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Effective July 1, 2015

The President recently signed into law Public Law 113-146, Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”).  Section 702 of the Choice Act ensures covered individuals receiving Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill educational assistance (including recipients of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship and transferred entitlement), are exempt from tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students.

Effective October 1, 2013

Public Institutions of Higher Education – In–State Tuition for Military Veterans

Veterans, National Guard members and active duty service members residing or domiciled in Maryland will be eligible to pay in-state tuition at Maryland’s public institutions.

Maryland's House Bill 935 (HB0935, 2013) - mandates honorably discharged veterans, active duty service members, spouses of active duty members, financially dependent children of active duty members, and members of the National Guard will pay in-state tuition for courses at public institutions of higher education in Maryland.



Maryland's public institutions have made a commitment to establish a "One-Door" system so that student Veterans are able to connect to their educational and support needs through the establishment of a Veterans Office or designated staff person responsible for such coordination.  In addition to being the focal point on G.I. Bill Education Benefits and other veteran issues, this entity would identify and coordinate liaisons for services in key offices on campus (e.g., financial aid, admissions, academic advising) and off-campus (e.g. employment, behavioral health counseling, housing information).  Many of these institutions have implemented Student Veteran orientations and Student Veteran groups.  For more details contact ask for the Veteran Affairs Coordinator located at each institution.


The Veterans Full Employment Act provided MHEC with the opportunity to determine best practices and establish corresponding guidelines for effective and efficient awarding of academic credit for a student's military training, coursework, and education. These guidelines will provide for a uniform and consistent approach to awarding academic credit for military training, coursework and other education across Maryland’s colleges and universities. Many of our public institutions have policies regarding awarding academic credit for prior learning. If you are looking for specific information on whether academic credit can be awarded for a student's military training, coursework and education at public institutions of higher education in Maryland, please contact your institution.

The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation are dedicated to assisting recently discharged veterans and spouses of currently serving members of the United States Armed Forces, including active duty reservists and members of the National Guard obtain occupational and professional licenses in Maryland. For more details and contact information for Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)   click here.


GI Bill Recipients -  Have feedback about your school?

Military and veteran students and their family members who are utilizing their education benefits can now submit feedback on negative experiences with educational institutions while using their education benefits at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp . Tuition Assistance (TA) or Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarship recipients can submit feedback to the Postsecondary Education Complaint System.

Resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Educational and Vocational Counseling Services

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program
(Service-Connected Disabilities)

On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeship

G.I. Bill Licensing and Certification Test Cost Reimbursement

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (PDF)

State of Maryland

State of Maryland - Financial Assistance Programs & Applications

Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

Tuition Waiver for Maryland National Guard  

Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship

General Inquiries regarding Financial Aid 

General Inquiries regarding your Veterans Education Benefits - please email us at:

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Additional Resources for our Veterans within the State of Maryland
Veterans Dashboard of Maryland
Services for Veterans
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Behavioral Health Services & Outreach Maryland's Commitment to Veterans
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Workforce Development, Adult Learning, Occupational & Professional Licensing Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (DLLR)
List of Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVERs)
& Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Representatives (DVOPs) 
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
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