Enroll and get benefits
We honor and welcome those who are currently serving our country through active duty, reserves and the National Guard. Stop by a veterans office (located in your campus financial aid office) for personal help and to get information.
If you are a veteran, we honor and welcome you. You can visit a veterans office (located at one of the campus enrollment centers or financial aid offices) for personal help to certify benefits and get information. You may also contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1.888.442.4551 or visiting their benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Steps to apply
Contact your previous college(s) or if this is your first time in college, contact your high school to request official copies of your transcripts to be sent to the records office.
Information about military transcripts and how to request transcripts is available at the following links:
Many veteran students are eligible for financial aid including grants and scholarships.
Most forms of financial aid do not affect your VA benefits. Complete an online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to get started. MCC's school code is 002484.
Contact an academic advisor at your campus for assistance in creating an academic plan and choosing courses.
Once you are registered, complete the Veterans Request for Benefits Form and submit it to one of the campus enrollment centers or financial aid offices or email it from your secured MCC student email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is your way of notifying MCC that you are enrolled and ready to be certified. You can submit your request up to 60 days before the start of the term.
Be advised: Since we have eight-week terms and mini-term courses, you should be alert to the fact that the beginning and end dates of each individual course will affect the amount of money the VA will send you for the month.
The Department of Veteran Affairs will treat each course you are enrolled in as a separate unit with its own beginning and end date. We will report these dates to the VA so that they can determine your monthly payment according to their regulations.
When a course ends, it is no longer counted by the VA as part of your enrollment, regardless of which semester it is assigned to.
It is every student's responsibility to ensure that their student account is current and paid in full by the payment deadline each term.
Each student's level of benefits is unique and the VA may not cover all of the term fees. Options for payment may include federal student aid and/or the MCC payment plan.
Called to active duty
If You Are a Student
MCC provides a 100% tuition and textbook refund for qualifying students who are called to active duty. If you have been activated or have received military transfer orders and must withdraw from classes prior to completing the semester, contact the campus enrollment center for refund information. This can be done even after the last day to withdraw for the semester.
If you were called to active duty in a previous semester and were not able to withdraw, bring your orders to the campus enrollment center to have that semester's grades changed to withdrawals on your transcript.
If you are an employee
Contact Human Resources for details on how MCC can work with you as you transition to active duty.
If you will be using tuition assistance through the military, you will need to email an approved TA Authorization to the. Third Party Billing office at email@example.com or submit it in person at any campus business office.
If your TA administrator requests a program plan of study, you should be able to use a printed class schedule and account summary of fees. Your campus cashier's office should be able to provide this for you.
Each branch of service has its own rules and methods of applying for TA, so you'll need to contact your unit for application assistance. For additional assistance, email MCC third party billing.
The Department of Defense Memorandum of Instruction (DOD MOU) enumerated in Executive Order 13607 of 2014 established changes to Federal Tuition Assistance that will impact you.
- Grades below a "C" for undergraduate work (certificates, associate, bachelor’s degrees) and grades below a "B" for graduate work will be recouped for classes with a start date of July 24 or after.
- Federal TA will not pay any fees. Make sure your itemized bill clearly shows the cost of "tuition." If your itemized bill shows "undergraduate course fee" your tuition will not be approved. It must clearly state "tuition." Tuition is the only cost the Army will pay.
- Federal TA applications MUST be approved before the start date of the class. All applications for federal TA must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the course start date.
It is important to backwards plan your enrollment process to meet the new deadline for submitting applications. For soldiers enrolling in the fall semester the following are preliminary and proactive work with your Army counselor to complete the required enrollment steps.
The ability to use GI Bill® Benefits and Tuition Assistance together varies by branch of service and can vary between components within the branches of service depending on whether the service member is active duty, reserve or National Guard.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.604.1561 for more detailed information.
This benefit is available to spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2 and O1-O2, including the spouses of activated guard and reserve members within those ranks. Spouses of guard and reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders.
Military spouses must finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course. For further questions or assistance contact us at email@example.com.