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Veterans Benefits

The courses offered by UMC have been approved for veterans and their dependents eligible for educational benefits under Chapters 30, 31, 32, and 35 of the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1977. Under the new GI Bill, Chapter 106 (educational assistance program), reserve and national guard personnel may be eligible for educational benefits. Students should contact the Office of the Registrar or their local Veterans Administration office to obtain applications and determine eligibility and entitlement.

At the Office of the Registrar, 170 Owen Hall, students can get help with any problems they may have with the Veterans Administration (e.g., getting their check, filling out forms) and find out about the services available to veterans on campus.

Veterans may receive credit for appropriate military training. The registrar will determine the number of credits acceptable for transfer.

Veterans or veterans' dependents receiving educational benefits must conform to the following regulations to maintain their eligibility:

  • Register for at least 12 credits per term to receive full-time benefits, 9- 11 credits for three-quarter-time benefits, 6-8 credits for half-time benefits, 4-5 credits for less than half-time benefits. (The Veterans Administration pays tuition for only 1-3 credits, which must apply toward a degree.)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward graduation.
  • Report any changes in course load (cancellations, additions) to the Office of the Registrar (and repay benefits, retroactive to the start of the term, for any course dropped 30 days or more after the start of a term, or for any course not completed if the cancellation or incomplete changes their enrollment status: half-time, three-quarter-time, or full-time).