Marquette Central is the primary campus resource for help with state and federal veterans education benefits.  Assistance is available to eligible student veterans as well as active service members, dependents, reservists and National Guard members.

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Federal Veterans Education Programs

Claimant Responsibilities

Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) Compliance Statement

Credit for Military Education and Training

VA Education Benefits Resources

Marquette Resources

Other Resources


Federal Veterans Education Programs

  • Chapter 30:  Montgomery GI Bill®
  • Chapter 31:  Veterans Readiness and Employment
  • Chapter 33:  Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Chapter 35:  DEA (Dependent Education Assistance Program)
  • Chapter 1606:  Montgomery GI Bill®
  • REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Dependents)
  • Veterans Administration Tutoring Program

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Claimant Responsibilities

When using Veterans Benefits at Marquette University claimants are responsible for:

  • reviewing the Academic Advisement Report (as appropriate).
  • reviewing student registration responsibilities.
  • reviewing the latest correspondence received from the VA or the EBenefits Education Benefits tab to determine if the entitlement will cover the term(s) for which they want to submit a claim.
  • declaring a primary major after earning 60 cumulative undergraduate credits.  In accordance with VA guidelines, claims cannot be submitted if an undergraduate claimant has earned 60 cumulative credit hours and has yet to declare a primary major.
  • enrolling in ALL courses for which you want to submit a claim.  Students wait listed for a course are not enrolled in the course.
  • reviewing the courses enrolled in for the upcoming term.  In accordance with VA guidelines, courses completed with a passing grade (A-D) that do not require a higher grade to meet degree requirements cannot be reported to the VA if repeated
  • reviewing the courses enrolled in for the upcoming term.  In accordance with VA guidelines, individuals enrolled in courses that were initially built as distance learning courses will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) rates.
  • Please note:  enrollment will not be reported to the VA for the term until tuition and fees have been applied to the claimant's account.

Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) Compliance Statement

In compliance with the Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018, Marquette University (MU) will not impose any penalty, including but not limited to, the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, institutional facilities/resources, or require students to borrow additional funds for which interest or other charges are assessed, on any covered individual that is unable to meet financial obligations because of a delayed disbursement of funds from the Veterans Administration (VA) for tuition payment under Chapter 31 or 33.  Effective July 1, 2019.

A covered individual is any individual entitled to educational assistance for tuition payment under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits who has submitted to Marquette University:

  • A certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education (a "certificate of eligibility" can also include a "Statement of Benefits" obtained from the VA website - eBenefits, or a Tungsten PO Authorization for Chapter 31 claimants and 
  • MU's Application for Certification of VA Education Benefits to declare the Individual's intent to use the benefit for the given semester and
  • Payment for the remaining tuition and fees charges not covered by the anticipated VA tuition payment.

Credit for Military Education and Training

Marquette University is part of the Joint Commitment to Accept Student Military Transfer Credit sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU).  As outlined in that commitment, Marquette uses recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) to guide equivalency determinations for military education and training.  As with all transfer credit, the evaluation of military education and training does not guarantee credit will be awarded.  In the evaluation process, consideration is given to the applicability of the education and training to Marquette undergraduate programs as well as the documented breadth, depth and rigor of the learning objectives and experience.  Faculty in the disciplinary area most closely related to the education and training are the final authority on the award of credit.

Students should request to have their official Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript submitted to Marquette University as part of the application process for admission to the university.

Review established credit equivalency determinations:

If education and training courses do not appear in the links above, equivalency determinations have not been made.  Those determinations will be made through an evaluation process when a JST or CCAF transcript is received with the courses listed.


VA Education Benefits Resources

Marquette resources

Other resources

Students who need assistance with anything concerning VA education benefits should contact Marquette Central at 414-288-4000 and request to be connected to the first available VA School Certifying Official.