The Minnesota GI Bill program was enhanced in 2013 to provide postsecondary educational assistance to eligible Minnesota Veterans, non-veterans who served in the military and eligible spouses and children. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per semester and part-time students can receive up to $500 per semester (up to $3,000 per academic year and $10,000 per lifetime). OJT and Apprenticeship individuals are eligible for up to $2,000 per fiscal year for either program. Approved employers are eligible to receive $1,000 placement credit payable upon hiring a person under this program and another $1,000 after 12 consecutive months of employment. No more than $3,000 in aggregate benefits under this paragraph may be paid to or on behalf of an individual in one fiscal year, and not more than $9,000 in aggregate benefits under this paragraph may be paid to or on behalf of an individual over any period of time.
Students should see a Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Higher Education Veterans Program Regional Coordinator, apply online or download the application. Return the completed form with your DD214 to the campus Regional Coordinator.
Note: You must reapply every year for the Minnesota GI Bill. Application for the Fall Semester every year opens on February 1st of that year.