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Veteran, Service-Member, Dependent, Spouse, Non-Resident Tuition Waiver


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Award Information

The difference between resident and non-resident tuition is waived for veterans, active duty service members and their dependents.

Award Criteria

  • The veteran/service member shall complete and submit the following documentation:
    • Enclose veteran/service member's DD214 or NGB22 indicating an Honorable Discharge or
    • Other documentation such as:
      • *Military ID Card
      • *Active Duty Orders
      • *Dependency verification documentation
  • Students will upload a copy of the verification documents in their application portal once they have applied to MSU. 

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  • If awarded the Non-Resident Military Tuition Waiver, students would not receive non-resident-specific scholarships.

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