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Military & Veterans Services

As military personnel transition to civilian life and become students, assistance is available for navigating these changes and challenges. Let us help you with researching financial options, applying for education benefits, and determining the next steps in your career.

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Access Military & Veterans Resources at WSCC

Assistance for choosing a school, researching college affordability, applying for education benefits and career guidance can be found at the Veterans Administration website: www.gibill.va.gov

WSCC provides career guidance through the Student’s Resource Center and an appointment may be scheduled by calling Student Services at (231) 843-5510.

Veterans of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and National Guard interested in pursuing credit for military training should request a transcript of their service.

Veterans of the Air Force interested in pursuing credit for military training should request a transcript of their service.

Additional assistance may be needed for:

Financial Matters
Emergency Assistance
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Veteran's Benefits

Veterans Educational Benefits are available to veterans, service persons, reservists and spouses or dependent of qualified veterans. Eligible students apply online at the Veterans Administration Website. Have available a DD214 and banking information. Students also need to:

  • Meet with the WSCC Financial Aid Director/VA Certifying Official.
  • Provide the office with a copy of Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Meet requirements of WSCC Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).
  • Make payment arrangements or apply for financial aid if tuition and fees are not covered by the Veterans Administration.

www.GIBILL.va.gov (Official source for VA Education Benefits & Application)

Active Military

Service members eligible for Military Tuition Assistance are recommended to communicate with the Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling.

Financial Aid

Veterans are also eligible to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to review options for additional funding.

For information regarding the types of financial aid available, please click here.

For information regarding the financial aid process, including timeline, please click here.

To submit you FAFSA application, go to: www.FAFSA.gov (When you apply, use WSCC’s Title IV school code: 007950)

Cost of Attendance


Contact Certifying Officials

  • By Phone: 231-843-5510 and choose “Financial Aid”
  • By Email: military@westshore.edu
  • Or stop in and visit us at the Schoenherr Campus Center in Student Services

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