Substitute Item (see attached memo)

January 17-18, 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.  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.       Honorably discharged veterans serving in the armed forces subsequent to the conflict in Vietnam (i.e. service began after May 7, 1975) 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 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 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 .

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


This amendment is effective summer session, 2002.