Member of the U.S. Armed Forces (Cal. Ed. Code § 68075):

Any military members who are stationed in CA and on active duty, not for educational purposes, are granted a waiver of non-resident tuition for as long as student maintains eligibility requirements.

Student needs to fill out Non-resident Tuition Exemption Request for Military (PDF) to request for waiver of non-resident tuition and submit to the Veterans Affairs Office

Child or Spouse of a Member of the U.S. Armed Forces (Cal. Ed. Code § 68074):

Dependents of Member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is stationed in CA and on active duty are granted a waiver of non-resident tuition as long as parent/spouse maintains eligibility requirements. If parent/spouse transfers or retires, dependent shall not lose residence so long as student remains continuously enrolled at Ohlone.

Student needs to fill out Non-resident Tuition Exemption Request for Military (PDF) to request for waiver of non-resident tuition and submit to the Veterans Affairs Office

Former Member of the U.S. Armed Forces:

Cal. Ed. Code § 68075.5: Any military members who were stationed in CA and were on active duty for more than one year immediately prior to discharge are granted a waiver of non-resident tuition up to the minimum time necessary to become a resident. Exemption must be used within two years of discharge. Disqualification: a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge.

Student needs to fill out Non-resident Tuition Exemption Request for Military (PDF) to request for waiver of non-resident tuition and submit to the Veterans Affairs Office

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Veteran’s Choice Act or VACAA) (38 U.S.C. § 3679):

A student who lives in California and uses education benefits under Chapter 30, 31, or 33 is granted a waiver of non-resident tuition regardless of his/her formal State of residence. Under the provision of Isakson and Roe Veteran Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, section 1005, the requirement for covered individuals to enroll in a course at a public institution of higher learning within three years of being discharged to receive in-state tuition is no longer required effective August 1, 2021.

A covered individual is defined as:

  • A veteran, or
  • A spouse or dependent child using transferred benefits, or
  • A spouse or dependent child of a person whose active-duty transferor dies, on or after September. 11, 2001, in the line of duty, or
  • A spouse or dependent child using transferred benefits and the transferor is serving on active duty effective for courses, semesters, or terms beginning after July 1, 2017; 

Students who initially qualify under the applicable requirements above maintain "covered individual" status as long as they remain continuously enrolled

Student needs to fill out Non-resident Tuition Exemption Request for Military (PDF) to request for waiver of non-resident tuition and submit to the Veterans Affairs Office

Active Duty Who Are Residents of California

Active Duty military members who are residents of California stationed outside of state can establish California resident by providing proof showing home of record is California such as Enlisted Record Brief, and the Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). The LES indicates the military’s home of record is California.

Student needs to fill out  Residency Reclassification Form (PDF) and submit with supporting documents to the Admissions and Records. For more information, please visit https://www.ohlone.edu/admissions/residency.

Note: Any student who has been living in CA for one than one year (366 days) prior to the beginning of the term for which the student seeks residency reclassification and intend to make CA your home permanently should fill out the Residency Reclassification Form (PDF) and submit with supporting documents to the Admissions and Records at admissions@ohlone.edu. For more information, please visit https://www.ohlone.edu/admissions/residency.