Military Tuition Waiver

If you are a new, incoming, or current undergraduate student, and you wish to request a residency classification, you will apply using the new Residency Determination Service (RDS).

As of February 20, 2017, RDS is the entity responsible for all new classifications of residency in North Carolina.  

  • To begin the process, visit www.NCresidency.org
  • ALL undergraduate student inquiries about initial determinations, reconsiderations or appeals, should be directed to RDS, the sole authority for undergraduate residency determinations.  You may reach RDS by telephone or email:

Residency applications must be completed with a residency determination by RDS by the tenth day of class for a fall/spring term or the third day of a class for a Summer I or II term. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a residency determination beginning the following eligible term for which a student is registered.

Veteran's Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

In August 2014 Congress passed the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. Section 702 of the “Choice Act” requests that Purdue provide in-state residency for tuition purposes to veterans and their family members using the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) or the Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) for terms that begin after July 1, 2015 with the following qualifying circumstances:

Necessary documents for review under Section 702 classification are:

A student seeking in-state tuition under Section 702 must be using GI Bill entitlement for the term in which their resident status will be evaluated.

A residence determination cannot be made until all supporting documents have been received.  Once a covered individual is determined to have met the qualifications for in-state residence, this person will retain his or her status as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled in the institution. 

  • A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Most recent DD-214, Member 4 for the veteran who earned the GI Bill entitlement to be used.
  • Completed Section 702 Residency Application Form.
  • Proof of a North Carolina address, such as a housing contract, lease agreement, or mortgage.

If any Veteran is denied in-state residency after completing the RDS, and qualify for the Veteran's Choice Act, please click the link below to complete the application. Completion and submission of this application follow the residency deadlines listed above.