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Miami Veterans Legacy Scholarship
Available for undergraduate tuition expenses for U.S. Military Veterans and lineal descendants of Miami Alumni (parents or grandparents) who have served honorably in the U.S. Military. Students are eligible during their initial enrollment period at any of the Miami Regional campuses at an enrollment level of 6 credit hours or more per semester. Find additional information about regional campus scholarships and financial aid:
The One Stop has links to applications and provides relevant enrollment, payment, and general benefit information for you and your family.
Need some help transitioning from service to school? Our librarians can help you find books, articles, and scholarly resources for your research. You can even make a 1-on-1 appointment to learn some new strategies and techniques for library research. Just use the links at the top of the page to IM, email, or call us for more information.
- All VA Forms
- VA Healthcare Website
- VA Education Website
- Online Application for VA Education Benefits
- VA 24/7 Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
- VA Mental Health Resources: Links and numbers for counselors, outreach, and programs.
- After Deployment
- PTSD Program Locator
- Women Veterans Health Care
- Miami University Regional Campus Student Veteran Counseling
- Marines / Navy
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
VA Education Programs
- Post-9/11 GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved. Your benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
- Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeships/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved. Your benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)REAP (Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code) is an education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called to active service.
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)Chapter 32, VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeships/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training.
- Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. The mission of VR&E is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Also, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides vocational-educational counseling to veterans and certain dependents. VR&E can provide a wide range of vocational and educational counseling services to service members still on active duty, as well as veterans and dependents who are eligible for one of the VA’s educational benefit programs.
SOC Education Opportunities
About the SOC
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).
Miami is one of 1900 schools who have committed to the SOC criteria of:
- Reasonable Transfer of Credit: avoid excessive loss of previously earned credit and avoid course work duplication
- Reduced Academic Residency: limited to no more than 25% of degree requirements with no final year or semester in residence (may require 30% for undergraduate degrees offered 100% online)
- Credit for Military Training and Experience: recognize and use ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services in evaluating and awarding academic credit for military training and experience
- Credit for Nationally-Recognized Testing Programs: award credit for at least one nationally-recognized testing program such as College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST Examinations, Excelsior College Examinations (ECE)
Go to the SOC Website to learn more.