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
Veteran Student Checklist
After you have determined you are eligible, apply for admission to MCCC. Submit the online application for admission as a new MCCC student. If you had attended MCCC as a student in the past, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 734-384-4104 or email@example.com to update your current information. This includes attending as a Dual Enrollment student.
Under Complete Your Course Placement, Meet With A Counselor, and Register For Classes
The Accuplacer exam identifies current skill levels in math, English, and Reading and could impact which courses in which you may enroll. MCCC requires that new students have appropriate scores on the ACT/SAT or complete the Accuplacer Exam. As of March 21, 2022, students must apply and be accepted as a student at Monroe County Community College to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer test. When the student has received the acceptance email with their college email address and student ID number, he/she can call to schedule an appointment for placement testing. Monroe County Community College conducts the Accuplacer test in Testing Center located in Founders Hall (Room F-160). All testing is currently being done by appointment only at this time. You may schedule an appointment by calling 734-384-4144 or by emailing Karen Kuhl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCCC is utilizing Examity as a third-party, remote proctoring partner that allows students to test at a time of their choosing. Students do pay a fee to utilize this service. Contact the Office of Admissions and Guidance Services via email at email@example.com for more information about completing the Accuplacer with Examity.
Additional Math Placement
The Math Department at Monroe County Community College has developed an additional online test that may be completed for Math placement. This is a free option that is available to students by following the numbered steps below:
To register for the Monroe County Community College Math Placement Test on MyMathTest:
Please note: After the student registers with the codes that are listed in the directions, the student is sent a confirmation email. The confirmation email contains a link to the course, or the student can take the test after registering.
- Go to https://mlm.pearson.com/northamerica/mymathtest/
- Select "Student" under Register Now
- Select Register for a course required by you instructor
- Enter the following Program Code: XL41-F1SA-101Z-30W2 and click continue
- Create Pearson Account if you do not have one already
- Select Use an Access Code
- Enter Access Code: WSSMMT-GIGLI-BENCH-PASTE-PATHS-BYTES
- Select Go to My Courses
- Sign in with the account information that you just created or sign in with information if you accessed previously
- Agree to required policies
- Enroll in new placement program with this Program ID again: XL41-F1SA-101Z-30W2
- You can utilized the Study Plan option prior to taking the test.
- Once you are ready to test you can click on the left hand side “Take A Test”
- You should click on or see MCCC Placement Test 2022.
- Click Start Test and complete your placement test
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org once completed so your results may be reviewed by a counselor.
Tuition must be paid by the payment due date or at the time of course registration. MCCC offers a variety of payment options:
- Pay online through your myWebPAL Student Registration and Planning Account (You’ll set this up when you meet with your counselor.)
- Pay in person at the Cashier’s Office in Building A.
- Sign up for our convenient Tuition Payment Plan through your myWebPAL account.
Remember, your reserved seat in a class will be dropped if you don’t make a payment by the due date. See Important Dates below.
All of your books and supplies are available through the MCCC Bookstore. Students are able to purchase or rent their books at the bookstore or online. The MCCC Bookstore is located in room A141 on Main Campus. Bring your class schedule from your myWebPAL account with you, and you’ll be ready to go.
You are now ready to start your classes at MCCC and a step closer to reaching your goals!
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.