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Veterans

Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to our country. And, thank you for choosing Delta as the next step to reaching your career goals. We're honored that you've chosen Delta.

And, we're excited about your goals and dreams for the future. 

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Ready to put those education benefits to use? We thought so. Let us know if you have any questions about become a Delta student. We appreciate the commitment you have made and want to make sure we are here to help you with the next step in your education.

Delta's Veteran Services, staffed by many who are veterans themselves, will help you secure financial aid, academic support, family assistance and more. We want to make sure you have the resources to achieve your dreams by giving you support along the way.

Educational Benefit eligibility

Below is a list of benefits so you can see where you fit in, along with links for more info. When you're ready to apply for your benefits, complete the Veteran Online Application at VONAPP

Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30

At least two years on active duty, and contributed $1200 to your GI Bill fund, and were honorably discharged.

Get more info about Chapter 30 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) - Chapter 31

Also known as the VetSuccess program. Assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. Veterans are eligible if they:

  1. Have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable;
  2. Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA);
  3. Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess services.

Get more info about Chapter 31

Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33

At least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or be discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective for training on, or after August 1, 2009. 

Get more info about Chapter 33

IMPORTANT - If you are currently receiving benefits under Chapter 30, 1606 or 1607 and you apply on VONAPP, you are required to make a decision that is irrevocable (cannot be changed) to give up one of the other programs you are eligible for.

However, if you completely exhaust your entitlement under your current chapter before the effective date of your Chapter 33 election, you may receive up to 12 additional months of benefits under Chapter 33. Choose your effective date for Chapter 33 carefully. Let the Delta Veteran Services Office know that you submitted an application on VONAPP.

Survivors' or Dependents' Educational Benefits

Child (18-26 years) or spouse of a veteran determined to be 100% disabled or deceased due to military related injuries. 

Get more info about Dependents' Benefits

Reservists/National Guard - Chapter 1606

You must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Reserves or Guard and be currently in good standing with your unit.

Get more info about the Reservists/National Guard

REAP (Reserve Education Assistance Program) - Chapter 1607

Selected reserves called to active duty in response to a contingency operation declared by the President or Congress. The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (Coast Guard) determine who’s eligible for chapter 1607. The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the program and pays benefits. Members of the Selective Reserve may be eligible for chapter 1607 and chapter 33 after serving 90 consecutive days on active duty for a contingency operation.

Get more info about REAP

Veteran Student checklist

Here it is, the Veteran Student Checklist. As you follow the steps, let us know if you need anything. 

Apply for benefits
  • Visit www.gibill.va.gov to apply for benefits using VONAPP (Veteran Online Application).
  • Wait 6–8 weeks for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from VA.
  • Students using Chapter 31 benefits will not need a COE. But you will need a contract (1905) from your vocational rehabilitation counselor.
Apply to Delta College
Request Joint Service Transcripts
  • If you are Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, have your transcripts sent to Delta using the Joint Services Transcript system.
  • If you are Air Force, use Air University to send your transcript to Delta.
Meet with an academic advisor
Register and pay for classes 
  • Federal Tuition Assistance: See unit Education Service Officer
  • MING-STAP: michigan.gov/mingstap
  • Financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • 33 – If less than 100%, difference must be paid by student prior to payment deadline or classes will be dropped.
  • Chapters 30, 35, 1606, and 1607 are reimbursement programs and require tuition and fees to be paid prior to payment deadline.

The VA will ONLY pay for classes that are part of your course of study. To prevent delays in payment or incurring debt from the VA, verify your courses with an advisor.

In situations where a class may not be in your course of study, consult with the Veteran Services Office for proper protocol.

Complete forms at Veteran Services Office
 NECESSARY FORMS AND ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION:

The Basic Certification Request Form (BCRF) must be completed and turned in to the Veterans Services Office (A008) every semester to activate benefits. IF THIS FORM IS NOT TURNED IN TO OUR OFFICE BY PAYMENT DEADLINE, YOUR CLASSES WILL BE DROPPED.

Chapters 30, 1606, and 1607 require veterans to verify attendance on a monthly basis to initiate monthly deposit. Attendance verification can be done by calling 1-877-823-2378 or on the web at www.gibill.va.gov (WAVE) on the last calendar day of the month. Chapters 33, 35, and 31 do NOT have to verify at the end of each month.

SUCCESS TIP:  Take it slow and communicate with your Veteran Services team in the Student Veteran Center.

Being a college student is a big change. Navigating GI Bill benefits can be a daunting task. Let us help you!  We want you to have a smooth transition, and have a staff of mostly veterans, to help you every step of the way. 


Military Friendly

We are a Military Friendly® School and have Gold Status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

300+

Delta has over 300 veterans enrolled in classes each semester. 

Three buildings

Delta has three off-campus centers to bring you classes even closer to home.