Tuition Waiver for Veterans

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In-State Tuition for Veterans

Texas Education Code Section 54.241 Paragraph K, line 1 provides a person (veteran, spouse or dependent) who is eligible for benefits under the federal veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any other federal law authorizing veteran educational benefits, with in-state tuition prices. The person must file with their college a letter of intent (out-of-state waiver request) to establish residence in this state. The person resides in this state while enrolled in the institution.

Items Needed to Establish In-State Tuition

1.  Completed and signed Out-of-State Residency Waiver Request 

2. In-District/County Documentation: One or more of the following documents may be used to establish in-county residency classification provided they meet the correct criteria including listing the student's name and address. 

  • Most recent utility bill
  • Most recent bank/credit card statement
  • Lease/rental agreement
  • Other official mail such as a medical bill or tax statement that has been mailed within 30 days of enrollment.

Be aware that Dallas County limits and Dallas city limits are NOT the same. It is entirely possible to live outside of Dallas County yet still have a Dallas city address.

No refund for residency changes will be issued after the census date (12th class day).

veteran tuition help

Tuition Assistance Program

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible active duty members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% of the tuition expenses of its members.

Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions. The money is usually paid directly to the academic institution by the individual services.

Tuition Assistance

Follow the links for your particular service and start taking advantage of this opportunity.

Once you have completed your application for tuition assistance and been accepted into the Tuition Assistance Program, visit the Brookhaven College Business Office in Bldg. S, Room S057, or call 972-860-4814 for assistance.