CT Tuition Waiver

Information regarding CT Tuition Waiver:

  • 100 percent of tuition is covered for General Fund courses at all CT public colleges and universities (fall and spring semesters, for courses running approximately 15 weeks in duration).
  • At MCC, CT Tuition Waiver is NOT available during Winter Intersession or  Summer Session, for any non-credit courses, OR for any accelerated Credit Extension fund courses (3-, 6-, 8- and 12-weeks) during the fall and spring semesters.
  • At the four Connecticut State Universities and UConn, 50 percent of tuition is covered for summer courses.  It is critical, however, that you contact the school’s Registrar’s  Office to verify if the summer course you are interested in is covered, as there are exceptions.
  • If you are a Tuition Waiver Qualified National Guard member, you need to file an application with your unit before the beginning of the semester. This process is  your responsibility and must be done 40 days before every semester.

For timely processing, students must bring the following documents:

Upon your arrival:

  • Present your DD214, your NOBE, or your Letter of Good Standing from your Guard Unit Leader for evaluation.
  • To make the process quicker, we suggest that you submit all of your information and requirements at the same time. This will avoid the possibility of any delays in processing your application and forms.

To all students who receive CT Tuition Waiver:

If all necessary paperwork is not in, your tuition waiver will be revoked and you will have to pay for both tuition and fees or you will be subject to cancellation from your classes.

If you have any questions in regards to your file, you may request an appointment with one of the School Certifying Officials. Please set aside 5-10 minutes for your appointment.

Eligibility for CT Tuition Waiver

Currently Veterans who have been honorably discharged could potentially be eligible for a tuition waiver that will cover the cost of tuition. In order to qualify you must first have served during one of the predefined time frames.

Active duty for at least 90 days during:
Conflict Predefined time frame
World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
Persian Gulf War August 2, 1990 until present (no end date at this time)

All military war service subsequent to August 2, 1990 is covered including, but not limited to, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, Somalia and Bosnia, and Operation New Dawn.

Engaged in combat or in a combat-support role in:
Combat engagement location Predefined time frame
Lebanon July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958 or September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984
Grenada October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983
Operation Earnest Will July 24, 1987 to August 1, 1990
Panama (escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers flying the U.S. flag in the Persian Gulf) December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

Reservists must be mobilized in time of war for other than training purposes.