Active Duty Military
The University of Kentucky salutes our men and women in uniform serving honorably around the globe. If you are stationed at Fort Knox or Fort Campbell, then you and your family will be considered in-state for tuition purposes. If you choose one of our online degree programs AND use your GI Bill® benefit you too will be considered in-state for tuition purposes regardless of residency or duty station. You can view ACE recommendations for your military training at http://militaryguides.acenet.edu.
Note: UK's cost per credit hour does exceed active duty Tuition Assistance rates!
Check out these additional ways to earn credit while on active duty: Distance Learning Programs
SPECIAL SUMMER 2020 TUITION RATE
For Summer 2020, the University of Kentucky is offering a military tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses to all service members currently on Active Duty, serving in a Reserve unit (excluding those on Individual Ready Reserve) or in a component of the National Guard. You may qualify for this tuition rate when you utilize Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (DOD TA) through your service branch or when you utilize state-funded tuition assistance through your guard unit. To be eligible for this special military rate you must be accepted for admission to UK for the 2020 Summer Term. Click here to apply for admissions.
IN-STATE TUITION FOR ACTIVE DUTY, SPOUSE, AND DEPENDENTS SERVING IN KENTUCKY!
As of 1 July 2009, members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty in Kentucky 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.
A student is eligible for readmission if, during an absence, the student performs uniformed service, voluntary or involuntary, in the Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserve, active duty, active duty for training or full-time National Guard (under federal authority). The cumulative length of all absences for uniformed service (service time only) must not exceed five years.
A student must provide orders, or written notice by Commanding Officer, of a Uniformed Service Obligation, such as Temporary Duty (TDY), etc., to the Office of the Registrar as far in advance as possible, unless precluded by military necessity. Such notice does not need to indicate when the student will return to the University. The student must also give oral or written notice of Intent to Return to the University of Kentucky within three years after the completion of the period of service. Immediately upon the student's return to school, the student must provide notice that he/she may be entitled to the tuition and enrollment benefits outlined in this policy. The student is required to provide official military obligation documentation to the Office of the Registrar and or Veterans Resource Center.
A returning student will be charged the same tuition and fees in effect during the last academic year the student attended, unless veterans' education benefits or other service member education benefits will pay the amount in excess. For subsequent academic years, the returning student may not be charged tuition and fees in excess of what other students in the program are charged.
A returning student will be readmitted into the same academic program the student was enrolled in prior to the military service obligation. If the exact program no longer exists, the student will be admitted to the program that is most similar, unless the student requests or agrees to admission to a different program. Returning students will be re-enrolled with the same enrollment status, number of completed credit hours, and academic standing as the last academic year of attendance.