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Midwest Institute offers Active, Reserve, and Veteran military personnel living in the St. Louis area the opportunity to gain a career-focused education for that next step into the future. Midwest Institute will assist you from the beginning to meet your career goals and help you succeed.
Midwest Institute is a recognized and approved listed college by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to provide educational opportunities to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
*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 https://www.benefits.va.
Please visit the links below to learn which benefits you qualify for as a Veteran or Veteran’s Dependent:
Montgomery GI Bill®
The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. MGIB® encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30) and the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Under Chapter 1606, a reservist must be actively drilling and have a 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible.
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)
- You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:
- A veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.
- A veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
- A servicemember missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
- A servicemember forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
- A servicemember who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. This change is effective December 23, 2006.
The Post-9/11 GI-Bill®
Did you know as a United States Veteran, you can use your Post-9/11 GI-Bill® for career training in non-degree programs?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
Veterans Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
The federal shopping sheet was created to help students compare college costs prior to enrollment. You must apply for financial aid in order to receive a shopping sheet like the one below. Data will only appear if you have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) AND have a completed financial aid file showing Title IV eligibility. Veteran -related benefits are not included on the Shopping Sheet because the amounts cannot be determined until you have applied to the Veterans Administration and received a Certificate of Eligibility.
Below is an example of the Shopping Sheet that will be customized for you, once you are accepted to Midwest Institute, based on the information you submit on your FAFSA. The cost of attendance and the financial aid award amounts are the maximum provided students. The Shopping Sheets also do not reflect any VA benefits since the amount received is dependent upon the benefit type being used.
VA Shopping Sheet FAQs
What is the Financial Aid VA Shopping Sheet?
The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool Midwest Institute is using to notify students who file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are using Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits. It is a standardized form that simplifies the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can make informed decisions.
Will all veteran students have access to the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet?
Only students who file a FAFSA and indicate that they are using VA Education Benefits will have access to the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet.
What is the Estimated Cost of Attendance?
The estimated cost of attendance (COA) is intended to provide you with an idea of what it will cost you to attend Midwest Institute as a full-time student. The Cost of Attendance includes an estimated budget amount for tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses. Your own expenses will vary depending on a variety of factors, including enrollment, housing and lifestyle choices.
What is the difference between the financial and shopping sheet and the award notification?
Midwest Institute makes every effort to provide each financial aid recipient with an award notification that is clear and complete. Since colleges and universities use many different formats for their award notifications, students may find it difficult to compare the financial aid offers from various schools. The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a standardized form used by schools.
What awards will appear on my financial aid shopping sheet?
Your eligibility for federal grants (including the Federal Pell Grant), and Federal Direct Student Loans will appear on the Shopping Sheet
Please note that while the Shopping Sheet will indicate the maximum amount of federal loans for which you may be eligible, you are strongly encouraged to postpone borrowing student loans until you know the amount of your other financial aid awards. Many students at Midwest Institute find it unnecessary to take on student loan debt, and are able to cover their expenses using their grant and veterans assistance. If you must borrow, we encourage you to borrow only the amount you really need in order to minimize your long-term debt.
*Veteran -related benefits are not included on the Shopping Sheet because the amounts cannot be determined until you have applied to the Veterans Administration and received a Certificate of Eligibility
What are the “Net Costs” on the Shopping Sheet?
The net cost on the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet reflects a calculation showing the estimated cost of attendance minus the total aid awarded to you based on your eligibility after the filing the FAFSA. It does not reflect the amount which you are responsible to pay after your VA educational benefits are applied and it does not factor in personal choices that may increase or reduce your actual cost of attendance.
When will I receive my shopping sheet?
An individualized copy of the Shopping Sheet will be provided to military/veteran students at the time they receive their estimated financial award package.
Midwest Institute is committed to using the College Financing Plan (Shopping Sheet) to provide all prospective veteran and service members, with a personalized Shopping Sheet that contains standardized information describing the cost of attending and the federal and state financial aid available.
The costs listed are subject to change.
The financial aid listed is contingent upon meeting all eligibility requirements and may also change if you change start date or drop.
In order to assist prospective students, Midwest Institute is part of The College Scorecard system. This tool allows those who wish to attend Midwest Institute to view a breakdown of the typical cost of attendance, graduation rate, student loan default rate and the amount families typically borrow in Federal loans to support a student’s undergraduate degree.
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Midwest Institute is also part of the College Navigator which further breaks down information on various schools. This website includes detailed descriptions on tuition, fees, graduation rate, retention rate and many other useful tools for making a decision on where to attend school. Visit the National Center for Education Statistics website to view Midwest Institute’s profile.
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Please call one of our Admissions Counselors today to help guide you through this process and get you started in your new career!
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