Active Duty and Military Dependent Residency Information


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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 members 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 the sets of conditions below must be met:

A. Members of the armed services, that 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, that 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 members abode in North Carolina; provided, that a 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 his or her 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 dependant, have met one of the above set of conditions, then you are eligible to apply to receive the beneft for in-state tuition. To officially apply for the Benefit of the In-State Tuition Rate as a Member of the Armed Services or Dependent Relative Thereof. 

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, in proper code, 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 required application must be submitted completely and in proper order before the first day of classes of the first enrolled term of each academic year for which the benefit of NCGS 116-143.3 is sought, as stated. This means that 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.




PLEASE NOTE:
It is the students responsibility to notify the College if North Carolina residency is lost or abandoned while enrolled. Contact the Admissions Office at the information listed below.


 
Students registered solely for non-credit continuing education courses do not need to establish tuition residency.


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




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Page Last Modified:October-29-2014



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