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.
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Veterans’ GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic
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
The following programs are administered in MCCC's Fiancial Aid Office. For more information, call (734) 384-4135.
- 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.
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, 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.
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 FTA 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
Please request any official high school transcripts, official college transcripts, official military transcripts and ACT/SAT scores to be submitted to the Admissions Office.
Veterans - Ordering Official Transcripts from JST:
- You must use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge to access this site
- The site will say the website is not secure
- Click “more information”
- Select “go on to the webpage”
- Register for a JST account.
- Click on the 'Transcripts' tab at the top of the page, then click the 'Official Transcript Request' tab.
- Type in the institute name or any part of the name and click 'search' or hit the enter key.
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. Monroe County Community College conducts the Accuplacer test in our Regional Computer Training Center located in the La Z Boy Center (Room Z-258). 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 also utilizing Examity as a 3rd party remote proctoring partner that allows students to test at a time of their choosing. Students do pay a $20 fee to utilize this service. All students who use Examity and enroll in the Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 semester may apply for CARES Act funds to help students who have been financially affected by the transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact the Office of Admissions and Guidance Services via email at email@example.com for further 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 steps below:
To register of the Monroe County Community College Math Placement Test on MyMathTest:
Go to www.mymathtest.com
Select "Student" under Register Now
Select Register for self-study access only
Click Yes, I have an access code
Create Pearson Account if you do not have one already
Enter Access Code: WSSMMT-GIGLI-BENCH-PASTE-PATHS-BYTES
Enter new account information if you just created one including the selection of Monroe County Community College as your school
Log into MyMathLab with the log-in information you just created
Enter the following Program Code: XL3K-R1ZW-001Z-90W2
On left hand side click “Take A Test”
Click Monroe County Community College Placement Test FL2020 under assignment
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.
MCCC offers online and in-person orientation programs.
REGISTER FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (IN-PERSON SESSION)
You are now ready to start your classes at MCCC and a step closer to reaching your goals!