1. Choose a Program of Study at EMCC
2. Sign up for VA Benefits
Apply for State of Maine Benefits
3. Sign up for EMCC classes
4. Submit Semester Request For Semester Certification form
5. Consider doing a FAFSA
If you are pursuing credit courses through a degree/certificate program at EMCC, request additional scholarships, grants, student employment or loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually at www.fafsa.gov.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
Eastern Maine Community College is approved by the US Veterans Administration for training of veterans and their dependents. Students who are eligible for VA education benefits are encouraged to meet with EMCC's Veteran Services staff in the Enrollment Center in Katahdin Hall as soon as they apply for admission to the college.
EMCC participates in the following programs:
· Post - 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
· Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)
· Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
· Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
· Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
· Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)
For information about the State of Maine Veterans Dependent Tuition and Fee Waiver Program, visit Maine Bureau of Veterans Services. Veterans are encouraged to contact this Bureau to ensure access to all benefits to which they are entitled through the State of Maine.
To view information from the Bureau on a broad range of benefits, services, and veterans-related organizations, download the Maine Veterans’ Benefits and Resources Guide.
Student should complete each term to request confirmation of enrollment be sent to the VA
How will the Koss Scholarship affect Chapter 35 benefits
Effective December 17, 2021, the Veterans Administration requires students receiving a monthly housing allowance due to Post-9/11 GI Bill to self-verify their enrollment each month before they can receive their housing allowance. The Veterans Admini...
Only courses that satisfy a Veteran student's academic program requirements as outlined by the EMC catalog, based on the student's entry year can be certified for VA benefits. If a Veteran student takes a class that does not fulfill academ...
Students receiving Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 must verify their enrollment monthly by Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by Interactive Voice Response (IVR). VA prefers student use WAVE as their verification method. Instructions to co...
Veterans must provide academic transcripts from all colleges they previously attended. EMCC is required by the VA to evaluate any prior academic credit prior to certification of Veterans benefits.