U.S. Veterans of the Armed Forces, Reserves, and National Guard

Eligibility for In-State Tuition

U.S. Veterans who have been honorably discharged who served on federal active duty for an aggregate of 90 days (excludes training) in the Armed Forces, Reserve components, and National Guard immediately qualify for in-state tuition and fee assessment. Members who were dishonorably discharged will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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 a copy of the Veteran's DD214 to the Office of the Registrar as indicated below.

Former members of the Iowa National Guard who served 20 honorable years and earned military retirement qualify for in-state tuition assessment. Service on federal active duty is not required.

To request in-state tuition, submit a copy of the DD214 and proof of military retirement to the Office of the Registrar as indicated below.

Eligibility for Iowa Residency:

A Veteran who is domiciled in Iowa and files Iowa resident income taxes is eligible for Iowa resident classification.

To request Iowa resident classification, submit a copy of the Veteran's DD214 and a copy of the Veteran's most recent Iowa resident tax return to the Office of the Registrar as indicated below.

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)