To describe the tuition and fee benefits available to veterans of the United States armed services, reserve officer training corps (ROTC) program participants, Kansas National Guard members, and active duty members of the military according to the applicable federal and state laws and Kansas Board of Regents provisions.
Lawrence/Edwards Campus and KU Medical Center students
Active duty military service members and their dependents/spouse may be assessed tuition equivalent to resident rates. This benefit is available to members of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) that have been on active duty for more than thirty days and whose home or permanent duty station is in the state of Kansas. If an active duty service member is reassigned outside of the state, the resident tuition privilege will continue to be available to the service member's dependents/spouse as long as the student remains continuously enrolled at the University of Kansas. To apply for this waiver, submit the form by the appropriate deadline.
Members of the Kansas Army National Guard or Kansas Air National Guard may be assessed tuition equivalent to resident rates. To apply for this waiver, submit the form by the appropriate deadline.
Military personnel and their dependents/spouse formerly stationed in Kansas may be assessed tuition equivalent to resident rates. The resident fee privilege is available to the dependents/spouse if they continuously reside in Kansas after the service member has left Kansas. To apply for this waiver, submit the form by the appropriate deadline.
Military dependents who are Kansas high school graduates may be assessed tuition equivalent to resident rates if they meet the following criteria:
- must have graduated from a Kansas high school.
- must have been the dependent of an active duty military service member stationed in Kansas while attending a Kansas high school.
- must be admitted and begin classes at any higher education institution within 6 months of high school graduation. Students must provide an official copy of their high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.
- must have maintained continuous fall and spring enrollment at an accredited Kansas Board of Regents college or university.
- must currently be a dependent of an active duty service member stationed outside of Kansas.
This resident fee privilege is available regardless of the current residence of the student’s parents or guardians, as long as they were stationed in Kansas while the student attended a Kansas high school. To apply for this waiver, submit the form by the appropriate deadline.
Discharged or retired military personnel may be assessed tuition equivalent to resident rates if they meet the following requirements:
- must have been a domiciliary resident of Kansas for fewer than 12 months.
- were previously stationed for active duty in Kansas.
- retired or were honorably discharged from military service.
- established current residence in Kansas prior to the first day of classes for the specified semester.
Tuition equivalent to resident rates may be assessed for the dependents/spouse of discharged or retired military personnel. This resident fee privilege continues for a maximum of 12 months and can be retroactively applied to any student who enrolled in the fall semester of 2006 at any Kansas state educational institution. To apply for this waiver, submit the form by the appropriate deadline.
The dependents/spouse of deceased military personnel and prisoners of war may be eligible for a waiver of all tuition and required fees. The deceased service member or prisoner of war must have:
- been a Kansas resident at the time of death
- served on or after September 11, 2001
- died on or after September 11, 2001 as a result of military service
The availability of this benefit cannot exceed 10 semesters of undergraduate instruction or the equivalent. To apply for this waiver, submit the form by the appropriate deadline.
Dependents of persons deceased or declared a POW/MIA as a result of service during the Vietnam conflict may request a waiver of all tuition and required fees for up to 12 semesters of instruction when eligibility is certified by the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs. Any student who may qualify for this waiver should contact the Office of the University Registrar.
Office of the University Registrar
KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
This policy was formerly incorporated in the Comprehensive Fee Schedule, which is annually approved by the Kansas Board of Regents and published by the Office of the University Registrar.
06/29/2017: Fixed broken link.
07/11/2016: Updated to remove gendered pronouns.
05/12/2015: Updated to fix broken link to Fee Privileges Brochure; minor formatting updates.
07/31/2014: Reviewed - No impact, no recommended changes.