Veterans Services

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The University of Southern Maine is currently waiving our application fee for military veterans and is pleased to offer in-state tuition rates to all U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers, regardless of state of residency.  

One of the following documents is necessary for eligibility: VA Certificate of Eligibility, DD-214 (Honorable Discharge), or a Military ID/CAC.

Learn about our online programs at http://usm.maine.edu/online

Thank you for your service!

Veterans Services at the University of Southern Maine (USM) serves veterans, servicemembers, and their families, who are accessing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits, often referred to as the GI Bill. Services are provided on all three campuses (Portland, Gorham and Lewiston/Auburn).

USM is a military-friendly campus and a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  USM is also a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC).

There are multiple chapters of the GI Bill and navigating the benefits process can be confusing. Transitioning from combat to the classroom can be a challenge, and USM Veterans Services is here to help.

Student soldier with books

For a complete walk-through of how to use your military benefits to attend school at USM, check out our Educational Benefits page.

Explore campus & community Resources for Veterans, Servicemembers, & Family Members on our Services page.

Keep up-to-date with News and Events.

Use the Quick Links & Resources links in the right-hand column to get you where you need to go.

Need to Certify your courses, or to Drop/Add courses to your Certification? Use these forms to Request Certification or to Update your Certification (Drop/Add).

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