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ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR A WAIVER OF TUITION AND FEES FOR FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR AS PROVIDED FOR IN K.S.A. 75-4364

WHAT BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE?

K.S.A. 75-4364 provides an opportunity for prisoners of wars 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?

Prisoners of War: An individual who is eligible for this benefit must meet both of the following criteria:
(1) the individual was a resident of Kansas when he or she entered active service in any of the United States armed forces; and

(2) the individual, while serving in the United States armed services, was declared a prisoner of war, as established by the United States Secretary of Defense after January 1, 1960.

Acceptable proof of eligibility includes: a letter or telegram from the Veteran’s Administration, the Department of Defense or an Armed Services department verifying POW status; DD Form 214 identifying POW status; a military medical identification card or POW card issued by the detainment facility; or new articles.

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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