Veterans' Educational Benefits

U.S. military veterans may be eligible for various benefits through the G.I. Bill.  See the Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information. Please note that the College of Law does not currently participate in the Yellow Ribbon program.  You can find additional information about activating benefits at

Direct Deposit Direct deposit is available for MGIB-Active Duty and Selected Reserve. For more information, please contact the VA Direct Deposit Center at 1-877-838-2778 or speak with an Education Case Manager at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551). You can also visit the WAVE application website to sign up for direct deposit using the direct deposit form. Direct Deposit is not currently available for Chapter 35 recipients

Dropping a Course If you drop a course during the semester/term, the VA may consider the drop retroactive to the start of the semester/course. If dropping classes changes your enrollment status, an overpayment situation may occur. All drops are reported to the VA by the Office of Financial Aid.

Self Verification of Enrollment Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 recipients must complete a Student Verification of Enrollment on the last day of the month or the first day for the previous month. You will need to sign on the WAVE system to complete verification.

For more information about veterans' benefits at MSU College of Law and to request certification, contact John Garcia, Financial Aid Director, at or 517-432-6810.

For services including educational/vocational counseling for veterans and eligible dependents contact the Ingham County Veterans Affairs Office, 5303 S. Cedar, Lansing, 887-4331.

You may also find information for Michigan veterans, including the MINGSTAP program, at the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

MSU (which is a separate campus for financial aid and other purposes) also has a Student Veteran Website at

Students receiving academic, tuition-specific scholarships from the College of Law should be aware that these funds will likely impact the amount of benefits paid to them.