Center City Skyline

Center City Skyline

Military FAQs

  • My parent is active duty military, and is stationed in Pennsylvania. Do we qualify for in-state tuition?
    • Military personnel and their dependents who are assigned to an active duty station in Pennsylvania and who reside in Pennsylvania can be classified as residents for tuition purposes. A student may submit a cover letter, a copy of the service member's orders, and a copy of her/his parent's deed or lease as documentation.
  • My parent or legal guardian is active duty military, and has maintained her/his home of record as Pennsylvania. Do I qualify for in-state tuition?
    • Any member of the armed forces who was a resident of Pennsylvania immediately preceding entry into the service and who has continuously maintained Pennsylvania as her/his domicile is presumed to have a Pennsylvania domicile. A student should submit a cover letter, in addition to documentation of the service member's home of record.
  • I am currently classified as an out-of-state student, but am enrolling in the National Guard or Reserves and will make Pennsylvania my home of record. Do I now qualify for in-state tuition?
    • National Guard and Reserves are not considered active duty military. If a student is an out-of-state student for purposes of tuition, the classification will not change upon joining the National Guard or Reserves, even if the home of record for the military is Pennsylvania. Active duty for training, such as the two-week annual training or specialist school, would not qualify a student as having served in active duty. However, if a student in the National Guard or Reserves is called into active duty, with a home of record of Pennsylvania, and is later discharged into Pennsylvania, the student would be considered an in-state student for purposes of tuition upon re-enrollment at Temple University. Form DD-214 would need to be submitted to show the home of record upon discharge.