Veterans Education Benefits

Educational assistance may be available

  1. If you are/were a member of the armed forces who entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985, and contributed to your education under the Montgomery GI Bill ®.
  2. If you are a member of the armed forces who has served at least 90 days since September 11, 2001.
  3. If you are a member of the Selective Reserves and the National Guard who contributed toward your education through the Veterans Education Assistance Program while on active duty.
  4. If you were discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability.
  5. If you are a child or spouse of a deceased or totally and permanently disabled veteran whose death or disability happened while in military service.

Active Duty Service Members CLICK HERE


Most college-credit programs offered by Mitchell Community College are approved for veterans and their dependents. Contact the Financial Aid Office and ask for the Veterans Coordinator for more information.


Application Process

  1. Apply for VA benefits by CLICKING HERE
  2. Apply for admission to Mitchell Community College.
  3. Contact high schools and colleges attended to send official transcripts to Mitchell.
  4. Provide Admissions with service schools or tests to be evaluated for credit.
  5. Make an appointment with the VA Coordinator at Mitchell.

Exclusions for VA education benefits

  1. Audited courses
  2. Independent study courses
  3. Credits by exam
  4. Courses taken outside of the curriculum
  5. Courses for which transfer credit has been awarded

Repeated courses with a passing grade or any other courses not counted toward graduation will not be used in calculating hours for payment purposes.



Regular class attendance is required to receive VA assistance. Recipients of VA education benefits are paid only while attending class. If you withdraw from a class, you must notify the VA Coordinator immediately to avoid overpayment. You are responsible for notifying the VA Coordinator of any reason for non-attendance.


Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students receiving veteran’s benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs must meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress defined as a Cumulative 2.0 GPA or the student will move to Probation 1. While on Probation 1, the student must maintain a Term GPA of 2.0, to remain eligible for benefits. Students who fail to meet the Term GPA will be terminated from receiving Veteran’s Education benefits. Students may appeal a Termination.


Payment Guidelines

Mitchell does not participate in the Advance Payment Program. Veteran students are required to pay all charges at the time of registration. The only exception is for those veterans receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® at the 100 percent rate.


Student Course Load

For VA payment purposes, students must register for and maintain a minimum of 12 semester hours to be considered full-time (except summer term). Payment for students enrolling in less than 12 hours will be prorated.


Related Forms

VA Benefits Checklist