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Veteran Education Assistance

Veteran Education assistance is provided to Veterans in the form of a one-time $750 grant for tuition to Veterans who have exhausted, through use, all of their GI Bill benefits to assist with completing a bachelor’s degree. This grant is paid directly to the institution, or may be reimbursed to Veteran upon verification that tuition has been paid. You may apply for this benefit by accessing the application below and submitting directly to MDVA or applying with assistance through your County Veterans Service Officer.

Eligibility Specifics

  • The Veteran shall have been a resident of the State of Minnesota at the time of entry into the Armed Forces, and for six months immediately preceding entry
  • The Veteran must be a citizen of the United States and a current resident of Minnesota
  • The Veteran must have completely exhausted his/her federal educational benefits prior to the delimiting date or within the eligibility period during which benefits were available. Veterans who have allowed their educational benefits to expire without completely using them do not qualify for this program

Benefit May Be Used at Minnesota

  • State Universities
  • Community colleges
  • Vocational technical colleges
  • Any campus of the University of Minnesota
  • Any college of higher learning which has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Law college approved by the Supreme Court
  • Theological seminary
  • Nursing school approved by the Board of Nursing
  • Vocational technical trade or business school approved by the State Department of Education