The Registrar's Office
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Registrar's Office

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Veterans Services

Veterans Benefits

Programs at the University of Maine at Machias are approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans' Education Programs for the education and training of veterans, servicemen, and dependents of disabled and deceased veterans. Students who expect to receive benefits should contact the nearest VA Regional Office or the UMM Registar's Office for information concerning eligibility, counseling and other benefits.

New students must submit either their Certificate of Eligibility, Application for VA Benefits (VA Form 22-1990) or Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995) to the Registrar's Office before their enrollment may be certified. Students who are eligible for VA benefits are responsible for paying their own tuition and fees with the exception of disabled veterans under Vocational Rehabilitation. Deferment of fees for students eligible for VA benefits may be possible subject to arrangements with the UMM Business Office.

In-State Tuition for Veterans and Current Military Personnel

Beginning in the Summer of 2014, veterans of the US military services and those currently serving in the US armed forces are eligible for in-state tuition at the University of Maine at Machias, regardless of their current residency status. 

Eligible students should provide one of the following documents to the UMM Admissions Office:

  • Copy of DD 214 showing honorable discharge
  • Copy of Certificate of Eligibility for Veterans Benefits (current or expired)
  • Copy of US Military ID card
  • Letter from squadron commander confirming that individual is currently serving in the armed forces 

When documentation has been received, in-state tuition rates will apply.

Credit for Military Training & Experience

Veterans of US military service may receive credit for learning gained through documented military training and experience. Applicants with SMART, AARTS or USCG transcripts should submit official copies of same. Transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force should be sent directly from CCAF to the UMM Registrar's Office for evaluation.

All other applicants should complete form DD-295 and submit with copy of DD-214 (honorable discharge) and copies of all relevant certificates to the Office of the Registrar.

Credit is awarded based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education's Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. To order copies of AARTS, SMART, USCG or CCAF transcripts, click on the appropriate link below:

Air Force: CCAF Transcript

Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy: Joint Services Transcripts


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