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Veterans Educational Benefits

All qualifying Veterans will be charged in-state tuition regardless of his/her formal state of residence.   A Veteran who lives in the state (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school  within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

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Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB)

  • The Montgomery G.I. Bill program provides up to 36 months of benefits to eligible individuals who entered military service on or after July 1, 1985, who had their basic military pay reduced by $100.00 per month for the first 12 months of their service and received a discharge specified as "HONORABLE" are eligible.

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

  • A veteran of W.W.II or thereafter who has a service connected disability which entitles him/her to DVA disability compensation and who is in need of vocational rehabilitation because the disability creates an unemployable handicap may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits.

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

  • The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
For the first time in history, service members enrolled in the Post 9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children starting Aug. 1, 2009. Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits may also be transferred through the new Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship. The scholarship expands eligibility under the Post-9/11 GI Bill to include children of an active duty service member in the Armed Forces who dies in the line of duty. More detailed provisions of the Fry Scholarship.

Chapter 35 - Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Rate Table
Sons, daughters, and spouses of a veteran who dies on active duty, was released from active duty due to a service connected disability, permanently and totally disabled, MIA, POW, or detained by a foreign government while on or in the line of duty, may be eligible for benefits. Generally, the eligibility period for sons and daughters is between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age. A spouse may use educational benefits during a 10 year period after eligibility is found. A surviving spouse may use those benefits during a 10 year period after the veterans death or 10 years after the DVA determines the veterans death was caused by a service connected disability, provided the surviving spouse does not marry.

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
Individuals who have agreed to serve six years in the selected reserve, on or after July 1,1985, re-enlisted or extended an enlistment for a period of at least six years may be eligible. Note: Active duty personnel are reimbursed for tuition and fees only, but are accessed entitlements charges at the rate of attend.

Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program 

 

 
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