State Fair Community College

Veteran Education Programs

Who is a veteran?

In general, a veteran is a person who has served in active or reserve duty in the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard) and was discharged or separated under a condition other than a dishonorable discharge.

GI Bill Programs

Veterans eligible for the G.I. Bill, Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35, and 1606 must apply for their benefits through the Financial Aid Services Office and the Veterans Administration. 

Veterans apply for VA benefits by filling out a VA Form 22-1990 Request for VA Education Benefits and providing a copy of their DD Form 214 to the Financial Aid Office. 

Guard and Reserve applicants must also provide a copy of the Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) Form 2384 and a copy of their 6-year contract.  

National Guard members who apply for the Tuition Assistance Program must submit their application through their unit. 

Dependents or Spouses of 100% Disabled or Deceased Veterans apply for educational assistance by filling out a Department of Veterans Affairs Form 22-5490.

Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has authorized each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. This money is normally paid directly to the college by the individual services. Please contact your education office or unit or visit these sites for more information.

Need More Information

Department of Veterans Affairs

For more information on any VA educational benefit you may go to the internet site  For information on the many veteran services and other programs the VA offers, you may go to their web site at

To access the VA's veterans Information Portal please go to .

Missouri Department of Higher Education

For information on Missouri Department of Higher Education veterans' educational programs you may go to the internet site

 Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

Click on this link for information on DANTES


Scholarships For Veterans/Active Duty

Air Force Aid Society Merit Scholarship

Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation





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