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Information for Spouses & Dependents

Old Dominion waives the one-year residency requirement to receive in-state tuition when active-duty military personnel change their leave and earning statements to reflect Virginia withholding, driver's license, voter, and vehicle registration.

Recently, the Virginia state legislature approved the reinstatement of in-state tuition benefits for eligible active-duty spouses and military dependents who meet specific domicile requirements.

Note: Military Spouse & Dependent Tuition Form is located in the sidebar.

Get Started: Application & Admissions

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Visit our Get Started page for a detailed checklist for prospective and admitted students. This page also includes information about how to use VA benefits transferred to you from your servicemember and the form you'll need to complete if looking to change your degree program, school, or major. The application and how to apply for VMSDEP are also featured.

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All students using G.I. Bill benefits must have their enrollment certified by the ODU School Certifying Official to receive their educational benefits. Visit our VA Certifying Official page for how to certify your classes and additional chapter information.

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Check out our FAQ page for a list of answers regarding application, enrollment, contact information, and VA Benefits. If you still have questions, please contact the Military Connection Center via email.


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