In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Kansas veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Kansas Military Service Scholarship
The Kansas Military Service Scholarship is available for the payment of tuition and fees at a public Kansas institution for students who are a resident of Kansas and has:
- served in military service in international waters or on foreign soil in support of military operations for which the person received hostile fire pay for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, or served less than such 90 days because of injuries during such military service;
- has received an honorable discharge or under honorable conditions (general) discharge from military service or is still in military service; and
- has provided copies of military discharge papers (DD-214 form) or active duty orders whichever such paper or order indicate the location of such person’s deployment and indicate the person has served after September 11, 2001, in any military operation for which the person received hostile fire pay.
Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance Program (State Tuition Assistance)
The Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance provides up to 100% of tuition and fees that leads to the award of a certificate, diploma or degree upon satisfactory completion of coursework requirements for members of a Kansas Air/Army National Guard unit. Full-time enrollment not required. This program is administered by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Related: Tuition Assistance for the military
Application for a Waiver of Tuition and Fees for Prisoners of War
Students seeking tuition/fee assistance as prisoners of war must complete and return this form. Assistance will be provided if a student meets eligibility criteria and the Kansas Legislature has made appropriations available for this purpose
Related: Schools with Reduced Tuition
Application for a Waiver of Tuition and Fees for Dependents and Spouses of Deceased Military Personnel
Students seeking tuition/fee assistance as dependents or spouses of certain military personnel must complete and return this form to Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson Ste 520, Topeka KS 66612. Assistance will be provided if a student meets eligibility criteria and the Kansas Legislature
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For more information regarding Kansas veterans’ benefits, please visit – Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs
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