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Veterans Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid is something to consider in conjunction with your GI Bill . This can be done by completing a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Many students think that this isn't necessary because they have GI Bill benefits, but there are grants and scholarships available which don't need to be paid back and don't go against the VA Education Benefits. Grants are need-based awards determined by income and cost of living.

Military Specific Scholarships

The following list only represents some of the more commonly received scholarships by Veteran students and does not cover all available scholarships. For specific information on scholarships you should contact the agency responsible for the scholarship.

American Legion
AM Vets
Army Scholarship Foundation
Freedom Alliance
Horatio Alger Scholarship (for Iraq and Afghanistan vets)
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Marine Corps League Foundation
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Navy/Marine Relief Society
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Veterans United Foundation
Women Marine Association

CCAC Student Scholarships

GED Scholarship Program

Scholarship Search Sites

College Board.org
Fastweb.com
Cappex.com

Important Notes

Make sure you fill out your FAFSA each year after taxes and visit CCAC's MVS office each semester to certify for your benefits.


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 Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill .