The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved Maine Media College’s Professional Certificate Program and MFA degree program as education programs for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Military personnel seeking training in the fields of filmmaking, photography, and multimedia may now apply for tuition assistance for their education at MMC through the VA.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill (also known as chapter 33 benefits) became effective August 1, 2009 and according to the VA website, is “the most comprehensive education benefit package since the original GI Bill was signed into law in 1944”. Veterans who performed active service duty after September 10, 2001, as well as current military members and eligible dependents, may be considered for the new benefits, which vary depending on term of service and other factors but can cover a significant portion of tuition, fees and books as well as a housing allowance.
"We are looking forward to welcoming even more students from the armed services to our campus," says MMC Dean Elizabeth Greenberg, "these programs are ideal for those looking to either make a career change to the media arts or to fulfill a the goal of achieving an MFA."
MMC Admissions Information
Registration for the 2011 - 2012 Professional Certificate program is open now. Applications for the MFA program are accepted on a rolling basis. For complete information visit the MMC website.