Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Military Partnership Program Fees

Undergraduate Service Members

Designed for active duty service members, guardsmen and military reservists who are currently drilling. Military students are exempt from the semester-based Student Services Fee and the Technology Fee and pay just the $250 per credit rate for courses. A minimum of 3 credit hours must be completed in a 12 month period to remain active. Failure to complete the minimum 3 credit hours will result in an administrative withdrawal from the college. Graduate Programs are not eligible for the $250 per credit rate.

Application fee$50
Tuition per credit$250

If using Tuition Assistance, an approved TA must be on file by posted deadlines.

Spouses of service members may qualify for the tuition and fees rate charged to Connecticut residents.

Graduate Service Members

Active duty military and spouses benefit from in-state tuition and benefits.

If using Tuition Assistance, an approved TA must be on file by posted deadlines.

Tuition Assistance

The following is a list of portals that servicemembers may utilizes if they are seeking the use of Tuition Assistance:

GoArmyEd – Army, Army National Guard and Reserve

Virtual Education Center (VEC) – Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard (including reserves)

AI Portal – Air Force, Air Guard and Reserve

If a student elects to use Tuition Assistance, the benefits are applied first, and the tuition waiver applies to the balance.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the students enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class.

Note: Chapter 33 students can register at the VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility. Chapter 31 student cannot get a completed VA Form 28-1905 (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E case-manager issues it to the school.

  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

Return of Tuition Assistance Policy

In accordance with the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding, when a servicemember using tuition assistance withdraws or is withdrawn from a course, Charter Oak State College is required to calculate and return any unearned portion of tuition assistance.

If a withdrawal is due to military obligation, the servicemember must provide proof to qualify for 100% return of tuition assistance. If the servicemember withdraws or is withdrawn due to other reasons having completed less than 60% of the course, tuition assistance is returned as shown in the table below. In some circumstances, the servicemember will be responsible for a portion of course tuition.

RETURN of TUITION

Course Length

5 week

8 week

15 week

Days Completed

Returned TA

Student Pays

Returned TA

Student Pays

Returned TA

Student Pays

Before Day 1

100%

$250/ch

$0

100%

$250/ch

$0

100%

$250/ch

$0

Day 1 - 5

50%

$125/ch

$0

      

Day 6 - 21

10%

$25/ch

$25/ch

      

> Day 21

0%

$0

$0

      

Day 1 - 8

   

50%

$125/ch

$0

   

Day 9 - 34

   

10%

$25/ch

$25/ch

   

> Day 34

   

0%

$0

$0

   

Day 1 - 13

      

50%

$125/ch

$0

Day 14 - 63

      

10%

$25/ch

$25/ch

> Day 63

      

0%

$0

$0

 

Connecticut Veteran Tuition Waiver Program

Charter Oak State College honors the service that veterans have provided to our state and to our country by adopting a policy to offer a 50% tuition waiver for Connecticut veterans matriculated at Charter Oak State College.

Connecticut veterans eligible for the course fee waiver benefit will be compliant with the following Connecticut veterans waiver requirements:

  1. 90 consecutive days of active duty (active duty for training not applicable).
  2. An honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces.
  3. A copy of Member-4 DD-214 (with required dates of service).
  4. A status of matriculated student (officially accepted and current college fees). College fees and other applicable fees must be paid each registration period.

Eligibility ceases upon withdrawal, dismissal, and/or graduation.

If a veteran elects to receive benefits under Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post 9/11 GI Bill), the benefits are applied first, and the tuition waiver applies to the balance.

All veterans are encouraged to contact their VA representative or consult the VA website to determine their eligibility and available benefits.

Students receiving the Connecticut Veteran waiver that withdraw during the 50% refund period will have thier tuition waiver adjusted by 50%.

Out of State Veteran Tuition Waiver Program

Charter Oak State College honors the service that veterans have provided to our state and to our country by adopting a policy to offer a tuition waiver for Out of State veterans matriculated at Charter Oak State College.  Qualifying veterans will receive a waiver making tuition equivalent to the in-state rate.

Out of State veterans eligible for the course fee waiver benefit will be compliant with the following Veterans waiver requirements:

  1. 90 consecutive days of active duty (active duty for training not applicable).
  2. An honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces.
  3. A copy of Member-4 DD-214 (with required dates of service).
  4. A status of matriculated student (officially accepted and current college fees). College fees and other applicable fees must be paid each registration period.

Eligibility ceases upon withdrawal, dismissal, and/or graduation.

All veterans are encouraged to contact their VA representative or consult the VA website to determine their eligibility and available benefits.