Education Benefits

Are you going to college or getting a technical certificate? We can help!

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)

Earn up to $4,000 per fiscal year at $250 per semester hour. That means extending for six more years qualifies for $24,000 in education aid. Read all about the program online.

State Tuition Assistance Program (STAP)

Earn up to $6,000 per fiscal year at $600 per semester hour. That means extending for six more years qualifies for $36,000 in education aid. Read all about the program online.

Student Loan Repayment Plan (SLRP)

Receive up to $50,000 in qualified, guaranteed student loan payments–all without touching any of your GI Bills! Get the latest SLRP information online.

GI Bills

– Chapter 1606

– Chapter 1607

– Chapter 33 (911)

– Chapter 30 (AD)

Guard Scholarships/Grants

Since its establishment in 1998, several colleges and universities have joined the Tuition Grant program. Each of the colleges and universities are offering up to 45% off of their tuition to members of the Michigan Air and Army National Guard. Listed below are the current colleges and universities participating in the Tuition Grant Program and the amount off of their tuition they are providing to Guard members. These grants, used in conjunction with other available tuition assistance programs and the GI Bill, can enable Guard members to attend selected colleges and universities at low or no cost.

Grant applications can be accessed at www.michigan.gov/dmva, Click on “+Education Assistance”, Click on “University & College Tuition Grants”, Click on individual schools to download the Grant Application Form and instructions. For Grant Program questions call 517-481-7646.

Tuition Grant Program

Institution Discounted Tuition
Baker College 30%
Clearly University 30%
Cornerstone University $100 – $800 per semester, depending on enrollment level
Davenport University Accepts Federal Tuition Assistance stipend as full payment for tuition
Eastern Michigan University 45%
Ferris State University 25%
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 25%
Kirtland Community College 25%
Lake Superior State University Accepts Federal Tuition Assistance stipend as full payment for tuition.
Lansing Community College Covers application, course and technology FEES to ONLINE college courses only. (Does not apply to tuition costs- it waives fees not tuition.)
Lawrence Tech University Grant of $2,500 per academic year, prorated
Mid Michigan Community College 25%
Northern Michigan University 45%
Oakland University 25%
Olivet College Grant of $10,000 per academic year, prorated
Rochester College Grant of $1,000 per semester
Sienna Heights University 30%
Spring Arbor University 30%
University of Detroit Mercy Grant of $2,500 per semester, prorated
Walsh College $50 off per credit hour
Western University $100-$800 per semester based on enrollment level
University of Phoenix- online only 25%

Helpful Education Links

College Credit Exams

Specialized Training Assistance Program (STRAP)

Vocational School Opportunities

Montgomery GI Bill Kicker

9/11 GI Bill

CLEP

DANTES

GMAT

Troops to Teachers

Federal Pell Grants

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