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Military Discounts in Missouri
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State of Missouri discounts for veterans and military personnel
Veterans Designation on drivers license: Yes
Discounted Fees and Taxes
- Income Tax Exemption for Certain Retirement Benefits: Beginning January 1, 2010, 15% of a military pension income will be exempt from state taxes. This tax deduction will increase 15% annually until January 1, 2016 when all military retirement & pension income will be tax-free.
- Retired Military Pay/ Survivor Benefits: For individuals with a modified state adjusted gross income of less than $25,000 or a married couple with a combined income of $32,000, a government pension exemption of up to $6,000 is allowed. If a husband and wife each receive a government pension, each can qualify for an exemption of up to $6,000. SBP benefits are taxed following federal rules
- Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act: This act limits the tuition to no more than $50 per credit hour at public colleges and universities while enrolled in an undergraduate certificate or degree program after all other financial aid is taken into account.
- War Veteran's Survivor Grant Program: Provides for the spouse and children of a Missouri service member who was killed while serving in action, or became 80% disabled from an injury sustained in action to receive a grant to attend a public college of university in Missouri.
- State Tuition Assistance: Enlisted Missouri National Guard members with less than 10 years military service receive up to 100% or the semester hour cost charged a Missouri resident at the University of Missouri for a maximum of 39 credit hours per state fiscal year. Those with more than 10 but less than 17 years receive 50%. Officers without a bachelor's degree receive 100% of the semester hour cost regardless of years of service. Based on available funding. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
- In-State Tuition Eligibility for Military Dependents: All dependents, as defined by 37 U.S.C. Section 401, of active duty military personnel, or activated or temporarily mobilized reservists or guard members, assigned to a permanent duty station or workplace geographically located in Missouri, who reside in this Missouri, shall be deemed to be domiciled in this state for purposes of eligibility for in-state tuition and shall be eligible to receive in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education in this state. All such dependents shall be afforded the same educational benefits as any other individual receiving in-state tuition so long as he or she is continuously enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program of an institution of higher education in Missouri, or transferring between Missouri institutions of higher education or from an undergraduate degree program to a graduate degree program.
- National Guard member educational assistance grant: Any member of the Missouri National Guard who possesses the qualifications may be awarded an educational assistance grant to an approved public institution or an approved private institution of his or her choice while he or she is a member of the Missouri National Guard. Funding for educational assistance pursuant to this section may be requested annually in the budget of the Missouri National Guard.
- Injured and Dependent Scholarships: Allows the spouse and children of a Service Member who was killed in action after September 11, 2001, or who became 80% disabled as the result of an injury sustained in combat action after September 11, 2001, to receive an educational grant for tuition at a public or private college or university in Missouri.
- Bright Flight Scholarship Status: If a Bright Flight Scholarship recipient cannot attend an approved institution because of military service in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, the student will be offered the scholarship if he or she returns to full-time status within six months after ending the military service and verifying to the Coordinating board of Higher Education that the service was satisfactorily complete.