Veteran Benefits Programs

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Veterans Benefits Programs

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.

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 she/he should contact Voc-Rehab directly at 1-800-827-1000 ext 7900 or visit the local Avery, Mitchell, or 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.

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 veterans provided under Chapter 165, Article 4.  For more information or to apply for these scholarships, contact your County Veterans Service Officer.