Macomb provides veterans, reservists and their dependents, comprehensive Veteran Student Services that includes assistance and support to students who are entitled to receive educational benefits.
The Veterans Service Center provides a guide to veterans educational benefits. Each term a Request for VA Certification form must be submitted to the Veterans Service Center after registering for classes.
You may be eligible for benefits if you qualify under:
Chapter 30—Montgomery G.I. Bill. Must have entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985, and must have made monthly contributions while on active duty.
Chapter 31—Vocational Rehabilitation for disabled veterans as determined by the Veterans Administration.
Chapter 32—VEAP (Veterans Educational Assistance Program). Must have served on active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985, made monthly or lump-sum contributions while on active duty, and must have completed your initial military contract.
Chapter 33—Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. Served at least 90 days of active duty service on or after September 11, 2001 and received an honorable discharge.
Chapter 35—Spouses and dependent children of Veterans who are 100% permanently and totally disabled or who died while serving on active duty. Benefits for eligible dependent children are available until their 26th birthday.
Chapter 1606—Selected Reservist or National Guard Members. Must have entered or extended their enlistment for at least six years on or after July 1, 1985.
Chapter 1607—REAP (Reserve Education Assistance Program). You must have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under Title 10 US Code for a contingency operation and served at least 90 consecutive days or more.
When applying for benefits for the first time, you will need to:
Complete VA Form 22-1990. This should be done as soon as possible and preferably six weeks in advance of registration for classes. This form is available at the Macomb’s Veterans Service Center, G-301, South Campus or online at www.gibill.va.gov
Provide a copy of your separation papers, DD214, (Member page 4).
Provide original “notice of basic eligibility” (Form DD2384) from your reserve unit. (Chapter 1606 only)
Request that official transcripts from all other institutions of higher learning that you attended before, during, or after military service be sent to:
Macomb Community College
Veterans Service Center, G‑301
14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088-3896
Military Transcripts Request Information
- Contact the Counseling and Academic Advising Services Office and make an appointment to have a counseling worksheet completed. The original copy of the counseling worksheet should be submitted to the Veterans Service Center. Counseling appointments for students with previous training should be made after an evaluation of credit from Macomb has been completed.
In order to comply with V.A. regulations, you should know that:
You must report any reduction in training time or changes in your schedule to the Veterans Service Center as soon as the changes occur to prevent overpayments. Failure to report withdrawals could result in the loss of benefits dating back to the first day of the term and subsequent liability for any resulting overpayment. You must report any changes in your enrollment as they occur. Note: Changes in your schedule due to classes ending at mid-term need not be reported but may result in a reduction of benefits.
You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (C average). A student whose GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation. Failure to raise the cumulative GPA to 2.0 within two terms will result in a termination of V.A. educational benefits. A report of unsatisfactory progress will be forwarded to the V.A. In this case, reentrance must be approved by the Veterans Administration. For further information regarding reinstatement, contact the Veterans Service Center.
When a Veteran student receives grades of NS, W or I, the educational benefit will be adjusted and reduced back to the first date of the term unless mitigating circumstances can be shown. For example, a student who registers for 12 credit hours (full time) and has a 4 credit hour NS grade has only earned credit for 8 credit hours.
When a Veteran student receives a grade of E and the Last Date of Attendance reported by the instructor is prior to the last date of the class, The Last Date of Attendance will be reported to the VA.
V.A. regulations prohibit payment for repeated classes (A through D grades) or for classes that are not required for your degree.
You must complete and return the VA Certification Form to the Enrollment Services, South Campus, G-301, each term to receive your benefits.
||12 or more credit hours|
||9–11 credit hours|
||6–8 credit hours|
|Less than Half-Time
||1–5 credit hours|
Note: Be aware of short term classes! The Veterans Administration bases your benefits on the beginning and ending dates of your classes.
For current benefit payments, contact the VA Regional Office at 1.888.442.4551 or online at www.gibill.va.gov