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VA Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

We're proud to support veterans and military students by providing an affordable education. We're here assist you in determining which programs will work best for your financial needs, and we can help you complete and submit the paperwork.

Your GRCC Financing Plan

GRCC's Online Center provides current students with an explanation of costs and available financial aid. Please note that VA/military tuition assistance benefits will not appear on the College Financing Plan.

To view your financing plan:

  1. Go to your Online Center
  2. Select View Financial Aid
  3. Choose the appropriate year
  4. Select College Financing Plan

Tuition Assistance

Students interested in using Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits must speak with and coordinate their benefits with their education advisor, military counselor, ESO or service branch. For more information regarding the TA and how to apply, please visit

GRCC does not offer or accept any reward or remuneration from a secondary school, college, university, agency or organization for placement or recruitment of military students. GRCC does not make unsolicited recruitment calls to students or service members. Prospective students who have initiated interest with Grand Rapids Community College may receive phone call, text, or email outreach but may ask to be added to a do not contact list.

Military Service Education Portals and TA Information


Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

Veterans Service Organization Scholarships

The following organizations offer scholarships to active duty military, veterans, and/or their families:

Other Scholarships and Grant Opportunities

What you need to know about your federal student loan benefits

Federal Tuition Assistance (through your military branch)

Students seeking this benefit should visit with our Certifying Official prior to submitting their request for approval in order to correctly calculate tuition rates.

See GRCC's Withdrawal and Return of FTA Funds Policy.

State of Michigan Tuition Assistance for Guard

If you have questions about MING STAP (Michigan National Guard Student Tuition Assistance Program), visit the Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs website.

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