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Veterans access fees and tuition policy

A non-US Citizen/National can apply for “American Samoa Residency Tuition Status” if the student has resided in the Territory of American Samoa for five consecutive years prior to applying for admission. Application for AS Residency Tuition Status is available at the ASCC Admissions Office.

Resident rates are granted to GI Bill recipients who are not U.S. Citizens or Nationals based on the Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. Supporting documents must be submitted along with the application. Tuition and fees for non-US Citizens/Nationals are listed under the Tuition and Fees section.

Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014

The following individuals shall be charged the in-state rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition and fees 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), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in American Samoa while attending the American Samoa Community College and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in American Samoa while attending the American Samoa Community College and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in American Samoa while attending the American Samoa Community College and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described 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, release, or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

Dependents of qualified Veterans as described above.