Veteran's Information

Veteran's Policy

Mineral Area College is approved for certification of students eligible to receive education assistance from the Veteran’s Administration.  Students eligible to receive Veteran’s Benefits must be enrolled in a program leading to a Certificate, or Associate Degree. Questions regarding veteran's benefits may be submitted via email to veterans@mineralarea.edu or by phone 573-518-2202.

For information regarding your eligibility to receive VA benefits, contact the Veteran’s Administration at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the official website at va.gov

  • Apply for VA education benefits at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
  • Fill out a MAC application for admission
  • Provide a copy of DD214 discharge papers (member-4 or equivalent) or DD-2304 Notice of
    Basic Eligibility (NOBE) to the Financial Aid Office
  • Request a copy of your military transcript (if applicable) be submitted to MAC. Apply at one of these locations:

       Joint Services transcript – https://jst.doded.mil/official.html

       Community College of the Air Force – www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp

  • Pursue a program of study approved by the VA which leads to a college degree or certificate
  • It is recommend that veterans file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.gov (under “My Financial Aid”).
  • Transfer students fill out VA Form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training form at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ (click the green box titled “Find your education benefits form” then click “Updating my current education benefits”).
  • Current students complete each semester the online Request for Certification of VA Benefits on MyMAC. Click “My Financial Aid” tab at top of page, then click “Veterans Affairs”.
  • Enroll in, maintain and complete courses
  • Chapters 30 (Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty) and 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve) must verify attendance with the VA at the end of every month at gibill.va.gov/wave. Failure to do so will result in nonpayment
  • Student must maintain % greater than or equal to 67% of attempted credit hours and a cumulative 2.0 grade point average or higher at the end of the term to meet satisfactory academic progress

Veteran students who do not meet the above requirements will be subject to lose eligibility for veterans funding. Students who are placed on veteran probation or suspension will be notified through their Mineral Area College Email account.

  • If student does not meet the minimum 67% completion for classes attempted or does not meet the minimum GPA the student will be moved to a “veteran warning status” but is still eligible for veteran benefits for the subsequent semester.
  • If following the student does not meet the minimum 67% completion for classes attempted or does not meet the minimum GPA the student will be moved to “veteran probation status” and Veteran Administration notified.
  • If following the student does not meet the minimum 67% completion for classes attempted or does not meet the minimum GPA the student will be moved to “veteran suspension status” and will be deemed ineligible to receive veteran benefits and the Veteran Administration will be notified.
  • If an appeal is submitted, the appeal is reviewed and a decision rendered (i.e. approved or not approved). If approved, the student must follow an academic plan in order to complete their program of study and retain aid eligibility. If not approved, the student may elect to file a grievance appeal for review in accordance to the college policy.
  • Veteran funding may be reinstated upon notification if student is notified by the Veteran Administration that the student has submitted sufficient documentation for reinstatement and if enrollment in subsequent terms increases cumulative grade point average to 2.0 or higher and % is greater than or equal to 67% of attempted credit hours.

Deferring Payment

  • Veteran students who have submitted the Request for Certification of VA Benefits and do not have financial aid on file, will be allowed to defer their full tuition/fees without incurring a penalty or having to pay a payment plan fee.  The deferment is effective until the midpoint of the semester (i.e., Fall/Spring Semesters 8th week; Summer Semester 4th week).  All tuition/fees are due and payable on or before the midpoint of each semester. Failure to do so, will result in monthly service charges of .75%.  At the end of each semester, account balances are referred to a collection agency and are subject to MO State Tax Interception.
  • Students who have submitted the Request for Certification of VA Benefits will not be dropped for non-payment.  Therefore, students are reminded that if they decide not to attend, they must complete a total withdrawal form in the Student Services Office.
  • The Business Office no longer sends out paper statements to students.  To view your account online, log on to MyMAC.  Click “My Account Info” tab at top of page, click “Term Billing Statements” at left of page, click the specific term, and then click specific term again.  Students are reminded that they should check their campus email and MyMac frequently for important information.
  • Mineral Area College will ensure that in the event of a delay in disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs no penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities or a veteran of Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) or 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) will not be required to borrow any additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to this institution.

The Veteran Campus Complaint Resolution contact is Dean Julie Sheets and she can be reached at (573) 518-2154

How to Get Started

  • Fill out a MAC Application for Admission. You may use the My MAC student portal to submit the application on-line.
  • Fill out a VA Application for Education Benefits at va.gov
  • Provide a copy of your DD214 Discharge Papers or your DD-2304 Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) to the Financial Aid Office
  • Fill out the MAC VA Certification Request Form
  • It is recommended that Veteran’s file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov listing the School Code for MAC 002486 Annually
  • Veteran Students are considered self pay student's and must meet published payment deadlines.
  • Missouri Returning Heroes ACT Information The application is available on MyMAC under MyFinancial Aid tab.

f You Are Transferring Your Benefits From Another Institution

  • Fill out a MAC Application for Admission. You may use the My MAC student portal to submit the application on-line.
  • Fill out VA Form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training (Available on MyMac under MyFinancial Aid tab)
  • Fill out the MAC VA Certification Request Form
  • It is recommended that Veteran’s file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov listing the School Code for MAC 002486 Annually
  • Veteran Students are considered self pay student's and must meet published payment deadlines.
  • Beginning with the Spring 2011 Semester, Veteran Students who have submitted the Request for Certification of VA Benefits and do not have financial aid on file, will be allowed to defer their full tuition/fees without incurring a penalty or having to pay a payment plan fee. The deferment is effective until the midpoint of the semester (i.e., Fall/Spring Semesters 8th week; Summer Semester 4th week). All tuition/fees are due and payable on or before the midpoint of each semester. Failure to do so, will result in monthly service charges of .75%. At the end of each semester, account balances are referred to a collection agency and are subject to MO State Tax Interception.
  • Students who have submitted the Request for Certification of VA Benefits will not be dropped for non-payment.  Therefore, students are reminded that if they decide not to attend, they must complete a total withdrawal form in the Student Services Office.

  • The Business Office no longer sends out paper statements to students.  To view your account online, log on to MyMAC.  Click “My Account Info” tab at top of page, click “Term Billing Statements” at left of page, then click the specific term, and then click specific term again.  Students are reminded that they should check their campus email and MyMac frequently for important information.

  • The Veteran Campus Complaint Resolution contact is Dean Julie Sheets and she can be reached at (573) 518-2154 or jsheets@Mineralarea.edu