15 Military Friendly Colleges in Maine

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Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Maine

There are many military friendly colleges in Maine. According to the VA, in 2017, 66 Maine schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 1,864 students totaling over $11 million dollars.

There are six active programs offering benefits for veterans’ education. If eligible, all of these may be used to help fund a college education.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (MGIB-AD)
  • Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

 

The most-used benefit program is the Post 9/11 GI Bill. At Maine colleges, 70% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Maine colleges
Post 9 / 112,006
MGIB – AD43
MIGB – SR199
REAP2
DEA606
VEAP0

 

15 Military Friendly Colleges in Maine for 2020

These 15 military friendly colleges in Maine are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in the 2017 / 2018 school year. All of the data cited from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these schools take part in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the colleges and the VA pay the tuition and mandatory fees not paid for by the GI Bill.

1University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth St | Portland, ME 04103


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.92M

The first military friendly colleges in Maine is University of Southern Maine (USM. It has over 250 students who get GI Bill benefits. USM’s Veterans Services is an on-campus resource for veterans, service members, and their families. The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is an inviting space where veterans can learn more about resources both on and off campus. And, you could join the Husky Vets, the school’s Student Veterans of America chapter. They plan social events, attend conferences, and raise awareness of veterans on campus.

USM participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 35 undergraduate students up to $6500 each, per year. And, 5 graduate students get up to $2000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. Retention rates for students who get military benefits are 81% for full time and 83% for part time attendees.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,627
Grad: $7,914

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 194
Grad: 32

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 69%
Part Time: 47%

2 University of Maine
168 College Ave | Orono, ME 04469


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.77M

University of Maine is home to the Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Center. The VETS Center serves student veterans as they apply to, attend, and advance beyond UMaine. Plus, its Associate Director acts as a liaison between the student veteran and campus resources. This helps ensure student veterans’ unique needs are addressed. 

UMaine participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 13 undergraduate students up to $8,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 88%. And, the rate for part time students is 33%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,225
Grad: $4,935

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 183
Grad: 17

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 74%
Part Time: 56%

 

3Husson University


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.99M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,532
Grad: $14,434

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 64
Grad: 18

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 67%

 

4University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Dr | Augusta, ME 04330


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.64M

University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) has educated veterans and military personnel since its founding in 1965. The school has a state-of-the-art Veteran Academic Center on campus.

UMA participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 18 undergraduate students up to $5,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rates for full time students who get military benefits is 85%. And, the rate for part time students is 75%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,252
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 123
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 61%
Part Time: 41%

5Unity College
90 Quaker Hill Rd | Unity, ME 04988


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.55M

Unity College has been educating servicemen and women for over 50 years. The school offers a special military rate for active duty, veterans, spouses, and dependents.

Unity participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 3 undergraduates up to $2,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,983
Grad: $6,233

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 30
Grad: 8

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 69%
Part Time: 17%

6Southern Maine Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.44M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,392
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 184
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 57%
Part Time: 47%

7University of Maine at Farmington
224 Main St | Farmington, ME 04938


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.15M

University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) has a wide range of courses and degree programs for military connected students. And, the school is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

UMF participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergraduate students up to $4,000 each, per year. And, an unlimited number of graduate students get up to $4,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,957
Grad: $3,545

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 22
Grad: 1

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 100%

8Maine College of Art


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.14M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $24,786
Grad: $10,490

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 5
Grad: 2

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 64%
Part Time: 100%

9Eastern Maine Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.13M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,370
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 59
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 59%
Part Time: 29%

10Central Maine Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.11M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,200
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 52
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 57%
Part Time: 33%

11Northeast Technical Institute


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.1M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,113
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 26
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 85%
Part Time: 75%

12Kennebec Valley Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.08M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,563
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 33
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 83%
Part Time: 47%

13Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.07M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,798
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 9
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 85%

14University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main St | Presque Isle, ME 04769


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.06M

University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) thanks veterans and their family members for their service. UMPI’s Veterans Services is an on-campus resource for veterans, service members, and their families. Plus, the school is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).

UMPI participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 10 undergraduate students up to $2,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,567
Grad: N/A

# of Students

Undergrad: 15
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 63%
Part Time: 60%

15Northern Maine Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.05M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,650
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 16
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 55%
Part Time: 30%

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