Residence Classification Information for Military Servicemembers


There are 3 ways Purdue provides in-state residence classification for military servicemembers and their families.  

1.    The Residence Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes policy (II.D.1).

  • A student or family can be classified under this policy as long as they are from Indiana and maintain their Indiana domicile while away on military assignment.  This is accomplished by continuously filing their personal income tax returns in Indiana as residents of the state.
  • Any non-resident, full-time, active duty United States military member, or their dependents, assigned to active duty in the state of Indiana qualify for in-state tuition.  A copy of the authorized active duty orders, a driver’s license, and a completed Residence Classification Information for Tuition Purposes form must be provided to the Registrar’s Office.


2.    United States Military Veterans, Indiana National Guard, and United States Military Reserves (SEA-177).

  • United States military and Indiana National Guard honorably discharged veterans and current Indiana National Guard members are eligible for resident tuition purposes at Purdue University based on Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 177, effective July 1, 2013. Please refer to Purdue's general approach to SEA 177 implementation and required steps for seeking eligibility for residence tuition under Indiana law.


3.    The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, Section 702.

  • Provides in-state tuition for veterans and their family members using the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) or the Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) with certain qualifying circumstances.  For more information visit Residence Classification under the Choice Act, Section 702.

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