The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) (PDF) makes it possible for dependents of members of the Armed Forces to be eligible for in–state tuition rates.
In-state Tuition Policy for Members of the U.S. Armed Services Stationed in the State of New York and their Dependents:
Any student enrolled who is a member or the spouse or the dependent of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on full-time active duty or a member of the National Guard, or a Reserve Component and stationed in this state, whether or not a resident of the state, may be eligible for in-state tuition rates.
In-state Tuition Policy for Members of the U.S. Armed Services NOT Stationed in New York:
Any student enrolled who is a U.S. Service member not stationed in the state of New York with at least 90 days of aggregate service time or whether or not a resident of the state, may be eligible for in-state tuition rates.
Please fill out the Residency Application for New York State Tuition Purposes—Military and submit required documents listed on the form.
We will accept applications for the Military and Veterans exceptions at any time for the current semester.
If you’ve submitted a residency application and have not received a decision from our office, you are still responsible for paying the amount due by the billing due date. Failure to pay the amount due will result in a late payment fee. You should also be aware of the financial liability deadlines, as these may occur while you are waiting for a decision from our office.
Applications and documents will NOT be accepted by fax or email. Communications are conducted through UB email, United States mail, or telephone. You will receive an approval or denial letter in the mail once a decision has been made.
If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day.