Bill® and CH35 DEA Recipients Eligible for Tution Reclassification
Post 9/11 (CH33) GI Bill® and CH35 Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) recipients being charged the out-of-state tuition rate and residing in the state of North Carolina at the time of enrollment are eligible for tuition reclassification.
Under the Choice Act and Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act, a “covered individual” meets these qualifications:
- A Veteran, dependent of a veteran, or a spouse/child using CH30 MGIB, CH33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®, CH35 DEA benefits, or Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
- “Lives” in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located, regardless of his/her formal state of residence
NOTE: An active-duty veteran under Section 702, not living in North Carolina at the time of enrollment is not a “covered individual” at this time.
If you have been classified as an out-of-state student for tuition purposes and would like to seek reclassification as an in-state student under the “Choice Act” or “Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act,” download and complete the Reclassification Form.
Submit the form and copies of supporting documentation via:
- Email to email@example.com (ensure no complete file numbers or SSN’s are visible or included in documents)
- Fax at 919.515.2376, Attn: Veterans Education Benefits, OR
- Mail to 1000 Harris Hall, Attn: Veterans Education Benefits, Registration and Records, Campus Box 7313, Raleigh, NC 27694-7313
Residency for Military Personnel and Dependents
Review information concerning the residency status for armed forces personnel and their dependents under North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-143.3.
Active duty military personnel whose permanent duty station and location is in North Carolina and their military dependents are eligible to receive the benefit of in-state tuition even if they are not residents of North Carolina.
If you have been classified as an out-of-state student for tuition purposes and would like to seek reclassification as an in-state student, you will need to complete a reclassification form through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS).
Tuition Assistance Through Yellow Ribbon
The Yellow Ribbon program is a joint initiative between NC State and the Veterans Administration. Beginning Fall 2016, participating students receive a payment of up to $5,700 per term (fall and spring only) to assist in offsetting the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition/fees.
Veterans Education Benefits students are considered for the Yellow Ribbon program if the following apply:
- Student’s legal residence is not North Carolina
- Student is not on active-duty orders (actice duty service members will become eligible August 1, 2022)
- Student is not a “covered individual” under Section 702 of the Veterans “Choice Act” of 2014, as it pertains to non-resident tuition and fees
- Student has a post-911 eligibility of 100 percent
- Student is not the spouse of an active-duty service member using transferred benefits
NC State has a total of 35 Yellow Ribbon program participants, and available openings are awarded on a first-come/first-serve basis following student admission each term. Once students are part of the Yellow Ribbon program, they remain there until:
- their legal residence changes to North Carolina
- they become eligible under Section 702 of the “Choice Act”
- they become active-duty personnel stationed in North Carolina