Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services

Contact the (MVBS) and self-identify as a veteran to ensure access to all benefits to which you are entitled.

Maine Veterans’ Benefits & Resource Guide

The above guide provides information on a broad range of benefits, services, and veterans-related organizations.

 

 

Machias Office

Maine Bureau of Veterans Services Office
7 Court Street, Suite 2
MACHIAS ME, 04654
207-255-3306
Contact: Lynette Ramsey

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 either:

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.

 

VA School Certifying Official
Bill Weaver
(207) 255-1223
wweaver@maine.edu

 

Admissions Office
(888) 468-6866 or (207) 255-1318
ummadmissions@maine.edu

 

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Veterans and Active Duty Military.  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 Registrar’s 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.

Veterans’ Dependents using Educational Entitlements.  Beginning in the Summer of 2015, any military dependent using  educational entitlements under a GI Bill is also also eligible for in-state tuition at the University of Maine at Machias, regardless of their current residency status.

Eligible dependents should provide a copy of their unexpired Certificate of Eligibility for Veterans Benefits to the UMM Registrar’s Office.

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

Note:  When In-State tuition rates are applied, financial aid packages (including merit scholarships) which are based on out-of-state tuition rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.

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.

Applicants whose service pre-dates electronic records 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