For Veterans

Separating from the military is a big step – you’ve spent a career serving us – now let GLBBS serve you.

Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Student Services Office will help you make the transition from military to civilian life.  We will connect you to the Veterans resources and benefits that are available to you, regardless of whether you have completed your service or are still actively serving our country.

GLBBS can help you make the most of the skills that you’ve acquired during your time in the service by building on them in a low-pressure, hands-on environment.

You may be eligible to receive benefits through one or more of the following educational programs:

If you are the type of person that. . .

  • isn’t afraid of hard work and getting a little dirty
  • enjoys and finds reward in building things with your hands
  • understands the value of reaching a goal
  • is able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • demonstrates a willingness to learn and attention to detail

    . . .then let us help prepare you for a career in the maritime industry and the civilian world.  

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Payment Rates for the 2016 Academic Year (August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017)

Tuition: Up to $21,970.46/academic year – GLBBS tuition = $13,000/year
Monthly Housing Allowance (E-5 with dependents): $978/month for zipcode 49719
Books/Supplies Stipend: Up to $1,000 annually

You may also qualify for a Rural Benefit if you currently reside in a county with 6 persons or less/square mile (as determined by the most recent decennial census) and either: 1.) physically relocate at least 500 miles to attend an educational institution OR 2.) travel by air to physically attend an educational institution if no other land-based transportation exists

For more payment rate information click here.

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What People Say

The staff is kind & helpful and my teacher was so knowledgable about boat building. It was one of the highlights of my LIFE!

TI Thorn, Student

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