Veterans Administration

Veterans Educational Assistance

***Note: Veteran and eligible recipients may be required to provide DD214 Documentation if the Department of Veteran Affairs can not confirm that they are or will be a qualifying veteran.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers educational assistance to veterans who contributed towards their education while on active duty; and attend an eligible institution for Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits for all chapters of the GI Bill

The following VGCC veterans and eligible dependents may be eligible to receive Veterans Educational Assistance:

  • Veterans
  • Disabled Veterans that were discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability
  • Eligible Dependent: sons, daughters, wives, and husbands of deceased or totally and permanently disabled veterans whose death or disability occurred while in military service
  • Eligible Selective Reserves and the National Guard
  • Members of the Armed Forces must have entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985, and contributed toward their education under the Montgomery GI Bill

Veterans and eligible recipients enrolling in approved courses must:

  • Pursue the exact curriculum for your program listed in the VGCC catalog. To have classes certified outside of your program, you must present an In-Lieu of form to certifying official.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, attendance and conduct for continuing eligibility of payments.
  • Records of progress are kept by the College on veteran and non-veteran students alike. Progress records are furnished at the end of each scheduled school term and will be evaluated to determine student's eligibility status.
  • Benefits are based on the number of credit hours per term in which an individual is enrolled.
  • To maintain Veteran Educational Assistance, veterans and eligible recipients must be enrolled at least:
    • Full Time: 12 or more credit hour
    • 3/4 Time: 9-11 credit hours
    • 1/2 Time: 6-8 credit hours

 

Note: Summer term is considered an accelerated term; therefore, the enrollment status is calculated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is generally 8 credit hours. Veterans and eligible recipients, once dropped or withdrawn from class(es), normally are not eligible for VA education assistance for that entire term.

 

The following forms may be used to apply for Veterans Educational Assistance:
  • Application for VA Education Benefits (Form 22-1990)
  • Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-1995)
    • Used if veteran or eligible recipient has applied for benefits before at another school or in a different program at VGCC
  • Application for VA Education Benefit for Dependents of Veterans
  • (Form 5490)
  • Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for Dependents of Veterans (Form VA 5495)

For additional information please contact: Carolyn Ayscue, Financial Aid Assistant / Veterans Certifying Official; or the VA at: 1 (888) GIBILL - 1/ 1 (888) 442-4551

***Note: North Carolina National Guard tuition assistance is considered third party and completed authorization forms need to be submitted to the Business Office prior to payment deadlines.

Veteran Administration Agencies

Franklin County
Victor Alston
S. Main Street Courthouse Annex
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 128
Louisburg, North Carolina 27549
Phone: (919) 496-1939 Fax: (919) 340-2078
Email: valston@franklincountync.us

Granville County
Pello L. Duncan
208 Orange Street Room 103
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 906
Oxford, North Carolina 27565
Phone: (919) 693-1484 Fax: (919) 693-3490
Hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Vance County

Sandra R. Grissom
Henry A. Dennis Building
300 S. Garnett Street
Henderson, North Carolina 27536
Phone: (252) 438-4619 Fax: (252) 438-6076
Email: sgrissom@vancecounty.org


Warren County

Zaida White
109 S. Main Street- Warren County Courthouse
Warrenton, North Carolina 27589
Phone: (252) 257-3385 Fax: (252) 257-3360
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

To contact other VA offices in North Carolina, click on: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?State=NC@dnum=ALLa, click on:

 

 

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