Post 9 /11 GI Bill approved for for MITAGS-PMI C/M/Master and AB to Mate programs

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and
Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), announces
that the Post 9/11 GI Bill has been approved by congress to now pay up to
$17,500.00 towards the Chief Mate / Master license upgrade courses and the
AB to Mate original license program for all eligible veterans.
This improvement to the Post 9/11 GI Bill’s education benefit is a significant
benefit upgrade for our veterans. They are now able to further their maritime
career and training requirements without incurring the major expense.
Veterans will be able to start using this benefit effective October 1st, 2011.
MITAGS and PMI campuses offer all required training for original licenses and
upgrade to Chief Mate and Master. “Our courses are scheduled to benefit the
mariner with most classes offered at least four times a year. Courses can be
taken in a demanding compact schedule or scheduled over a longer time to
allow the mariner to upgrade their licenses without missing any work”.
The MITAGS and PMI are open campus’ dedicated to the education and training
of all mariners. For additional information, please contact Mr. Victor Tufts,
Student Services Coordinator, at 443-989-3531 or via e-mail at You may also visit the MITAGS website at