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Returning Heroes

On August 28, 2008, the Missouri Returning Heroes' Education Act (Senate Bill 830) became law.  The Heroes' Act limits tuition charged to qualified combat veterans to fifty ($50.00) dollars per credit hour, for any program leading to a certificate of Bachelor's degree.  A "combat veteran" is any person who served in armed combat after September 11, 2001, who was a Missouri resident when first entering the military and who was discharged from military service under honorable conditions.

Application Procedures: 
To determine your eligibility for this program, the following documentation must be submitted to the University of Missouri-St. Louis Office of Veterans Affairs (Clark Hall, Room 211):

Once a student is determined to be eligible for the Heroes’ Act, no further action will be needed from semester to semester.  The Cashier’s Office will evaluate the student’s account each semester to calculate and apply the waiver. 

Renewal Requirement: 
Upon entering the program no GPA requirement will be required.  To remain eligible for this waiver, you must maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher. This requirement will be reviewed each semester

Calculation of your Returning Heroes’ Waiver:

Example:  An eligible student receiving the Heroes’ Act Waiver, who is enrolled in 12 credit hours, would pay $600 ($50 per credit hour) toward the cost of tuition.

If student also receives a Pell grant of $2,960,
the waiver will be calculated as follows:

Cost of Tuition 12 Credit Hours* $4,110.00
Returning Heroes Waiver Amount $3510.00
$50 per credit hour tuition rate ($50x12Hrs) $600.00
Estimated course fees for 12 credit hours $514.80
Pell Grant $2,960.00
Credit after subtracting Financial Assistance -$1,845.20

                                        * Calculation based on 2017-2018 rates
                                                                           
Because this waiver is determined based on credit hours and financial assistance, the amount may be adjusted for adds/drops and additions/reductions in financial assistance.