Gov. Whitmer Supports MINGSTAP Benefit Transfer To Spouses
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her support for spouses of eligible service members to receive Michigan National Guard Tuition Assistance Program benefits.
The announcement came during the 2021 Memorial Pass in Review Ceremony at Camp Grayling Maneuver Training Center.
MINGSTAP is a state-funded tuition assistance program that pays for the tuition cost and eligible fees of Michigan National Guard service members.
“The nearly 11,000 members of the Michigan National Guard repeatedly step up to serve our state admirably through times of crisis and we want to ensure that they, along with their spouses, have access to the state-funded tuition assistance benefits they have earned,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Legislation needs to be passed and signed into law before service members are allowed to transfer their MINGSTAP benefits.
Gov. Whitmer and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs have partnered with state Representative Joe Tate on this initiative and will be working with him to move this bill forward.