Tuition Waiver Policy

Tuition Waivers for credit classes may be granted for course work at UACCB. Proper documentation must be submitted to qualify for the waiver. The following students are eligible for tuition waivers:

  • Senior Citizen Waivers – Tuition for students age 60 and older is waived. Individuals under this policy must pay all miscellaneous fees that may be required. Enrollment with the senior citizen waiver is limited to a “space available” basis. Tuition waivers do not apply to online courses or competitive admission programs. Examples of competitive admission programs include Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing and Cosmetology.
  • Children of policemen and firemen killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty – Children of policemen or firemen killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty in Arkansas are eligible for waivers of tuition. Benefits are limited to duration of four years or until the age of 25, whichever comes first. Tuition waivers do not apply to online courses.
  • Full-time employees and their dependents – Tuition remission for full-time employees of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and members of their immediate family may be granted in accordance with UA Board Policy 440.1 and Administrative Memorandum 445.1. “Immediate family” is defined as spouses and dependent children. Dependency must meet the definition of dependency established by the current year Internal Revenue Service regulations.
  • State police officers and their dependents (Act 291 of 2007) - Tuition remission for certain police officers and their dependents in accordance with Act 291 of the 86th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas is as follows: Covered police officers include: any employee of the Department of Arkansas State Police who holds the rank of state trooper or a higher rank; any highway police officer who is an employee of the Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department; any officer of the State Capitol Police; or any wildlife officer of the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, all of whom have been employed by these agencies for ten (10) or more years. This does not include civilian employees or a person temporarily employed as a covered police officer due to an emergency situation. Dependent means any natural child, stepchild or adopted child of a covered police officer and any individual of whom a covered police officer is the legal guardian. Allowance of tuition waivers is dependent upon the decision of the covered police officer’s employer and is subject to guidelines as set forth by the employer.
  • Military Waiver (Act 1011 of 2013) – Arkansas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen may be eligible for National Guard Tuition Assistance (NGTA). Please contact the UACCB’s Veterans’ Affairs Representative for more information.
  • Fees for Members of Armed Forces, Veterans & Dependents – To be compliant with requirements of 38 U.S.C. 3679 as amended, the following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:
    •  A veteran who was honorably discharged or released from a period of not less than ninety (90) days of active duty in the military, naval, or air service within three (3) years before the date of enrollment in a program of study.
    • A dependent1 or spouse of a veteran under paragraph 1.
    • A member of the armed forces.
    • A dependent of a member of the active duty armed forces, when the member of the armed forces:
      • is stationed in the State of Arkansas pursuant to permanent change of station (PCS) military orders
      • is continuously domiciled in Arkansas for at least six consecutive months before entering active military service and who maintains Arkansas as the permanent home of record while on active military duty, or
      • demonstrated a change of bona fide domicile from another stat to Arkansas at least twelve consecutive months prior to separation, discharge, or retirement from active military duty. This provision is forfeited if the military person does not return to Arkansas within 36 months after separation, discharge, or retirement from active duty.
    • A veteran using education assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill™— Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill™), of Title 38 of the United States Code, who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • A spouse or child using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill™ benefits (38 U.S.C. §3319) who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in school within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. §§3311(b)(9)) who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • A person who initially met the requirements set forth in paragraphs 6,7, or 8 will maintain “covered individual” status as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school even if he or she is outside the 3-year window or enrolls in multiple programs. For purposes of a student who is eligible for in-state tuition solely under sections 6,7, or 8 above, that person must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or death described above in sections 6,7, or 8 and must be using education benefits under either Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 of Title 38 of the United States Code.
    • A member of the armed forces or “covered individual” as identified in Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.
    • In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679©, this educational institution adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post9/11 G.I. Bill™ (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. This educational institution will not:
      • Prevent the student’s enrollment
      • Assess a late penalty fee to the student
      • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding
      • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or orther institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certification of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class
  • Provide a written request to be certified
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

For the purpose of this policy, dependents are unmarried children who are legal dependents of the military person as defined by the IRS.