Domicile for Veterans, Military, and Dependents

Veterans, Military Members, Spouses, and Dependents

The College  follows domicile guidelines outlined by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).  Federal and State laws provide domicile exceptions to veterans, active duty military, and their dependents.     

Federal Military Domicile Exceptions

Laurel Ridge Community College, in compliance with Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 with amendments as required under Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(c), shall provide instate tuition rates in accordance with the following qualifying exceptions:

• A veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®), of Title 38, United States Code, who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of their formal state of residence).

• Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of their formal State of residence).

• A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of their formal state of residence).

• An individual using educational assistance under chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of their formal state of residence) effective for courses, semesters, or terms beginning after March 1, 2019.

  • Effective August 1, 2022, a spouse or dependent using education assistance under Chapter 35/DEA (Survivor’s and Dependents Education Assistance) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of their formal state of residence)

• Anyone described above remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same institution. Therefore, the described person must be enrolled in the institution and use educational benefits under Chapters 30, 33, 31 or 35 of Title 38, United States Code.

 GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Webs site at http://www.benefis.va.gov/gibill.”

State Military Domicile Exceptions- SCHEV (State Council on Higher Education for Virginia)

Domicile Exceptions for Active Duty Members

Domicile Exceptions for Family Active Duty Members

Domicile Exceptions for Veterans and Family Members

Domicile Appeal Process

Any applicant denied in-state tuition has the right to appeal according to the following process:

            1. A member of Enrollment Services will make the initial determination.

            2. Upon appeal, an intermediate review will be conducted by the Registrar.

            3. Final administrative review will be made by a domicile appeals committee.