Active Duty and Military Dependent Residency

Carteret Community  College offers Veterans, active duty personnel, and reservists the opportunity to adapt their military skills to civilian life, learn in-demand skills, earn an associate’s degree or  certificate of achievement, and complete university-transfer requirements. Welcome to our information page.

Under North Carolina General Statutes, NCGS 116-143.3, certain members of the armed services and their dependent relatives may be eligible to apply to be charged the in-state tuition rate whether or not they qualify as residents for tuition purposes under NCGS 116-143.1. The pertinent law and implementing regulations are available for inspection in the Admissions Office at Carteret Community College and may be examined upon request. Included among the requirements are that the member of the armed services and a relative claiming the benefit through a member, be living in North Carolina incident to the supporting member’s active military duty and that the applicant for the benefit qualify for academic admission at the pertinent institution.

To claim the benefit for the in-state rate, whether or not they qualify as residents for tuition purposes under NCGS 116-143.1, one of the sets of conditions below must be met:
A. Members of the armed services, must meet the requirements below:

  1. The beneficiary must be a member of the “armed services” as defined by NCGS 116-143.3 (a), that is, a member of the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, North Carolina National Guard, or a reserve component of the foregoing.
  2. The beneficiary must be abiding (living) in North Carolina incident to active military duty. The duty must be per formed at or from a duty station in North Carolina.
  3. The beneficiary must qualify for admission to the institution at which the benefit is sought.

B. Dependent relatives of a member of the armed services listed above in section A must meet the requirements below:

  1. The beneficiary must be the dependent relative of a service member who concurrently satisfies the conditions of A1 and A2, above.
  2. The dependent relative must be sharing the service member’s abode in North Carolina; dependent relative, after becoming eligible for the benefit, may continue to be eligible for the in-state rate during the remainder of the academic year in which the supporting service member moves their abode from North Carolina.
  3. The dependent relative must qualify for admission to the institution at which the benefit is sought.
  4. The dependent relative must have complied with the requirements of the Selective Service System, if applicable. Under federal law all male United States citizens born on or after January 1, 1960, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old must register with the Selective Service System.

If you, or your dependent, have met one of the above sets of conditions, then you are eligible to apply to receive the benefit for in-state tuition. To apply click here to download the:

Application to Receive the Benefit of the In-State Tuition Rate as a Member of the Armed Services or Dependent Relative Thereof

***This application must be submitted within 10 business days of the first day of the semester of enrollment in each academic year for which the reduced tuition benefit is claimed.***  

The benefit once awarded does not self-renew for subsequent academic years but must be reacquired prior to the first enrolled term of subsequent academic years.

In order to reapply for a renewal of the benefit, you must meet the following requirements:

— AND–

  • The member of the armed services or the dependent relative claiming the benefit through the service member must be continuously enrolled in the degree or other program in which he/she was enrolled at the time of the original application.

–OR–

  • The dependent relative must continue dependent status.

–OR–

  • Armed service members who have been honorably discharged or their dependents who are claiming the benefit must indicate intent to establish residency in North Carolina within 30 days of the discharge date.

  

RESIDENCE STATUS INQUIRIES can be initiated through the Admissions Office. Please call if you have specific questions or to make an appointment to determine your status.

Admissions Office Henry McGee, Jr. Building, Enrollment Management E-mail: admissions@carteret.edu Phone: (252) 222-6155