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In-State Tuition

According to the Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-7-1304 a Veteran or other individual eligible to receive educational benefits administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, through any provision of the United States Code, shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition or any out-of-state fee when the Veteran or other individual is:
    (1) Enrolled in any public institution of higher education in this state;
    (2) Utilizing such benefits at the enrolling institution; and
    (3) Living in the state of Tennessee, regardless of the individual's formal state of residency.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill can be used for approved programs and provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following release from active duty service.  Find out more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

It is also important to note that although Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can be transferred to dependents, the service member needs to apply for the transfer while still serving on active duty.  Find out more about transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Favid Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty on active duty after September 10, 2001.  Find out more about the Fry Scholarship.