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VETERANS, SERVICE MEMBER AND ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS

Post 9/11 GI Bill & Other Veterans Educational Programs opens in new window
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MARYLAND'S VETERAN ONE-DOOR SYSTEM

Maryland's public institutions have made a commitment to establish a "One-Door" system so that student Veterans are able to connect to their educational and support needs through the establishment of a Veterans Office or designated staff person responsible for such coordination.  In addition to being the focal point on G.I. Bill Education Benefits and other veteran issues, this entity would identify and coordinate liaisons for services in key offices on campus (e.g., financial aid, admissions, academic advising) and off-campus (e.g. employment, behavioral health counseling, housing information).  Many of these institutions have implemented Student Veteran orientations and Student Veteran groups.  For more details contact ask for the Veteran Affairs Coordinator located at each institution.

** VETERANS FULL EMPLOYMENT ACT  **

On April 17, 2013, Governor Martin O'Malley signed the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013.  The passage of the Veterans Full Employment Act (VFEA) provides MHEC with the opportunity to determine best practices and establish corresponding guidelines for effective and efficient awarding of academic credit for a student's military training, coursework, and education. These guidelines will provide for a uniform and consistent approach to awarding academic credit for military training, coursework and other education across Maryland’s colleges and universities. Many of our public institutions have policies regarding awarding academic credit for prior learning. If you are looking for specific information on whether academic credit can be awarded for a student's military training, coursework and education at public institutions of higher education in Maryland, please contact your institution.

The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation are dedicated to assisting recently discharged veterans and spouses of currently serving members of the United States Armed Forces, including active duty reservists and members of the National Guard obtain occupational and professional licenses in Maryland. For more details and contact information for Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)   click here.


            IN STATE TUITION FOR MARYLAND'S MILITARY VETERANS 

As a result of House Bill 935, which Governor O’Malley signed into law earlier this year,
honorably discharged veterans, active duty service members, spouses of active duty members, financially dependent children of active duty members, and members of the National Guard will pay in-state tuition for courses they begin on or after October 1, 2013. The law applies to coursework at public institutions of higher education in Maryland.
 

 NEW FEDERAL COMPLAINT SYSTEM

GI Bill Recipients -  Have feedback about your school?

Military and veteran students and their family members who are utilizing their education benefits can now submit feedback on negative experiences with educational institutions while using their education benefits at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp . Tuition Assistance (TA) or Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarship recipients can submit feedback at: www.militaryonesource.mil/voluntary-education/complaint.

Resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Educational and Vocational Counseling Servicesopens in new window

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Programopens in new window
(Service-Connected Disabilities)

On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeship

G.I. Bill Licensing and Certification Test Cost Reimbursement

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (PDF)opens in new window

State of Maryland

State of Maryland - Financial Assistance Programs & Applications

Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

Tuition Waiver for Maryland National Guard (PDF) opens in new window

Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarshipopens in new window

General Inquiries regarding Financial Aid 

General Inquiries regarding your Veterans Education Benefits - please email us at:
                          VAEDUCATIONBENEFITS@MHEC.STATE.MD.US
 

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Additional Resources for our Veterans within the State of Maryland
Veterans Dashboard of Maryland
Services for Veterans
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
www.mdva.state.md.us
Behavioral Health Services & Outreach Maryland's Commitment to Veterans
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

veterans.dhmh.maryland.gov
Workforce Development, Adult Learning, Occupational & Professional Licensing Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (DLLR)
dllr.maryland.gov
List of Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVERs)
& Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Representatives (DVOPs) 
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
www.mdhousing.org
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