Our guide covers three of the most critical issues for students:

  • A handpicked list of 70+ scholarships for veterans and active duty service members
  • How to fill out FAFSA as a veteran and maximize your federal financial aid package
  • A breakdown of the most common benefits available to veterans

Members of the military may struggle with debt and personal finances. Your bills may have piled up while you were deployed, or you may be facing unemployment without a good education or other safety net to fall back on. Fortunately, we can help you discover programs and tools to help you control your finances.

Substance use disorders and substance abuse are fairly common among those who have served in the military. There are a number of factors that contribute to this issue, with a big one being the often lax or pro-drug culture many people in the military find themselves immersed in.

Our goal is to reach veterans and their families who have been affected by mesothelioma and connect them to our website which offers free veteran specific resources and support. 1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, since 2004 over 5,000 veterans have died from mesothelioma. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. A large part of our mission is to help spread awareness to veterans and their families.

Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are entitled to disability compensation, pension and/or medical benefits through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for compensation from the VA. Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.

Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home. Programs and services offered include food assistance, financial assistance, essential home items, etc.

Rebootcamp is the one-stop interactive site for service members and veterans who want to improve their prospects with a degree, a new career or a startup business. It is a section of the Military Times sites (including Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air Force Times) and a destination unto itself at Rebootcamp.com.

Rehab Spot serves as a critical source of information on addiction and recovery for veterans who are struggling with substance abuse disorders as well as PTSD, and other co-occurring mental health conditions. This site is focused on educating veterans on the treatment process: from selection, to what one can expect during treatment, to entering back into a healthy and more fulfilling life after the program ends.

Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free

For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

In the United States, members of the military may be subject to specific tax filing and payment rules that don't affect most taxpayers. While some of these allowances are established at the federal level, others depend on the individual's state of residence, whether they serve in an active combat zone and similar factors. Here, you will find a simple breakdown of what to expect when filing taxes as a member of the Armed Forces.


Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) and Mott Community College have a standing working relationship designed to provide employment support services and access to state job services. For more information on the DLEG please visit https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94422_95539_98962---,00.html.

Provides resources such as emergent services to veterans struggling to make ends meet. The office is located at 1101 Beach St. Flint, MI 48502; phone number: (810) 257 — 3068.

Services include:
  • Emergent Services
  • VA Home Loans
  • Compensation Appeals
  • Burial Benefits

The Michigan DMVA provides resources to Michigan veterans to include:

  • Family Assistance
  • Emergency Grants
  • Career Counseling and Job Search
  • Federal Benefits
  • Financial Assistance
  • Education and Training
  • Healthcare Resources

Provides state military retirement benefit to former members of the Michigan National Guard (Army or Air).

Employment, Education, Healthcare, Quality of Life and Veterans Homes.

The Vet Center welcomes home war Veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner. We assist Veterans and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment. The Vet Center Welcomes You With: Readjustment Counseling, VA Benefits Assistance, Marriage and Family Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Assistance, Employment Counseling, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counseling, Sexual Trauma Counseling/Referral. 4048 Bay Road Saginaw, Michigan 48603 Phone: 989-321-4650


Virtual gateway for all eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers. In addition to Tuition Assistance, Soldiers can manage their education records including college classes, testing, on-duty classes and Army Education Counselor support.

The Center assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA.

The female population in the military is growing! Get information about education, compensation, pensions, healthcare, and more!

Do you need a copy of your DD214 or another document pertaining to your military records? Follow this link to fill out the request form.

Request for Military Transcripts:

Military members in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard who are active duty, reserve duty or veterans are eligible for the Joint Service Transcript. Visit the registration webpage to obtain and access your Joint Service Transcript and follow these steps:

  • Register for an account.
  • Follow the "Transcripts" link and view, print or save your unofficial transcripts.
  • You can also click on "Official Transcript Request" and complete the form to have your official transcripts sent to your desired institution at no cost. Air Force members should contact the Community College of the Air Force for transcripts. You can order an official transcript through the Air University or the CCAF Online Transcript System.

Transcripts need to be requested from the military service branch and sent directly to:

  • Mott Community College
  • Attn: Records Department
  • 1401 E. Court St
  • Flint, MI 48503

If you are interested in applying for a VA loan please follow the link or visit https://www.valoans.com/ for more information.

Veterans and currently serving may request important service documents such as their DD Form 214.

Veterans On-Line Application is available for veterans to apply for benefits such as pension, education and health care. The development of this website has resulted in faster processing times for benefits.

This web site provides information on health care services available to women Veterans, including comprehensive primary care as well as specialty care such as reproductive services, rehabilitation, mental health, and treatment for military sexual trauma.