Residency

If you are a veteran or still serving in the military you may be eligible for in-state tuition even though you may have been initially classified as an out-of-state student due to your duty station or deployment.

You may qualify for in-state tuition, without regard to your legal residence, by demonstrating any of the following:

  • you are serving on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Merchant Marine, or Coast Guard;
  • you are a reservist in one of those branches;
  • you were honorably discharged or received a general discharge under honorable conditions from one of those branches or their reserve component;
  • you are serving as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service;
  • you are the spouse or dependent child of someone living or stationed in Michigan who is serving in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Merchant Marine, or Coast Guard, whether on active duty or as a reservist; OR
  • you are the spouse or dependent child of someone living or stationed in Michigan who is serving as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.

To establish eligibility by demonstrating service, you must complete the following form: Application for In-State Tuition on the Basis of Service, truthfully and timely.

Deadlines are:

  • Fall term: September 30
  • Winter term: January 31
  • Spring, Spring/Summer and Summer term: July 31

You may apply for in-state tuition here. You will need your uniqname and Kerberos password.

In-State Tuition for Select VA Educational Benefits (Choice Act)

The University of Michigan will charge in-state tuition to any individual using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Program), Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation), Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®) of title 38, United States Code, and/or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship while attending the University of Michigan (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).

If an individual exhausts their benefits under Chapter 30, Chapter 31, Chapter 33 of title 38 of United States Code and/or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, they may be eligible for an extension of in-state tuition eligibility if the following conditions are met:

  • The individual has, within the prior 24-month period, used at least 12 months of the above benefits at the University of Michigan before the benefits were exhausted.
  • The individual is in an undergraduate degree program and is making progress toward degree completion at the time the benefits are exhausted.

If approved, in-state tuition at the University of Michigan will be extended for either a) a period of up to 24 months, or b) until the individual attains their first undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first.  Students must be continually enrolled for the duration of the extension of in-state tuition eligibility; a lapse in enrollment may result in termination of the extension.

The Veterans Certification Department requires a completed application for the in-state extension:  https://forms.gle/rUdfA8S5b156tNYY9.

Non-degree students and students enrolled in graduate, professional, or postgraduate programs who have exhausted their benefits under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Program),Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®) of title 38, United States Code, and/or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship are NOT eligible for extension of in-state tuition eligibility under this policy.

Important note: If a student has not exhausted benefits and chooses not to access VA benefits for a term, the in-state tuition rate does not apply.

For more help contact:

Residency Classification Office
Office of the Registrar
LSA Suite 5000
500 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
Phone: (734) 764-1400