2016_MFS_Logo_150x150The academic programs of study at Marian University are approved by the Wisconsin State Approving Agency (SAA) of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill®.  Before the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer), the School Certifying Official will certify only those students who are admitted to a degree or licensure program and who are making satisfactory progress as determined by College policy.  The Certification of Enrollment is necessary before educational benefit payments can be received.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Marian University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.  SOC, established in 1972, consists of national higher education associations and approximately 1,900 institutional members.  SOC Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students including those on active duty, Coast Guard personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and veterans of all Services.  As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures Servicemembers and their family members share in appropriately accredited postsecondary education opportunities available to other citizens.   Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of military students and their family members to higher education programs.  Marian University is proud to provide veterans and active duty military members with the necessary resources and support to assist with meeting their educational goals.

For more information on State Veterans Benefits, please visit http://dva.state.wi.us/default.asp.

Federal Benefits: 

Chapter 33 The Post-9/11 GI Bill® – Yellow Ribbon Program
By participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, tuition at Marian University will be fully funded, moreChapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 35 Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

FRY Scholarship
National Guard Tuition Grant

If requested, Marian University is required to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs with copies of grades and academic records to support certifications or to show failure to meet progress requirements without seeking prior approval of the individual veteran.

Credit Hour Certification Rules For Veterans:

Classification FT ¾ Time ½ Time Less 1/2 ¼ Time
Undergraduate – TRAD 12+ 9 – 11 6 – 8 4 – 5 1 – 3
Graduate Programs 9+ 6-8 3-5 2 1
Doctoral 6+ n/a 3 – 5

Licensure Programs may be approved for veterans’ benefits if and only if:

  • Credits are counted toward fulfillment of an approved degree program, or
  • Credits are required for permit or license to practice a profession by the State of Wisconsin, or
  • Credits are necessary to secure employment in a chosen occupational area.

Students are encouraged to look into financial aid since VA benefits may not cover all educational costs.  Benefit coverage depends on which educational assistance program the veteran applied for.

The Office of the Registrar, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 54935, is the certifying office for veterans’ benefits at Marian University.  The Registrar and the Assistant Registrar serve as contacts and Certifying Officials in VA benefit matters.  Please contact the Assistant Registrar at 920.923.8127 or dabarrett08@marianuniversity.edu .  The St. Louis VA Regional Office has a toll free number available for individual educational inquiries 1.888.442.4551.  The Fond du Lac County Veteran’s Service office is available for assistance and is located at 50 N. Portland, Fond du Lac, WI 54935, 920.929.3117.

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.