Veteran Affairs Certification
The University of Michigan-Dearborn appreciates those who have served in defense of our country. We are grateful for the selfless service you have given and are honored to help you in the pursuit of your educational goals.
Available VA educational benefits information
The MGIB-AD program—sometimes known as Chapter 30—provides education benefits to Veterans and Service members who have at least two years of active duty. For more information see Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) website.
Veterans may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. For more information see Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) website.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Veterans must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For more information see Post-9/11 GI Bill website.
The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. For more information see Survivors and Dependents Assistance website.
The MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and VA makes the payments. For more information see Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) website.
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service-members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level. For more information see Survivors and Dependents Assistance website.
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. With the implementation of the new GI Bill changes that become effective with the Fall 2011 term, non-resident students, both undergraduate and graduate, receiving 100% Chapter 33 benefit eligibility will have their resident tuition and fees paid in full by VA. For more information see Yellow Ribbon Program website.