State Survivor Benefits For Kentucky

Dependents Tuition Waiver


  • Children, stepchildren and unremarried spouses
  • Children must complete benefits before age 26
  • No cause of death stipulations for the service member
  • Service member must have been a Kentucky resident at time of death; student must be resident at time of application
  • Can be used with federal benefits


  • Waiver of tuition
  • Does not include fees, room, board and books
  • Must be used at a Kentucky funded post-secondary institution
  • If service member entered service from Kentucky, benefits are unlimited
  • If service member was only a resident at time of death, only four years of benefits are provided


  • Copy of DD1300 or DD214
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate
  • Copy of marriage certificate for spouses and stepchildren
  • Copy of service member's death certificate
  • Proof of residency

Application due date: None

Contact for further information: Monica Acob at 502-595-4447 or

Download application: Click Here

Note: This information is current as of Sept. 16, 2014. The information provided is meant to provide a general overview of the state benefits and should be taken into consideration with individual circumstances.