In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Maine veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Maine Dependents Education Benefits Program
Maine provides a 100% waiver of tuition and all related fees for spouses and dependents of veterans as defined in Title 37B, Chapter 7, Section 505(2). Specifically, veterans must meet the following criteria:
- Has a 100% total permanent disability rating resulting from service-connected disability. Or who
- Was killed in action;
- Died from a service-connected disability as a result of service;
- At the time of death was totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected disability, but whose death was not related to the service-connected disability; or
- Is a member of the Armed Forces on active duty who has been listed for more than 90 days as missing in action, captured or forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power.
*”Veteran” means any person who served in the military or naval forces of the United States and entered the service from this State or has been a resident of this State for 5 years immediately preceding application for aid and, if living, continues to reside in this State throughout the duration of benefits administered under the educational benefits program.
Schools covered under this program include the University of Maine System, Maine Community Colleges, and Maine Maritime Academy.
State of Maine Guard Tuition Assistance
100% tuition waiver for Maine’s National Guard members to attend all of the schools in the University of Maine and Maine Community College Systems, as well as Maine Maritime Academy.
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For more information regarding Maine veterans benefits, please visit – Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services
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