Northern Maine Community college is approved by the Maine State Approving Agency for the training of veterans and their dependents. In addition to the NMCC application, applicants who are eligible for education benefits through the VA are encouraged to complete the process to apply for benefits. For more information regarding veterans education benefit programs, click on the following links:
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)
Survivors and Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35)
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
State of Maine Veterans Dependents Tuition Waiver Program
To apply for education benefits, please follow the steps listed below:
1. Complete the Application for Benefits. Apply for your benefits directly with the Veterans Administration through one of the following options:
a. Apply online at the Veterans Administration website.
b. Call 1-888-442-4551 to have an application form mailed to you.
2. When the VA has processed your application, you will receive a Letter or Certificate of Eligibility, indicating the status of your claim. A copy of this letter must be submitted to the NMCC Certifying Official in the Admissions Office.
3. On receipt of your letter of eligibility and after you have registered for classes, the NMCC Certifying Official will submit your enrollment information to the Veterans Administration for processing. If your benefit program includes a direct payment to the College for tuition and fees, the NMCC Business Office will be notified of your eligibility for benefits. If for any reason you do not wish your enrollment information to be reported to the VA, you should contact the NMCC VA Certifying Official.
To request a military transcript please click on the following links:
Joint Services Transcript
Community College of the Air Force
For additional information, please contact us:
Financial Aid Office
Brian Hall, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and VA Certifying Official
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday
Maine Bureau of Veterans Services
To ensure you have access to all of the benefits to which you are entitled, please visit the MBVS website and self-identify as a veteran.
Also, please download this MBVS Resource Guide, which provides information on a broad range of benefits, services and veterans-related organizations.