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Section 702 of the Choice Act

Calhoun Community College is in compliance with 8 USC 3679(c) and the following individuals shall be charged in-state/in-district rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill), who lives in the State of Alabama (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.
  • Anyone using transferred Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits who lives in the state of Alabama while attending a school located in the state of Alabama (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the 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 who lives in the state of Alabama (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service members death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone describe above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or death described above and must be using education benefits under either Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 or Title 38, United States Code.
  • The in-state provisions in Section 702 do not apply to those on active duty or to students using transferred benefits from a service member still on active duty.