Financial Aid at MCC
Veterans and military education & financial aid benefits at Mayland Community College
Veterans Administration Education Benefits
Most curriculum programs offered by Mayland Community College are approved for Veterans Administration educational assistance benefits. Veterans, dependents of veterans and war orphans may be eligible for VA benefits.
Veterans receiving VA benefits will be monitored under the Academic Progress System found on page 45 of the Mayland Catalog.
For further information in establishing eligibility for educational benefits, contact the Financial Aid Office.
Mayland Community College is approved for training of veterans, national guard/reservists, and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans under the following programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs:
Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
- This is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Educational Assistance (Chapter 30)
This bill is for those enlisted or entered into active duty FOR THE FIRST TIME on or after July 1, 1985, with active duty service of at least two years and an Honorable Discharge.
Montgomery GI Bill - Selective Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1606)
This bill is for those with an enlistment in the Selected Reserve for a period of not less than six years on or after July 1, 1985 with Honorable Discharge.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
This is for those who have been a member of a reserve component who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under title 10 U.S. Code for a contingency operation (in response to war or national emergency) and who served at least 90 consecutive days or more.
Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)
This program is for those who entered active duty after December 31, 1976, and before July 1, 1985, with Honorable Discharge, and made financial contributions to the program.
Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
- This program is for the children or spouse of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition; or who died in service; or who died of a service-connected disability; or who is listed as a POW or MIA.
- Children of disabled or deceased veterans who are North Carolina residents may also be eligible for a scholarship which pays tuition, some fees, room, and meals from the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, Raleigh, North Carolina. Scholarship applications and additional information can be obtained from the Avery, Mitchell or Yancey County VA Offices.
Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities (Chapter 31)
- Entitlement for Chapter 31 benefits is determined by a VA counselor on an individual basis. If a veteran is interested in Chapter 31 services s/he should contact Voc-Rehab directly at 1-800-827-1000 ext 7900 or visit the local Avery, Mitchell, Yancey County Voc-Rehab Offices.
North Carolina National Guard
- Members of the North Carolina National Guard may be eligible for tuition assistance. National Guard members should contact their unit to obtain an application.
New VA Benefit Program for Unemployed Veterans (VRAP)
- In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 was passed and signed into law November 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed 35 to 60 year old Veterans.
- VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to 99,000 unemployed Veterans who are at least 35 years old but no older than 60. Eligible participants will receive up to 12 months of training assistance at the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates or applies to the VRAP program.
Scholarship Opportunities for Veterans
Scholarships are available through the North Carolina Department of Administration for Veteran Affairs for children of certain deceased, disabled, or POW/MIA beterans provided under Chapter 165, Article 4. For more information or to apply for these scholarships, contact your County Veterans Service Officer.