In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Michigan veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Michigan Children of Veteran Tuition Grant
The grant provides undergraduate tuition assistance for natural or adopted children of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled or died as a result of military service. Children must be between 16 and 26.
$600 Buy-up Program
Some reservists may contribute up to an additional $600 to the Montgomery GI Bill® to receive increased monthly benefits. For an additional $600 contribution, you may receive up to $5,400 in additional GI Bill benefits. You must be a member of a Ready Reserve component (Selected Reserve, Individual Ready Reserve or Inactive National Guard) to pay into the buy-up program.
Note: Break (or interval pay) is no longer payable under REAP except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15 and your Spring term begins January 10, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.
Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program
Public Act 259 of 2014 established STAP to provide tuition assistance of up to $6,000 (tuition and fees combined) per academic year to members of the Michigan National Guard attending any public or private college, university, vocational school, technical school or trade school located in Michigan. STAP provides assistance to students in any course of study that is intended to culminate in vocational or technical training, a certificate or the student’s first associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree.
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For more information regarding Michigan veterans’ benefits, please visit – Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
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