Are you ready to put your veterans’ education benefits to use? Monroe County Community College welcomes and provides information, guidance and counseling to those eligible for educational benefits under applicable public laws. All students who are eligible for and elect to receive education and training benefits while attending Monroe County Community College may address inquiries for information to the Registrar's Office.
VA Educational Benefit Eligibility Application Process
The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program.
When you're ready to apply for your benefits, complete the Veteran Online Application at www.vets.gov or call 1-888-GIBILL-1.
The following programs are administered in MCCC’s Registrar’s Office. For more information, call (734) 384-4108.
- Post-9/11 GI Bill ®
- Montgomery GI Bill ®
- Selected Reserves
- Survivors and Dependents
- Veterans Affairs Tuition Assistance
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- VA Scholarships
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Important Catalog/Handbook Information for 2022-23
Please review the GI Bill ®- Catalog Requirements (PDF) for important information for Veterans considering or currently attending MCCC. This document includes governing body, officials and faculty; important calendar dates for 2022-23; policies and procedures related to attendance; standards of progress including grading information; student conduct; tuition and fees; withdrawal information; facilities; credit for previous experience; and course and program information.
A student whose Monroe County Community College cumulative GPA drops below 1.800 may be certified for a maximum of two additional semesters. If, after these two semesters, he or she does not raise the cumulative GPA to a 1.800, no additional certifications will be submitted on behalf of the veteran, and the Veterans Administration will be notified that the student is on VA probation. Should the veteran raise his or her cumulative GPA to a 1.800 in subsequent semesters, the college can retroactively certify the veteran for one full year.
Credit for military service experience may occur in two forms. Use of this credit is based on its appropriateness to the student’s program at Monroe County Community College.
A student presenting the Registrar’s Office with a DD-214 form showing a minimum of one year of service with the character of discharge being either “honorable” or “general under honorable conditions” will be awarded two semester hours of general elective credit.
Service personnel, having successfully completed certain approved training courses, may be awarded a limited amount of academic credit once proof of this training has been provided to the Registrar’s Office. MCCC follows the American Council on Education Guide to the evaluation of educational experience in the armed services
Per MCCC Policy 3.05 (Tuition and Fees), as of Fall Semester 2019, any individual using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill ® Active Duty Program), Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation), Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®),Chapter 35 (Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program) and Chapter 1606 ofTitle 10 U.S.C. (Montgomery GI Bill ® - Selected Reserve), of Title 38, United States Code, and/or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. §3311(b)(9)), who lives in the State of Michigan while attending Monroe County Community College (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) shall be charged no more than in-county tuition.
Alcohol Rehab Guide - www.AlcoholRehabGuide.org/Resources/Alcoholism-in-Veterans
Alcohol Abuse and Binge Drinking Guide - https://www.graniterecoverycenters.com/alcohol-abuse/binge-drinking/
Military Tuition Assistance
Students who are eligible for Military Tuition Assistance through any of the programs listed below should contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance.
Members of the Selective Reserves and National Guard may be eligible for Federal Tuition Assistance. Each service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard) has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process, and restrictions. See your respective military branch Federal Tuition Assistance website for detailed guidelines and responsibilities.
FTA student responsibilities: FTA recipients should first contact their respective education service officer to seek approval for funding before registering for classes at MCCC.
Payment: Students must submit their authorization voucher for FTA to the Financial Aid Office at MCCC. This voucher must be turned in before the tuition payment due date for the semester; otherwise, students will be at risk for being dropped from classes for non-payment.
If students receive other tuition and fees specific benefits, such as GI Bill ® or financial aid awards, the FTA plan or other resources may be reduced. Fees, books and supplies are not covered by FTA, as this is a tuition-only program. If you need assistance with your account, please contact your unit’s education service officer or the MCCC Financial Aid Office.
The Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Programis available to members of the Michigan National Guard who are active in the National Guard, are not absent without leave or under UCMJ charges and meet the additional criteria established by the TAG consistent with Michigan National Guard’s recruiting and retention requirements.
Payment: Students must verify that their authorization from the state has been sent to the Financial Aid Office at MCCC prior to the tuition payment due date for the semester; otherwise, students will be at risk for being dropped from classes for non-payment.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations.
Payment: Students must verify that their authorization has been sent to the Financial Aid Office at MCCC prior to the tuition payment due date for the semester; otherwise, students will be at risk for being dropped from classes for non-payment.
Even though military tuition assistance benefits are applied as a payment to a student’s account at the start of each semester, the student earns their benefits by completing their courses in the semester. If a student withdraws during his or her period of enrollment, the amount of military tuition assistance benefits the student has earned up to that point is determined by a specific schedule. The following schedule shows the percentage of benefits earned when a student withdraws from classes.
MCCC's Fall and Winter semesters are 15 weeks in length. The schedule for percentage of aid earned for the Fall and Winter semesters is as follows:
Week 1: This is MCCC's 100% tuition refund period once classes have started. MCCC will return 100% of military tuition assistance funds to the provider for students who withdraw before or during the first week of classes. During weeks 2-4: 75% return
During weeks 5-8: 50% return
During weeks 9: 40% return (60% of course is completed)
During weeks 10-15: 0% return
MCCC's Summer semester is 12 weeks in length. The schedule for percentage of aid earned for the Summer semester is as follows:
Week 1: This is MCCC's 100% tuition refund period once classes have started. MCCC will return 100% of tuition assistance funds to the provider for students who withdraw before or during the first week of classes.
During weeks 2-3: 75% return
During weeks 4-6: 50% return
During weeks 7-8: 40% return (60% of course is completed)
During weeks 9-12: 0% return
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.