Paying for College / Vet Benefits

Paying for College

Through your veteran benefits, much of your education may be funded. Veterans may also be eligible for financial aid. We can assist you in determining which programs will work best for your unique situation. We will also work with you to complete and submit the appropriate paperwork.

Explore Mid Michigan College estimated program costs.

Don't get overwhelmed. Contact Tammy Alvaro at or (989) 386-6634 to get started on a review of your financial options.

Mid's Veteran Scholarship

In order to assist veterans in seamlessly beginning at Mid, we have established funding to provide for students who may experience a delay in their veteran benefit funding.

The Christopher Smith & Estelle Bergey Smith Veteran's Award

This award provides funding for students with unique circumstances that are not always accounted for in federal and state aid programs.

For first-time veterans: A one-semester award for recently discharged veterans who are enrolling at Mid but do not have their Veterans Education Benefits established yet. To qualify the veteran must have been honorably discharged from active duty in the last 12 months and demonstrate financial need.

The amounts of these awards vary.

Understanding GI Bill® Benefits

VA educational benefits can be challenging to understand. You may contact us for assistance.

If you're looking to get started on your own, the GI Bill® Comparison Tool/Benefits Calculator offers a useful analysis of programs.

Programs are approved for the use of VA educational benefits.

Veteran Educational Programs that are available for students attending Mid include*:

  • Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act 2008
  • Chapter 35 - Survivor's & Dependent's Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves
  • Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
  • Folds of Honor

*Because programs change frequently, this list may not be exhaustive.

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 using this link.

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