Michigan Army or Air National Guard members receiving Montgomery GI Bill® benefits (Chapter 33, Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 or Chapter 1607) may be eligible for the NMU Michigan Army and Air National Guard Grant.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be admitted to a degree-granting program at NMU
  • Michigan resident for one year prior to the 1st of July before the start of the academic year
  • A member of the Michigan Army or Air National Guard and receiving Montgomery GI Bill® Education Benefits under Chapter 33, Chapter 30, Chapter 1606, or Chapter 1607
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at NMU
  • Not in default on any prior student loans

Application Deadline

No later than the first day of classes each semester


Up to 45% of tuition, University fee, and student activity fee.  This grant does not cover the cost of tuition for courses that are repeated, this includes withdrawals.  The total of all tuition assistance programs (including Chapter 33-Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Army Continuing Education System [ACES], Michigan Nation Guard State Tuition Assistance Program [MING-STAP], Indian Tuition Waiver, Tuition Incentive Program, NMU Faculty/Staff/Dependent Tuition Waivers, Police Academy Scholarship, etc.) may not exceed the tuition, University fee, and student activity fee cost of NMU.  If this situation should occur, the amount of the National Guard Grant for tuition and mandatory fees or your Chapter 33 tuition and fees payment will be reduced.

The National Guard Grant will be affected if the student receives the NMU ROTC Room/Board Scholarship.  Acceptance of the NMU ROTC Room/Board Scholarship overrides eligibility for any other NMU-funded scholarships/grants.



GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill .