Financial Aid for Veterans

What benefits are available to me?

You may be eligible for several types of veterans education and training benefits, but be aware that your decision to apply for a certain education benefit could impact your eligibility for other benefits. Check the VA website to calculate your benefits with the GI Bill based on your length of service or compare all the educational benefits available through the VA.

Benefit Programs and Eligibility Requirements

Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

90 days active aggregate service (after 9/10/01) or 30 days continuous if discharged for disability
Learn More at the VA Website
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Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30) 

2 yr. continuous enlistment (minimum duty varies by service date, branch, etc.)
Learn More at the VA Website
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Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606) 

6 yr. commitment (after 6/30/85)
Learn More at the VA Website
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Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607) 

90 days active continuous service (after 9/10/01)
Learn More at the VA Website
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Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA/Chapter 35) 

Eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition
Learn More at the VA Website
Apply Now

Want to talk to someone about your options?

We have full-time VA offices on the Beltline and Airport Campuses. 

Airport Campus
Airport Student Center
ASC Room 254
1260 Lexington Dr.
West Columbia, SC 29170

Beltline Campus
Beltline Student Center
BSC Room 130
316 South Beltline Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29205

Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Which programs are covered for veterans education benefits?

All MTC academic programs and some career training programs are eligible for veterans education benefits. 

See which ones

How much can you save?

Compare MTC to:

MTC can save you


In your first year*

* Total tuition and fees (most current data available as of August 2018). Source: U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and "IPEDS Student Financial Aid Component Overview Public Academic Reporters."