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Department of Veterans Affairs Tuition Exemption

Sponsored by: State of Louisiana, Department of Veterans Affairs

Applicant must be a child (16 to 25 years of age) or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a deceased member of the U.S. armed forces who died in service in the line of duty or from a wartime service-connected disability after discharge, a 90% disabled member or 100% disabled member, including 100% due to individual unemployability, (rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs), a POW, or MIA. The deceased war veteran must have been a Louisiana resident for at least two years prior to child's enrollment in school. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a Louisiana state-supported college, university, or trade/vocational school.


Application Deadline None
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Tuition Waiver
Number of Applications 100
Percentage Granted 30%
Award Coverage Full Tuition
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable if recipient maintains academic standards and full-time enrollment.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max 40
Average 30
Min 20

Contact Information

Richard Blackwell
V.A. Regional Manager
State of Louisiana, Department of Veterans Affairs

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