Family Members

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The University understands the important role that family members play in the support and success of our veterans. The Veterans Resource Center extends its services to those family members in order to assist them in reaching their academic goals.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

With the passing of the new Post 9/11 GI Bill more and more veterans are taking advantage of the opportunity to "transfer" their educational benefits to one or more of their dependents. The veteran must submit the application online at or complete the form in our office in 124 Funkhouser Building. The VA, NOT the University, is the approval authority for the request.


As of 1 July 2009, members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty for a period of more than 30 days will be charged in-state tuition. This also applies to the spouse and dependent children of the service member. House Resolution 4137 ensures that service members are not penalized for relocating for military service. If you are currently serving in Kentucky or if your permanent duty station or home of record is Kentucky, you will be charged in-state tuition for the duration for your continuous enrollment. The student simply needs to complete a Residency Form available in the Admissions Office and the VRC.

UK Participates in Military Spouse Career Advancement

The University of Kentucky has joined forces with Military One Source to assist military spouses looking to further their education or complete their degree. For information on how to enroll in MYCAA log in here. Paula Bryant is the billing coordinator for this program and can be reached at or 859-257-3406 ext 271.

Children of Kentucky War Veterans Tuition Waiver Program

Under the provision of KRS 164.505 and 164.515 certain children of Kentucky war veterans are eligible for assistance from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. All persons eligible under this program must meet admissions requirements and submit all necessary documents establishing eligibility under the program to:

Student Records Office
10 Funkhouser Building
Phone (859) 257-9535

Generally, children of Kentuckians who were killed in military action or who were permanently and totally disabled in wartime military services are eligible to have their tuition waived. This waiver does not cover special fees or additional fees that are charged for certain courses.

For additional information on the provisions of KRS 164.505 and .515 contact:

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
ATTN: Tuition Waiver Coordinator
321 West Main Street, Suite 390
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone (502) 595-4447
Toll-Free (800) 928-4012

In order to receive your Kentucky Veteran Dependent Tuition Waiver for the term, you must complete this form (PDF). Usually this form is given to the UK Veteran Dependent representative during priority registration or during the Advising Conference program. This form is supplied to the Veteran Dependent representative in 10 Funkhouser Building.

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