November 15-16, 2001

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, including any campaign for which an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal was awarded, 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.       Veterans serving in the armed forces subsequent to the conflict in Vietnam (i.e. 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 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.

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

iii. For purposes of this policy the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 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.


This amendment is effective summer session, 2002.