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9055.0110 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE; WAR ORPHAN.

Subpart 1.

Free tuition.

The children of veterans who died as the result of active duty service in the armed forces of the United States are eligible to attend state universities and community colleges in Minnesota free of tuition until they receive a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

Subp. 2.

Grant for costs of education.

Children of veterans who died as a result of active duty service in the armed forces of the United States are also eligible for a grant each fiscal year, in an amount approved by the legislature, to defray the costs of tuition, fees, room and board, books, and supplies.

Subp. 3.

Residency required.

Applicants under this part must have resided in Minnesota for at least two years before the date of their application for benefits under this part. The deceased veteran parent must also have been a resident of Minnesota at the time of entrance into the armed forces of the United States.

Subp. 4.

Application required.

Applicants under this part shall complete the same forms and provide the same documentation as required for a veteran applicant, as provided in part 9055.0105, subpart 5.

Subp. 5.

Proof required.

Applicants for war orphan benefits under this part shall also provide evidence from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs of the service-connected death of the veteran parent.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 196.04

History:

16 SR 1709

Published Electronically:

July 31, 2006