Midwest Technical Institute is a Military & Veteran-Friendly School
At Midwest Technical Institute (MTI), we value the skills veterans learn during military service, including leadership, teamwork, attention-to-detail, and integrity. MTI has earned the 2022-23 Military Friendly® School designation and meets the Principles of Excellence criteria.
You can utilize veterans’ education benefits to learn a skill through any of MTI’s eligible MTI’s hands-on skilled trades training programs, such as welding, HVAC/R, medical assisting, dental assisting, and truck driving.
*Please note, MTI’s Springfield, IL Professional Truck Driving Program is not currently approved for VA benefits as of 1/18/2023.
All items listed below must be turned in to the Financial Aid office before benefits can be certified.
- Certificate of Eligibility
- MTI Prior Education form and applicable transcripts*
- Joint Service Transcripts**
Midwest Technical Institute will not take any of the four following actions toward any student using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veteran Readiness and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while their payment from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is pending to the educational institution:
- Prevent enrollment;
- Assess a late penalty fee;
- Require they secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
- Produce the VA’s Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
- Provide written request to be certified;
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
*One of the criteria for approval of any school for Veterans’ training is that it reviews prior credit and grant credit as appropriate to a VA student’s current program. This is found in Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 21.4253(d)(3) and 21.4254(C)(4). In essence, this requires every approved school to have and enforce a policy regarding transfer courses, credits, and previous experience; whenever a student initially enrolls, or changes programs a credit evaluation must be completed. VA will review credit evaluations during compliance surveys and credit evaluation records must be kept and made available to VA upon request. Schools should make every effort to obtain transcripts to comply with the requirement to evaluate and grant credit where appropriate; Military education and training should be evaluated for prior credit.
**Find information about the Military Joint Services Transcripts and how transcripts may be requested by current and former members of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy at their webpage. Current and former members of the Air Force can request transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Air Force personnel can obtain their transcript, even if they have not attended classes at the CCAF.
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 at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.