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Choice Act

In accordance with Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act, the University establishes the following guidelines on in-state tuition for eligible veterans and/or dependents.

Eligible Students

Demonstrating Eligibility

To demonstrate eligibility for in-state tuition rate, a student must:

  1. Submit a Veterans’ Educational Benefits Request Form. Indicate intent to use the Choice act on the form.
  2. Submit a DD Form 214 discharge document. (Dependents must submit DD214 of transferor).
    The DD Form 214 discharge document must indicate:
    1. Net Active Service – Must be at least 90 days of service
    2. Separation Date – Must be within 3 years of the first day of the student’s term
    3. Character of Service – Must have honorable discharge
  3. Submit a DD Form 1300 Report of Casualty document, if student is using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
  4. Submit a copy of active military orders, if student is using transferred benefits and transferor is on active duty.
  5. Provide proof of Commonwealth of Virginia address.
Students must submit either a DD Form 214, DD Form 1300, or active duty orders.

To demonstrate eligibility, documentation must be received by the dates indicated below:

Student is responsible for demonstrating eligibility for in-state tuition under the Choice Act.


If you are an active-duty service member or a veteran who was honorably discharged more than 3 years before your enrollment, please contact the Office of Virginia Status for questions on in-state eligibility.

Documents and questions can be sent to Veterans' Affairs Coordinator.
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