Megan DeWitt, Associate Director of Financial Aid, Ext. 1417, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Moulin, Academic Advisor, Ext. 1404, email@example.com
Using Your GI Bill for the First Time
If you have never used VA education benefits to attend college, or have only used the GI Bill to attend college during active duty you will need to complete the following:
- Apply for benefits. Please allow a minimum of six weeks for your application to be processed by the VA.
- Fill out a NCMC Admissions Application.
- Have an official copy of your high school transcripts or GED sent to the NCMC Admissions Office.
- Have the official transcripts from any college you have ever attended sent to the NCMC Admissions Office.
- If you have taken transferable college classes while in the military, you must also have your military transcripts sent to the NCMC Admissions Office.
What You Must Do To Remain Eligible
In order to be certified to receive veteran's benefits, students must meet the following requirements:
1. Declare and pursue an educational objective. They will enroll in courses which contribute in the following ways to achieving the educational objective:
a. The courses are required in the program or are electives which meet specific requirements.
b. The courses are designated in the college catalog as prerequisites to courses required in the program.
c. They are remedial or developmental courses prescribed by a counselor to make up educational deficiencies of a student.
d. They are prerequisite courses which a student has previously completed but in which he or she has not made as high a grade as is required to enter the next course.
e. Courses taken ONLINE that are pass/fail or audit basis are not considered eligible for veteran's benefits.
2. They will attend classes regularly and provide the Student Financial Aid/Veterans Office with any changes in class schedules.
3. You must also keep a minimum cumulative GPA to stay eligible. The following shows the requirement based on total hours attempted:
Total Hours Attempted
45 or more
a. If students fail to comply with the requirements for one semester because of mitigating (unusual) circumstances, they may submit to the Dean of Students/Campus Services a written request for a waiver of these provisions along with documentation of the mitigating circumstances.
b. Students who, without mitigating circumstances, fail to meet the requirements for satisfactory progress may be placed on probation for one semester.
c. An additional probationary semester may be allowed with the Dean's approval.
Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act
- Provides reduced tuition (must provide a copy of the DD-214
- For a combat veteran who served in armed combat after September 11, 2001
- Must be enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree
- Must have been a Missouri resident when first entered the military and discharged under honorable conditions.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Servicemembers and expands education and training opportunities for Veterans. More information can be found at the links below.
Description/Overview of GI Bill
Financial Aid for Veterans
Missouri Heroes’ Act
On-the-job training and apprenticeship training
Helpful Military Links
Benefit Comparison Chart
GI Bill Overpayments and Debt
Returning Heroes Credit
Tuition Reimbursement Rates for the Post-9/11 GI Bill