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Deceased Military Personnel Enrollment Without Charge for Spouses and Dependents

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR A WAIVER OF TUITION AND FEES FOR DEPENDENTS AND SPOUSES OF DECEASED MILITARY PERSONNEL AS PROVIDED FOR IN K.S.A. 75-4364

WHAT BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE?

K.S.A. 75-4364 provides an opportunity for dependents and spouses of certain military personnel who died on or after September 11, 2001, while, and as a result of, serving in active military service to enroll in Kansas postsecondary educational institutions without payment of tuition or fees. Enrollment without payment of tuition and fees means that an eligible student will be allowed to enroll without payment of tuition or any mandatory fees required of all students at the time of enrollment. The student will be responsible for other charges associated with the student’s academic program and living costs.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Military personnel: A deceased individual whose dependents and spouse may be eligible for this tuition waiver is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
(1) the person was a Kansas resident;
(2) the person was serving in active military service, which means active service in any armed service of the United States and any active state or federal service in the Kansas army or air national guard, at the time of his or her death; and
(3) the person died on or after September 11, 2001, while, and as a result of serving in military service.

Acceptable forms of documentation include: DD Form 13000 “Report of Casualty,” Form AR 600-8-1; a telegram or mailgram notification of death; news reports; and obituaries.

NOTE: Students, who can establish that they were dependents or spouses of deceased military personnel, even if the deaths preceded the effective date of the legislation, are eligible.

A dependent is defined to include a birth child, adopted child or stepchild OR any child other than the foregoing who was actually dependent in whole or in part on the deceased individual AND who is related to the deceased individual by marriage or consanguinity. A spouse is the spouse of a deceased individual who has not remarried.

WHEN MAY ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLL?

Enrollment without charge of tuition or fees will be possible for eligible individuals beginning with the fall of 2005 enrollment period. Each eligible individual may qualify for tuition and fee waiver only for a total of ten (10) semesters of undergraduate instruction or the equivalent thereof.

WHERE MAY ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLL?

Enrollment without charge of tuition or fees under this statute will be possible at Kansas educational institutions, which means public institutions including: technical schools and technical colleges, community colleges, Washburn University, and the state universities. 


Eligibility for this waiver is determined by the Kansas Board of Regents. Please submit the form linked below with supporting documentation to the Kansas Board of Regents via one of the methods below. Questions about this waiver and eligibility can be directed to Diane Lindeman at dlindeman@ksbor.org or (785) 430-4254.

Mail:
Diane Lindeman, Director of Student Financial Assistance
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 S. W. Jackson; Suite 520
Topeka, KS  66612-1368

Email: 
dlindeman@ksbor.org

Fax:
785-430-4233 (FAX)
Attn: Diane Lindeman, Director of Student Financial Assistance


Form Link: Board of Regents website


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