Education Programs for Veterans and Family Members

Maine is fortunate to have a robust network of programs that accept GI Bill benefits, you can go to our Resources page and click on "Education" to find the programs nearest you and/or to see what is available in Maine for the apprenticeship, technical program, or higher education degree that interests you most.

If you are interested in pursuing a program in Maine that is currently not approved for GI Bill benefits, please contact the Maine State Approving Agency to determine whether an approval is in process or a new approval could be completed.

There are also a number of state and federal programs that can help pay for the education of veterans and their family members. Maine offers the Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits program, a 100% tuition and fee waiver for spouses and dependents of veterans who have a 100% permanent and total service-connected disability or who meet other eligibility requirements, such as being killed in action. This program applies to schools in the University of Maine System, Maine Community Colleges, and Maine Maritime Academy.

Federally, the VA offers a range of programs for veterans, as well as Reserve and Guard members. For more information on all of these programs, please visit the Education section on our Benefits page.