Veterans Educational Benefits and Services

New Veteran Students

If you will be starting classes at Lake Superior State University for the first time in a future semester and have not used GI Bill® Educational benefits before at any institution of higher learning.

Transfer Veteran Students

If you will be starting classes at Lake Superior State University for the first time in a future semester and have used GI Bill® Educational benefits before at any institution of higher learning.

Educational Benefits

GI Bill® Educational Benefits

The links below provide information about Veterans educational benefits. For more information regarding individual eligibility for these and other educational benefits, please contact the VA Educational Hotline at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the website at gibill.va.gov. LSSU’s VA Certifying Official cannot determine a veteran’s eligibility for benefits.

Coast Guard Members

Please contact Aaron Jenkins at aaron.j.jenkins@uscg.mil or (906) 635-3206. Additional information is found at: https://www.uscg.mil/d9/sectSaultSteMarie/ESO.asp

Additional Resources

Transferability of Educational Benefits Summary
The information sheet associated with this link briefly outlines eligibility and how to transfer educational benefits to dependents and/or spouses.
W.A.V.E. – Verify Monthly Enrollment
Once classes begin, Chapter 30 and/or Selected Reserves (1606) students must confirm enrollment on/or after the last day of each month. This link connects with Veteran’s Affairs ‘WAVE’ (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment).
Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF)
This is a program used when an unforeseen situation has caused a temporary financial emergency or hardship that a grant, if approved, would resolve and the applicant can show that they will be able to meet future expenses.
Department of Talent and Economic Development – Douglas Robinson, GCDF, Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialist & Veterans’ Employment Services   Phone: 989-732-3886 EXT. 4234 or email robinsond15@michigan.gov
Chippewa County Department of Veteran Affairs
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA)
Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VFW
American Legion
American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America

National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, St. Louis
For a Military Veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased, former member of the military to order a copy of military records. These records may include: a DD214-using Standard Form 180 or obtain essential military records of a deceased next-of-kin for potential Chapter 35 students.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Chapter 36 – Education and Career Counseling program offers a great opportunity for transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible family members to get personalized counseling and support to guide their career paths, ensure most effective use of their VA Education benefits, and achieve their goals. Their Fact Sheet outlines the benefit and the 28-8832 Educational/Vocational Counseling Application will start the process. For additional questions or help, contact the VA by calling the nationwide toll free number, 1-800-827-1000.

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

VA Certifying Officials

Katie Kelsey                                                                                 Nicole Parker, M.S.
Coordinator of Semester Course Schedule &                        Assistant Registrar/VA Certifying Official
International Student Compliance                                          (906) 635-2696
(906)635-2613                                                                             nparker@lssu.edu
kkelsey@lssu.edu