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Veterans' Dependents Educational Benefits-Maine

Eligibility: Children or spouses of Maine resident veterans who were killed in action or who died from a service-connected disability; or who are totally and permanently disabled as a result of service; or who are listed as missing in action, detained or interned by a foreign gov/power. Children must be high school graduates and at least 16 years of age. Spouses may not be divorced or remarried (if widowed).

Scholarship Amount: Amount awarded is tuition waiver to any State of Maine supported institution for higher learning. Qualifying dependents are eligible for tuition waiver benefits as defined in Title 37B, Chapter 7, Section 505(2) of the State of Maine Statutes.

How is this Awarded: Benefits under this program include waiver of tuition and related fees for qualified dependents of certain disabled or deceased veterans. Schools covered under this program include the University of Maine System, Maine Community Colleges and Maine Maritime Academy.

Application Process:

Student must attend a State of Maine state-supported postsecondary school.

Student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov AND submit a Veterans’ Dependents Educational Benefits Program Application. Download a detailed informational brochure and application from Maine Veterans Services.

Note:  Students must maintain at least a 2.0 or “C” grade point average to continue receiving educational benefits. If a student’s grade point average falls below 2.0 or a “C”, the student has one semester to bring the grade point average up to at least a 2.0 or a “C”.

When Can I Apply: Any time

Deadline Description: Children of veterans must apply prior to their 22nd birthday. There is no deadline for spouses.

Eligibility Codes:
Enrolled in College
High School
Returning to School

Nonspecific to course of study