Honorably Discharged Veteran Waiver.
a. Veterans From the Vietnam Era and Before (i.e., served anytime prior to May 8, 1975) - All honorably discharged persons who served with the United States forces in any of its wars and who are bona fide residents of the State of Montana for fee and tuition purposes are eligible for a waiver. This waiver shall not apply to persons who qualify for education stipends or other veterans’ educational benefits under federal law or regulation and shall apply only to those who have at some time qualified for benefits but whose benefits have expired or been exhausted.
b. Post-Vietnam Era Veterans (i.e., service began after May 7, 1975) - Veterans serving in the armed forces subsequent to the conflict in Vietnam are eligible for a waiver if the following conditions are met:
a)The veteran has been awarded an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, or
b) The veteran served in a combat theater in the Persian Gulf between August 2, 1990 and April 11, 1991 and received the Southwest Asia Service Medal, or
c)The veteran has been awarded the Kosovo Campaign Medal.; or
d)The veteran served in a combat theater in Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001 and received either the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal or the Iraq Campaign Medal. For purposes of this policy any of the above noted medals shall be deemed to have been “awarded” to an individual if the individual was eligible for the medal but chose to receive another medal in lieu thereof.
2) The veteran is pursuing his or her initial associate degree or initial baccalaureate degree.
3) The veteran elected to become eligible for educational benefits under Title 38, Chapter 30 or 32, of the United States Code (or a successor federal program granting educational benefits based on active duty in the regular armed forces of the United States) and has exhausted such benefits or is no longer eligible for such benefits because of the passage of time. Participants in the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) or any similar contributory program who withdraw any portion of their contribution before the expiration date for their benefits are not eligible for the waiver.
4) The veteran is a resident of Montana eligible for in-state tuition and fees under the policies of the board.
The Montana Honorably Discharged Veteran Tuition Waiver eliminates tuition costs charged to a qualifying student. It does not, however, waive any other charges.
Montana University System Policy and Procedures Manual
Honorable Discharge Waiver Application