Dependent Children and Spouses/Domestic Partners

Eligibility for In-State Tuition

Dependent children and spouses of Veterans who are using transferred entitlement (G.I. Bill benefits) within 3 years of the transferor's discharge after serving 90 days or more on active duty are eligible for in-state tuition and fee assessment.  Individuals must remain continuously enrolled to continue eligibility. 

Surviving spouses and children under the Fry Scholarship, and dependent children and spouses who use G.I. Bill benefits under Chapter 35 are eligible for in-state tuition and fee assessment.

Non-resident students will remain classified as non-resident while being assessed in-state tuition and fees.  Please be aware that receiving in-state tuition may impact student financial aid, scholarship and grant awards.

To request in-state tuition submit required documentation to the Office of the Registrar as indicated below.

Approved documentation includes:

Dependent child: student’s Certificate of Eligibility for benefits and the Veteran’s DD214
Spouse or Domestic partner: student’s Certificate of Eligibility for benefits and the Veteran’s DD214

Documentation may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or submitted to:

Iowa State University
Resident Classification
214 Enrollment Services Center
2433 Union Dr.
Ames, IA 50011-2042

Fax: 515 294-1088 (Mask SSN prior to faxing for security purposes)
Email: iowaresidency@iastate.edu (Mask SSN prior to emailing for security purposes)

Non-resident students who are not eligible for in-state tuition based on military affiliation may gain Iowa residency by completing the 12 month residency process. For more information on gaining Iowa residency, visit the Resident Classification webpage.