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Military and Veterans' Benefits

Montgomery College recognizes and appreciates the contributions and sacrifice that our students make as members of the military. We offer extensive military support services, and we can help you access a variety of financial aid and tuition assistance programs available for active duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, veterans, and dependents. 

Active Duty, Reservists, and Guardsmen

Active duty military personnel and their dependents are not subject to the three-month residency rule regarding tuition rates. Learn more about tuition rates and residency requirements for military members. The College also offers flexible withdrawal policies for any student called to active military duty via enlistment, activation, or deployment. 

Tuition Assistance Programs for Active Duty Service members: The application process, criteria for eligibility, obligated service, and restrictions differ.  

Maryland National Guard Half-Tuition Waiver: You are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver if you are a member of the Maryland National Guard with at least 24 months remaining to serve on the current enlistment of the member; OR an officer or warrant officer serving for a minimum of 24 months.


There are a variety of VA Education Benefit programs offered at Montgomery College, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. If you are unsure which chapter of benefits you should use, contact the VA at 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551).

To get started, follow the steps to process your VA education benefits and read the frequently asked questions


Students who are dependents (children and spouses) of military members may qualify for VA Education Benefits. Learn more about transferring GI Bill benefits and educational assistance for survivors and dependents and how to apply for these programs. 

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts: MyCAA gives military spouses up to $4,000 for education.

Contact Us

We encourage all military members to contact our VA coordinators and/or Combat 2 College program staff for help and support. 


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairsnew window.