Lake Michigan College is recognized as a silver-level institution by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Silver-level colleges provide a high number of veteran-friendly services.
Explore the services, support and opportunities provided by Lake Michigan College to veterans below. Thank you for your service!
LMC's VA Specialist, Becky French, is available to help veterans and their qualifying dependents navigate the process of enrolling and succeeding in college. You can reach her at (269) 927-8749 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you fully connected to all of your earned benefits? Call 1-800-MICH-VET for a free benefits consultation.
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 should apply for their benefits online and contact the Certifying Official once they receive their certificate of eligibility. For more information contact the VA Certifying Official by email at email@example.com or call (269) 927-8749.
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.
Veterans' Educational Benefits
Veterans' Education 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.
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 C-300 on the Benton Harbor 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) 927-8749 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.
Other Resources for Veterans
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 Press 1
The crisis line provides free confidential crisis support for veterans and their loved ones 365 days a year 24/7. You do not have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. The line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency's veteran-friendly employer page is a good resource for veterans looking for employment.