Education Benefits for Dependents of 100% Disabled Veterans or those who died as a result of military service


Jul 19, 2013

About: The State Legislature requires state universities and state community colleges to waive all undergraduate tuition and fees for Dependents of 100% Disabled Veterans or those who died as a result of military service up to 200 quarter credits or equivalent semester credits. Waivers for graduate credits are encouraged but not required. Fees include all assessments for costs incurred as a condition to a student's full participation in coursework and related activities at an institution of higher education. Click here for a list of colleges and universities.
 
Eligibility: Eligible dependents are: A child must be a Washington domiciliary between the age of seventeen and twenty-six to be eligible for the tuition waiver. A child's marital status does not affect eligibility. A surviving spouse or surviving domestic partner must be a Washington domiciliary.
 
  • A surviving spouse or surviving domestic partner has ten years from the date of the death, total disability, or federal determination of prisoner of war or missing in action status of the eligible Veteran or National Guard member to receive benefits under the waiver. Upon remarriage or registration in a subsequent domestic partnership, the surviving spouse or surviving domestic partner is ineligible for the waiver of all tuition and fees.
  • If a death results from total disability, the surviving spouse has ten years from the date of death in which to receive benefits under the waiver.

Learn More: http://www.dva.wa.gov/dependentstuitionwaiver.html

View more: Washington Military Education Benefits or select another location to learn more about what is available.


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