Delta College is dedicated to assisting student veterans, service members, and military-affiliated students with their academic goals, so they are ready to enter the civilian workforce. The Veterans Services Office helps secure financial aid and provides support in a number of areas.
At Delta, we take great pride in supporting our student veterans. And others agree. Delta has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media and the college has maintained gold status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
Read more about our latest recognition
Resources and involvement
- Accessibility Resources
Student veterans, service members, and military-affiliated students can contact Delta's Office of Disability Resources to start a conversation about assistance needed.
- Career Development Resources
Student veterans, services members, and military-affilitated students can contact Delta's Career Development Office to start a conversation about planning for their future after graduation.
- LGBTQ+ Resources
Student veterans, services members, and military-affilitated students can access a wide range of services and activites that fosters an open, safe, and inclusive environment. Visit Delta's LGBTQ+ Resources to learn more.
- Medical ServicesDelta College has partnered with Great Lakes Bay Health Centers to bring convenient healthcare services to our students. Most insurances accepted for services. Sliding fee scale available if uninsured. You may schedule an appointment by calling 989-907-2761. Walk-ins accepted.
- Delta College Military Association
Meet fellow veterans, find support and get involved by joining this student organization. DMCA is committed to engaging military student, dependents, and their advocates by supporting the successful transition to the classroom and the community.
- Student Veterans Lounge
You'll find student veterans hanging out in the Student Veteran Lounge, located on the main campus in A008.
- Accessibility Resources
State of Michigan Resources
- Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is available to answer questions you have regarding veteran benefits and assistance.
- Michigan Veteran Friendly Employers
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has identified Michigan employers who are committed to military veteran recruitment, training, and retention practices. The MVAA has provided a full list of their Michigan Veteran Friendly Employers. This information may also be found in the WhyMI mobile app.
- Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center
The Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center can assist with navigating benefits, identifying community-based resources, and obtain documents like your DD-214. The team can also perform check-ins to confirm that veterans are receiving their benefits (MIVet form).1-800-MICH-VET (1-800-642-4838)
- WhyMI mobile app
The WhyMI app assists transitioning service members and veterans to navigate employment and apprenticship opportunities, Veteran-Friendly Schools, and other benefits like healthcare in the State of Michigan.
- Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
None of the resources listed are directly associated or sponsored by Delta College. The listed information seeks to support academic success and improve accessibility to military benefits.
Intelligent.com offers resources and tools that support academic success habits and practices. Topics vary from stress management to methods to time management to test-taking strategies. Resources are free for public use.
Study.com has created academic guides to support veterans, military members, and their families to be successful in education. This includes special interests such as military nursing.
As you consider next steps in your academic journey, the Online Master's Degrees team has compiled information to help identify military friendly master's programs and degrees.
None of the resources listed are directly associated or sponsored by Delta College. The listed information seeks to support financial literacy and accessibility to military benefits.
Money Geek LLC
Money Geek LLC provides access to various articles, materials, and other resources to improve the affordability and accessibility of personal finances. The team has developed resources and guides to assist students and the community with using their military benefits. This includes the following:
- Housing support and assistance
- Veteran transportation
- Car insurance guides and car insurance options
- Life insurance
- Personal Finance.
Annuity.org has created financial literacy guides to support veterans, military members, and thier familities to assist with tasks such as budget planning and life planning, in addition to accessing additional military benefits.
None of the resources listed are directly associated or sponsored by Delta College. The listed information seeks to support the transition to civilian life and career development, and to improve accessibility to military benefits.
The Resume Builder team has specialized materials to help active duty military and veterans transition back into civilian careers. This includes a detailed guide that will walk through every step of creating an effective military to civilian cover letter and resume. The guides help applicants choose the correct format to avoid red flags that may cost getting that dream job. The team creates awareness about tools and resources that can help readers take control of their careers.
The resume.io team has developed guide to help veterans and military members create a resume. The guide is especially helpful to anyone who may be transitioning from a military role to a civilian job.
Podcasts: College Central Network® Transferrable Military Skills: Military Assets
The digital team has created a resource guide for those veterans who are planning to start a small business. This includes information for grants, loans, and training resources.
The Best Trade Schools
The Best Trade Schools has created a guide to help returning military service members identify trade school opportunities.
None of the resources listed are directly associated or sponsored by Delta College. The listed information seeks to provide available resources to support personal wellness and accessibility to military benefits.
Homeless Shelter Near Me
If you are experiencing housing insecurity, Homeless Shelter Near Me has created an interactive search engine that will help you find the nearest shelters.
The Detox.com team provides access to free resources for the community to find self-help with substance addiction through detox and other mental health strategies. Detox centers in the state of Michigan may be found here. Additional support resources (e.g., rehabilitation centers) may also be found here.
The Online Therapy platform details those services that best support veteran mental health and wellness. These resources are among the most effective, affordable and convenient online therapy services for veterans.
Study.com has created a guide to support the mental health of veterans in college.
How Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affects Sleep is an article that summarizes some of the ways that PTSD disrupts sleep and provides information on ways to improve sleeping habits. The article also provides links to additional resources to support mental health and wellness, and about PTSD.
None of the resources listed are directly associated or sponsored by Delta College. The listed information seeks to support student success and improve digital literacy.
Tech Policy and Education (TPE) Council
The mission of the TPE Council is to “… support and promote organizations that help advocate and educate the population on issues relating to digital policy, literacy, inclusion, and safety.” The TPE Council provides access to guides on how military personnel and veterans can save money on internet subscriptions, mobile plans, and other technology by taking advantage of a variety of military discounts. This resource details which internet service providers, cell phone carriers, and other organizations can assist US military personnel in obtaining low-cost technologies and services.
None of the resources listed are directly associated or sponsored by Delta College. The listed information seeks to support student success and improve accessibility to military benefits.
Medicare Plans is an information platform that clarifies how Medicare works with VA benefits and Tricare, and the enrollment process. The following Medicare Plan guide and guide for those with disabilities help identify available benefits, coverage, eligibility, costs and navigate the enrollment process.
Disability Compensation, Pension and Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Support
The Disability Compensation, Pension and Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Support is a guide to free resources available to veterans to help aid in fighting these illnesses (e.g., mesothelioma) and to identify how to determine eligibility for compensation through the VA. The resources are veteran specific and support both the patients and their families. Interested students may contact VA-accredited claims agent, Carl Jewett, LCDR, US Navy, Retired at 844-VET-MESO (844-838-6376).
The Mesothelioma Center
The Mesothelioma Center is an advocacy group that provides information on asbestos-related disease and support for those suffering from them. The group provides information on Mesothelioma risk factors and those risk factors that impact veterans. Specialized resources are available for veterans that include free VA Claims assistance to veterans exposed to asbestos, a monthly online support group where topics pertaining to cancer patients are discussed, an on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions, and Patient Advocates who work 1-on-1 with individuals to help find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.
The Veterans and Asbestos support guide provides information about abestos-related disease and those benefits that veterans may be eligible for. Mesothelioma.net provides veterans with treatment information, access to 24/7 online support, financial aid, in addition to connecting veterans to other resources.
Asbestos.com is an advocacy site that provides assistance to veterans including free claims help, peer support groups, access to medical professionals for health questions, and access to patient advocates.
LegalFinder helps to create free informational resources for veterans. Their services include free legal case consultation as well as referrals to community agencies. Their guide discusses points including why disabled veterans experience a lack of resources, discrimination against disabled veterans, important rights for disabled veterans, and national resources that help to bridge the gap.
This resource provides free resources to veterans about the Mesothelioma and the Camp Lejeune water contamination - in addition to other topics. Included in the educational material is information about legal guides, and breaking news.
Camp Lejeune Claims Center
Due to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, the Camp Lejeune Claims Center is providing information about the impact of the water contamination on those stationed in Camp Lejeune from 1953 and 1987. Additionally, the team provides financial aid and VA benefits eligibility information.
Veterans' Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified crisis responders who are there to help. Many of these responders are veterans themselves.
If You Are In Crisis call 800-273-8255 and press 1or text 838255.