Kentucky Veterans’ Benefits 2018

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the Kentucky veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.

Kentucky Tuition Waiver Benefits

A waiver of tuition is an education benefit provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of military service of certain Kentucky veterans.

The tuition waiver is provided for:

  • children
  • stepchildren
  • adopted children
  • spouses
  • unremarried widows & widowers.

An approved tuition waiver means a student may attend any two-year, four-year or vocational technical schools that are operated and funded by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Private or out of state schools do not qualify for the Tuition Waiver.

You may qualify if one of the following is true of the veteran:

  • Died on active duty
  • Died as a direct result of a service connected disability as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 100% service connected disabled
  • Totally disabled (non-service connected) with wartime service as deemed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense
  • Is deceased and lived in KY at time of death and served during a wartime period
  • Award from Social Security Administration is not acceptable


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For more information regarding Kentucky veterans benefits, please visit – Kentucky Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs website


Related state military and veteran information:

State Veterans’ Benefits – By State

Kentucky BAH Rates

Yellow Ribbon Schools