Veteran/Active Duty Student
"I have taken advantage of the veteran services at MTC. The process at MTC was a smooth, simple as it could be, process. Having been informed of everything available to me, even things I did not know about, was a happy surprise to me. From admission to financial aid, I was taken care of. I believe the staff here at MTC goes above and beyond the expected help. Working with VA to get my benefits squared away can be a very long, tiring process, but the financial aid department was persistent in getting me my benefits. Finally, I was recently contacted about sending my Army transcript in for possible credit. I didn't have to talk to anyone. I was contacted. Service like that just can't be beat. I am extremely happy with every single staff member I had to work with in order to start my education at MTC as a veteran.
As for advice to other veterans/service members not using their benefits, what are you waiting for?!? The feeling of serving my country and being able to get paid to go to school for it is amazing. Having deployed, I was eligible for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. Depending on how much time a veteran/service member spent on Active Duty, the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill could cover 100% of tuition. In addition to providing a monthly housing allowance at the pay grade of E5 with dependents. I am going to school full time, and being paid for it. That is the key point in utilizing my veteran education benefits. That, and I earned it."
Christopher Schofield, Army Reserve Sergeant, MTC Student
Marion Technical College would like to thank all veterans and active duty military personnel for their service to our country. Thank you!
Whether you’re a discharged veteran, still serving on active duty, or a member of the Guard and Reserve, you and your families are welcome at Marion Technical College. We have services to assist you in your transition from “soldier to student”:
As a veteran or active duty student, you have staff in the Office of Admission who will help you enroll at MTC. Call 740.389.4636 and ask for admission or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a VA Certifying Official on our Financial Aid staff who will assist you in utilizing your education benefits. Diane Mayne can be reached at 740-389-4636 x221 or email@example.com. Also, please visit our Veterans’ Benefits webpage to learn more about using your education benefits here at MTC.
Military Transfer Credit
As a veteran or active duty student, in his role as an SOC Academic Counselor, Professor Jim Funk will evaluate your military transcripts and experience in order to determine what will transfer in to MTC as college credit. You can reach Professor Funk by calling 740-389-4636 x230 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you’re looking for career counseling, resume development, interviewing skills, or job searching strategies, MTCWorks! is here to help. Let us assist you in building a career strategy by contacting Deb Murphy at (740) 389-4636 x317 or email@example.com.
We have a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) on staff to assist students with their mental health needs. Consultations with a counselor are confidential and available to students free of charge. For more information about counseling services at MTC, visit the Student Resource Center or contact the Director of the Student Resource Center, Mike Stuckey, at 740-389-4636 x271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MTC is committed to serving students with disabilities. The Student Resource Center at MTC functions as the College's Office of Students with Disabilities, and will advocate on students' behalf for reasonable accommodations as they relate to physical, mental, learning, and/or emotional disabilities. Veterans or active duty students with a disability are highly encouraged to meet with the Director of the Student Resource Center (SRC), Mike Stuckey, during the enrollment process. Mike can be reached at 740-389-4636 x271 or email@example.com.
"I am currently using my Post 9-11 GI bill and the process was actually pretty easy. I feel that Diane in the Financial Aid office is very knowledgeable of the VA information and will do anything to help you. The only advice that I would give to the other veterans is, don't forget to do the FAFSA website and see about getting the grants it will help you in the long run." - Christine Stoddard
Helpful Links for Veterans and Active Duty Students:
"I have used the Veteran Services at MTC and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The process was not hard. If you are not using your GI bill then you wasted your money paying into it for 2 yrs. GI bill is only good for 15 years if you don't use it, you lose it!" – Sarah Rick, Radiography Student