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Military Adjustments


To inform military affiliated students about guidelines for determining residency for tuition and fees.

Applies to: 

Lawrence/Edwards Campus and KU Medical Center students

Medical Center, Kansas City
Policy Statement: 

The University of Kansas assesses tuition and fees for service members, veterans, and their dependents and spouses as defined by the Kansas Board of Regents Residency Rules and Regulations 88-3-8a.  

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

Deceased military personnel and prisoners of war post 9/11:

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:

  1. been a Kansas resident at the time of death
  2. served on or after September 11, 2001
  3. 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.

Vietnam conflict:

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. To apply for this waiver, submit the form by the appropriate deadline.


Office of the University Registrar
1502 Building
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Approved by: 
Kansas Board of Regents
Approved on: 
Friday, July 1, 2011
Effective on: 
Friday, July 1, 2011
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)

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.

Veterans, Tuition and Fees, Active Duty, Benefits, Military, ROTC
Change History: 

03/01/2023: Updated contact section.
03/04/2020: Updated links, Policy Statement, Vietnam conflict paragraph and contact information
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.

Financial Categories: 
Tuition & Fees

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