Important Information for Veterans
The Cashier’s Office is dedicated to assisting students with understanding their bill and payment options. In order to determine the amount owed, your benefit amount needs to be established. Students seeking veteran or national guard benefits, must consult with the Universities Veteran’s Affairs Administrator, located in the Veteran’s Affairs Office; first floor of the Old Main Building. Once the amount of your benefit has been established, the Veteran’s Affairs Administrator will notify the Cashier’s Office the amount of benefit you will receive and a memo will be put on your account for the benefit amount. Students are responsible to make payment or payment arrangements for any portion of their bill that is not covered by their veteran / national guard benefits.
National Guard and Veterans' Tuition Waiver
By law, veterans and Guard Members who meet certain criteria are eligible for a tuition waiver at Western Connecticut State University. Waivers cover only the costs of tuition for accredited programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. Other charges- such as books, student activities, room and board and parking are not covered.
National Guard Waiver:[CGS § 10a-105, P.A 05-03 Sec.18 (4)]
To be eligible for the Air/Army National Guard tuition waiver the applicant must (1) be a member in good standing of the Air/Army guard and (2) be accepted for admission on a full time or part-time basis in a undergraduate degree-granting program.
How do I apply?
- Students must contact their Education Service Officer at their National Guard Units to apply for the waiver. Each semester the Bursar Office receives the list of all students who are eligible for the waiver from their Army/Air National Guard units.
Veterans' Tuition Waiver: [CGS § 10a-105, CGS § 27-103, P.A 05-03 Sec.18 (3)]
To qualify for the waiver, the veteran must have at least 90 days of active-duty service during time of war, and if National Guard or Reserves units; must have been called up to active duty under Title 10 USC at least for 90 days, or unless the veteran was separated from service earlier because of a service-connected disability or the military operation lasted less than 90 days and he served for the duration. For additional eligibility requirements, visit the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs . (Student has to be formally admitted to the college to be eligible)
How do I apply?
- Send a certified copy of your DD-214 (member 4) to the Veteran Affair’s Office,( first floor, Old Main Bldg) to determine eligibility.
- Provide one of the following as proof of domicile:
Copy of Driver License or a Copy of your income tax return Form 1040