Lake Michigan College is recognized as a gold-level institution by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Gold-level colleges provide the highest number of veteran-friendly services.
Explore these services and opportunities provided by Lake Michigan College to veterans below. Thank you for your service!
LMC's VA Specialist, Linda Pliml is available to help veterans and their qualifying dependents navigate the process of enrolling and succeeding in college. You can reach her at (269) 927-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the education benefits you've earned through the GI Bill
All potential recipients of Department of Veterans’ Affairs educational benefits, whether full-time or part-time, must apply formally for admission to Lake Michigan College. Interested individuals must meet with the Certifying Official, with their discharge documents, to apply for VA education benefits. For more information, contact the certifying official for VA educational benefits in room A-216 on the Benton Harbor Campus or call (269) 927-6181.
Veterans' Educational Benefits
Veterans' Assistance Fund
The Veterans Education Assistance Fund (VEAF) is designed to provide critical financial support for men and women who served as members of the U.S. Armed Forces and who have enrolled at Lake Michigan College. Priority in selection for recipients is reserved for those who, because of special circumstances, need extra financial support beyond that provided by the G.I. Bill.
The fund is intended to recognize that those who have so bravely served our country, often have limited resources, minimal support and are in financial stress particularly during the transition from active duty to civilian life. The Veterans Education Assistance Fund is intended to provide a safety net to veterans continuing their education at Lake Michigan College, meeting their unique needs and assisting them to complete their chosen academic programs.
Other Benefits for Veterans at LMC
- Priority Class Registration - Veterans are able to register the Friday before the published first day of registration each semester.
- Liberty Hall - Liberty Hall is a resource room and study space located in room D-120 on the Napier Avenue Campus dedicated to students currently serving in the armed forces and student veterans of the armed forces. The room has computers, a printer, TV, couch, microwave, and refrigerator. Contact Veterans’ Affairs at (269) 927-6181 for information about access to Liberty Hall.
- LMC celebrates our Veterans! We provide special recognition at graduation and observe Veteran's Day.
- The Mendel Center offers veterans and those in active military a $6 per-ticket discount to Mainstage performances and provides sponsor support to the annual Lest We Forget Veterans' Day concert.