Veterans who are permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for 12 consecutive months, and can provide the required documentation, may qualify for the Veteran's Tuition Credit at UMass Lowell.

Required Documentation:

  • DD214 - Military Discharge Papers (Member 4 copy)
    • Honorable discharge 
    • 90 days Active Duty
    • National Guard & Reserves 180 days active duty or 90 days active service under US Title 10 or Title 32 
  • Proof of Residency - required for all online and professional studies students
    • Massachusetts Resident Income Tax Return (Form 1)
    • Most recent official document showing address and bar code info (must be completed) 
    • Students who Tele-file or Electronically file must include W-2 form with tax summary sheet 
    • Generic hand-written tax form - not accepted


  • Certificate of Residency 
    • Obtain from Town/City Hall 
    • Document must include:
      • Official Letterhead or Official Town form 
      • Current Address 
      • Number of months/years residing at address
      • Must be notarized or have official town seal (original copy of certificate is required – cannot accept copy)

    • Active Duty Military Non-Residents Stationed in MA
      • Submit copy of Military ID and one of the following:
        • Copy of Active Duty Orders
        • Residency Certificate
        • Letter from Commanding Officer or Education Officer
        • Copy of lease for housing

    Please Note: 

    • Proof of Residency must be updated annually for professional studies students
    • Classification of in-state residency for undergraduate day students and graduate students will be determined by the Admissions Office 

    Application Form: All veterans receiving the tuition credit must matriculate into a degree program. Application for admissions may be obtained online.

    Veteran must notify Veterans' Benefits Coordinator every semester once registered for classes – credits are not automatically applied to students' account.

    Please Note:

    • Online, Non-Credit, Off-Campus and Directed Study courses are not covered under the credit. 
    • Student must be accepted into a degree or certificate program. 
    • Credits are not retroactive.