Veteran Services

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Veteran Services Office

Michigan Technological University maintains a full-time Veteran Services Office. The role of the Veteran Services Office is to certify semester enrollment and monitor academic progress, to be reported to the VA. The VA Certifying Official is knowledgeable on each educational chapter offered through the VA and can give general information; however, the certifying official is not an employee of the Department of Veteran Affairs and does not have access to veteran records. Specific information must be obtained by contacting the Department of Veteran Affairs at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). To inquire about what services are available for veterans at Michigan Tech, please call 906-487-2319,, or stop by the Registrar's Office, 130 Administration Building.

Academic Advising

Academic advisors at Michigan Tech are an important resource in guiding a student through their academic career. Students should meet with their advisor to ensure they are on the right path towards graduation.

Academic Support

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success encourages the self growth of Michigan Tech students through the development of relationships, attitudes, values and skills.  They support students and their families with the transition to university life and the navigation of its many challenges and opportunities. They offer a variety of services including one-on-one meetings with staff, peer academic success coaching and  success skill workshops. Please visit the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success website for more information or email with any questions or concerns.

Counseling Services

Michigan Tech maintains a full-time counseling staff that can address the needs of veterans. Coordination and referral to support services off-campus, including a psychiatrist, can also be done through the Counseling Services Office. To inquire about what services are available, call 906-487-2538 or visit the Counseling Services website.

Disabilities Services

Michigan Tech is committed to ensuring that all qualified individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to take part in educational programs and services on an equal basis. The aim is to provide this opportunity in an integrated setting that fosters independence and meets the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more information contact 906-487-2212 or visit the Disabilities Services website.

Financial Aid Assistance

Other sources of financial assistance may also be available. Students may inquire about these opportunities by calling the Student Financial Services Center at 906-487-2622 or visit the Student Financial Services Center website.

Military Education/Transfer Credit

Credit may be available for armed service education and training. Military education programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Veteran's DD214 (Certificate of release or Discharge from Active Duty)
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
  • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST)

For more information, call Transfer Services at 906-487-2319

Military Withdrawal Policy (Call to Active Duty)

Students called to active duty are guaranteed readmission upon completion of active service. Enrolled Michigan Tech students who are called to active military duty will be given the opportunity to work out the best possible solution for maintaining their academic status. They must choose one of the following options before departing for active service:

  • Leave for active service with a tuition refund of 100 percent. Refunds involving financial aid will be adjudicated to decrease the payback required from the student to the lowest possible amount.
  • Agree that temporary grades will be issued for enrolled courses. The temporary grades will be P for Progress or I for Incomplete. In some cases, arrangements can be made to complete the course work while on active duty. Otherwise, the student may complete the courses when he or she returns to the University.

National Service Graduate Fellowship

The Graduate School will offer National Service Graduate Fellowships to students who have previously provided service to the United States of America. Eligible graduate students will receive a fellowship that will reduce their tuition rate.

ROTC Programs

The ROTC programs available at Michigan Tech are designed to provide students with the skills and leadership training to become officers in the United States Military. For more information contact: