March 21-22, 2002

ITEM 113-108-R1101                  Board of Regents Policy and Procedures Manual:  Fee Waivers Section 940-13  (Revised)

 

(at page 3 revise subsection e as follows)

 

e.         Honorably Discharged Veteran Fee Waiver.  i.  Veterans From the Vietnam Era and Before (i.e., served anytime prior to May 8, 1975)  - Registration and incidental fees shall be waived for all honorably discharged persons who served with the United States forces in any of its wars and who are bona fide residents of the State of Montana for fee and tuition purposes.  This waiver shall not apply to persons who qualify for education stipends or other veterans' educational benefits under federal law or regulation and shall apply only to those who have at some time qualified for benefits but whose benefits have expired or been exhausted.  Participants in the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) or any similar contributory program who withdraw any portion of their contribution before the expiration date for their benefits are not eligible for the waiver. 

 

 i i.  Post-Vietnam Era Veterans (i.e., service began after May 7, 1975) - Veterans serving in the armed forces subsequent to the conflict in Vietnam are eligible for a fee waiver if the following conditions are met, in addition to the requirements of paragraph i and other eligibility conditions applicable to all fee waivers. 

1.      (a)  The veteran has been awarded an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Lebanon, Grenada or Panama, or  (b)   The veteran served in a combat theater in the Persian Gulf between August 2, 1990 and April 11, 1991 and received the Southwest Asia Service Medal., or (c)     The veteran has been awarded the Kosovo Campaign Medal.  For purposes of this policy the any of the above noted medals shall be deemed to have been “awarded” to an individual if the individual was eligible for the medal but chose to receive another medal in lieu thereof.

2.      The veteran is pursuing his or her initial undergraduate associate degree or initial baccalaureate degree.

3.      The veteran elected to become eligible for educational benefits under Title 38, Chapters 30 or 38, of the United States Code (or a successor federal program granting educational benefits based on active duty in the regular armed forces of the United States) and has exhausted such benefits or is no longer eligible for such benefits because of the passage of time.

4.      The veteran is a resident of Montana eligible for in-state tuition and fees under the policies of the Board.            

                                                                                                                             

This amendment is effective summer session, 2002.


Contingent Policy

 

The following version of subsection ii will become effective in lieu of subsection ii as amended above only upon a specific determination by the Regents that funding for the additional cost of the waivers granted below has been provided by the state in a manner that does not reduce or displace any other state funding for the University System.

 

i i.  Post-Vietnam Era Veterans (i.e., service began after May 7, 1975) - Veterans serving in the armed forces subsequent to the conflict in Vietnam are eligible for a fee waiver if the following conditions are met in addition to other eligibility conditions applicable to all fee waivers. 

1.      The veteran is pursuing his or her initial associate degree or initial baccalaureate degree.

2.      The veteran elected to become eligible for educational benefits under Title 38, Chapters 30 or 38, of the United States Code (or a successor federal program granting educational benefits based on active duty in the regular armed forces of the United States) and has exhausted such benefits or is no longer eligible for such benefits because of the passage of time.

3.      The veteran is a resident of Montana eligible for in-state tuition and fees under the policies of the Board.