Your Benefits

There are a multitude of options offered from the government to complete your education. From standard financial aid to the many military benefits programs, our office of Veterans Services can guide you through this process so that your college experience begins seamlessly.

New VA Education Benefits Comparison Tool is now available

Please use the VA Comparison Tool to calculate your VA education benefits. This is a great tool to show you how much you would receive based on your benefit chapter and percentage. Remember to come into our office to fill out all required VA applications and paperwork in order to receive your actual benefits.

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Some of Your Education Benefits Options:

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

  • The Montgomery G.I. Bill program provides up to 36 months of benefits to eligible individuals who entered military service on or after July 1, 1985, who had their basic military pay reduced by $100.00 per month for the first 12 months of their service and received a discharge specified as "HONORABLE" are eligible.

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

  • A veteran of W.W.II or thereafter who has a service connected disability which entitles him/her to DVA disability compensation and who is in need of vocational rehabilitation because the disability creates an unemployable handicap may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits.

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

  • The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)

For the first time in history, service members enrolled in the Post 9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children starting Aug. 1, 2009. Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits may also be transferred through the new Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship. The scholarship expands eligibility under the Post-9/11 GI Bill to include children of an active duty service member in the Armed Forces who dies in the line of duty. More detailed provisions of the Fry Scholarship.

Chapter 35 - Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Rate Table

Sons, daughters, and spouses of a veteran who dies on active duty, was released from active duty due to a service connected disability, permanently and totally disabled, MIA, POW, or detained by a foreign government while on or in the line of duty, may be eligible for benefits. Generally, the eligibility period for sons and daughters is between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age. A spouse may use educational benefits during a 10 year period after eligibility is found. A surviving spouse may use those benefits during a 10 year period after the veterans death or 10 years after the DVA determines the veterans death was caused by a service connected disability, provided the surviving spouse does not marry.

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve

Individuals who have agreed to serve six years in the selected reserve, on or after July 1,1985, re-enlisted or extended an enlistment for a period of at least six years may be eligible. Note: Active duty personnel are reimbursed for tuition and fees only, but are accessed entitlements charges at the rate of attend.

Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP (Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code) is a new education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and National Guard who are called or ordered to active service I response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress. A member of the reserve component who serves on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under title 10, U.S.C., for a contingency operation and who serves at least 90 consecutive days or more is eligible for chapter 1607. National Guard members are also eligible if their active duty is 90 consecutive days or more and their service is:

  • authorized under section 502(f),title 32, U.S.C.,
  • authorized by the President or Secretary of Defense for a national emergency, and
  • supported by federal funds.

For a more extensive description and additional information on all benefits programs you may be eligible for, contact LCC Veteran Services at 517-483-5246.

CCAMPIS Grant - Child Care Access Means Parents In School

As a Military Friendly School, we strive for excellence in ensuring our veteran and military students can easily transition into their chosen civilian career path by providing the necessary resources to simplify the process. Reduced tuition and child care subsidies are available at Early LCC and other accredited off-campus child care locations for eligible veteran/military student parents. Visit or contact Program Director Robin Pizzo for more information: or 517-483-1447.