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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Effective July 1, 2000, TCA 49-7-102, as amended, was enacted to provide that: “every dependent child in this state under the age of twenty one (21) years, whose parent (mother or father) was killed, died as direct result of injuries received, or has been officially reported as being either a prisoner of war or missing in action while serving honorably as a member of the United States armed forces during a qualifying period of armed conflict, or the spouse of such veteran, is entitled to a waiver of tuition, and/or maintenance fees, and/or student activity fees and/or required registration or matriculation fees, and shall be admitted without cost to any institutions of higher education owned, operated and maintained by the state." 

The Office of Veterans Affairs is responsible for determining eligibility and providing further information about the program.

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