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Tuition Information for Minnesota Veterans


 

Minnesota public college or universities must treat veterans as residents for purposes of determining the undergraduate and graduate school tuition rates if the veteran:

  • was a Minnesota resident on entering military service and
  • starts attending the state college or university graduate program within two years of completing military service.

Recognition of Courses

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: Members of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (which represents Minnesota public community and technical colleges and state universities) must recognize courses and award educational credits for courses that were part of a veteran's military training or service if the courses meet the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards for awarding academic credits. (Minnesota Statute 197.775 Higher Education Fairness, Subdivision. 2. Recognition of courses, Part (a))

University of Minnesota and Private Institutions: The University of Minnesota and private Minnesota colleges and universities have been encouraged by the state to recognize courses and award educational credits for courses that were part of a veteran's military training or service if the courses meet the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards for awarding academic credits. (Minnesota Statute 197.775 Higher Education Fairness, Subdivision. 2. Recognition of courses, Part (b))

Delayed Payment of Tuition

A veteran enrolled in a public Minnesota university or college who is eligible to receive federal educational assistance for veterans, and who has applied for that assistance but not yet received it may not be assessed late fees or other late charges. Public institutions may not prevent these students from registering for subsequent courses because of outstanding tuition charges that arise from delayed federal payments.

Campuses of the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system may request, without delay, the amount of tuition expected from federal tuition assistance and may require payment of the full amount of tuition owed by the veteran within 30 days of receipt of the federal educational assistance. (Minnesota Statute 197.775 Higher Education Fairness, Subdivision. 4 Delayed payment of tuition)

 

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