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Educational Benefits for Military and Veteran Students

In recognition of your service to our country, there are national, state and local benefits available to help you and your family pursue a higher education degree. At UCM, we are dedicated to helping you to achieve success in your pursuit of a degree and a post-military career.

UCM's Military Tuition Package is available to military service members, their legal dependents and veterans who are eligible for military tuition assistance or VA educational benefits and are degree-seeking students enrolled at UCM. This benefit exempts you from the per-credit-hour student fee, admissions, new student and parking permit fees. Your first step in receiving this and other benefits will be to complete the Veterans Certification Request Form each semester and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

To apply for and discuss your eligibility for military or veteran benefits, please contact:

Lisa A. Morse
School VA Certifying Official/Accountant I
Military and Veteran Success Center
Elliott Union 117
660-543-8990
lmorse@ucmo.edu

For a free military transcript review, please contact:

Maria Fussell
Assistant Director of Student Services, School of Graduate & Extended Services
Humphreys 410C-1
660-543-8351
fussell@ucmo.edu

Fellowship Program

If you have Post 9/11 service, received an honorable discharge, have a disability rating with the VA, a need for financial assistance, and possess a desire to help others in need, you may qualify for a 14-28 week fellowship with a stipend of up to $6,000 to offset cost-of-living expenses through The Mission Continues. Learn more about the Fellowship Program and access the on-line application.

National and Statewide Educational Benefits

Missouri Returning Heroes' Education Act HCS/SCS/SB830

Missouri Returning Heroes' Education Act Implementation Q/A

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Chapter 31 - The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

  • Voc Rehab participants must contact School Counselor Denise Trammell, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Building 312-Room 208, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 65473, Phone 573.563.5854, Fax 573.563.8095, Email denise.trammell@va.gov.

Chapter 32 - Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Chapter 33 - The Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependants Assistance (DEA)

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)

Benefit Information

Veterans Benefits Comparison Chart

Upcoming Changes to the GI Bill