MPCC Veterans and Active Duty Military Support

Mid-Plains Community College proudly supports Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Dependents in achieving their educational goals.


Assistance with Veteran Educational Benefits

Erika Kampschnieder and Deb Cumming are your School Certifying Officers. They will provide assistance in determining your educational benefits and how to access them.

Erika Kampschnieder
School Certifying Official
North Platte, Broken Bow, & Valentine Campuses

Deb Cumming
School Certifying Official
McCook, Imperial, & Ogallala Campuses

Types of VA Educational Benefits

For information on benefits and eligibility visit VA Comparison Tool/Payment Rates.

Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
Typically for individuals who served at least 90 days active duty after 9/10/2001. Benefits tiered based on days of active service.  Pays tuition and fees directly to the institution.

Post-9/11 Transfer of Entitlement (Chapter 33)
For immediate family members of career service members.  Member must request approval to transfer benefits to eligible person then the student must apply through the VA to receive the benefits.  Tuition and fees payment made to the school.

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
For individuals who began active duty after 6/30/1985 and had pay reduced by $100 a month for the first 12 months. EFT payment made to students who must pay their bill with MPCC.

Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
For dependents of a member of the Armed Forces who died while on active duty  or as a result of a service-connected disability or is 100% disabled for a service-related reason. EFT payment made to students who must pay their bill with MPCC.

Montgomery GI Bill– Selected Reserve  (Chapter 1606)
For members actively participating in Select Reserve. Basic eligibility requires a 6-year obligation to serve. Benefits paid to reservist directly on a monthly basis.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
For active members of the Selected Reserve called to active duty  on or after 9/11/01 who served at least 90 consecutive days. Program ends 11/24/2019.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
For veterans with a disability rating. Contact Patricia Nelson ( for more information.

Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs Waiver of Tuition Program

Nebraska  residents qualifying for Chapter 35 Benefits may also qualify for  a tuition waiver that would pay for all tuition and fees.

Information on this program as well as the student portion of the application can be found at:
Nebraska Department of Veteran Services Waiver Tuition Program

In-state Tuition and Fees for U.S. Military Veterans

MPCC offers in-state tuition for veterans, their spouses, and legal dependents who currently reside or show intent to reside in Nebraska according to Board Policy 5130 and the Nebraska Statute 85-502 through 85-502.01.