Families & Dependents

Military Dependents Tuition Benefit

Active duty military dependents (spouse or children) are eligible for in-state tuition.

For families whose active duty military member or activated or temporarily mobilized reservist or guard member is assigned to a permanent duty station within Virginia or a state contiguous to Virginia or Washington D.C. Temporary assignments do not qualify nor do assignments to a base located outside of the above listed areas.

Eligibility begins as of the date a person’s permanent location has been assigned. The benefits of this legislation are not retroactive to terms beginning prior to their date of alleged entitlement. The date of alleged entitlement is the date of admissions or acceptance.

After initial eligibility, continued eligibility is based solely upon continuous enrollment of the student, not on the status or reassignment of the military sponsor. Continuous enrollment shall be recognized as at least one course for credit in consecutive fall-spring-fall (etc.) terms. Lack of summer enrollment does not disqualify the student. Continuous enrollment also includes moving from an undergraduate to a graduate degree program in consecutive (fall-to-spring or spring-to-fall) terms.

  • A copy of the sponsor’s official military orders
  • Documentation verifying Virginia residence (lease, mortgage statement, housing acceptance letter, or utility bill.)
  • Student’s military dependent I.D. card

My CAA – Military Spouse Career Advancement Account

MyCAA is a career development and employment assistance program that helps military spouses pursue license, certification, certificates and associate degrees necessary for gainful employment in high demand fields. Qualified spouses will receive a maximum education benefit of $4,000 with an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000.

Eligibility: Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2.

Program Offerings: Business Administration, Child Development, Dental Hygiene, Human Services, Medical Office Assistant, Paralegal Studies, Phlebotomy, Pre-Nursing and Science.