Are you unsure about which Veteran 教育 Benefit 项目 you are eligible to receive?

While you complete the specified admissions requirements to register for your classes, we encourage all active-duty military personnel, 退伍军人, and their dependents to seek guidance from the United States Department of 退伍军人 Affairs and the 退伍军人 Resource Center on possibly applying for VA 教育 Benefits.

不幸的是, schools cannot automatically determine a student’s eligibility for VA Benefits, as we do not have access to the Active Duty Service Member or Veteran’s military service file. 请给美国打电话。.S. Department of 退伍军人 Affairs 教育 Office at at 1-888-442-4551 for more information. If you are eligible to apply for your education benefits, please click on the 应用ing for VA Benefits page to begin the process for the School Certifying Official to certify you for your benefits.

Here at the 退伍军人 Resource Center and the Technical College of the Lowcountry, we are able to give students a general breakdown of the current VA 教育 Benefit 项目 that you may be eligible to receive. Please note that students can only use one benefit at a time, even if they qualify for more than one Veteran Affairs 教育 Benefit program.

蒙哥马利G.I. 比尔®-现役

This chapter of benefits is for active-duty service members who served two years on active duty and contributed $1,200.00. Chapter 30 can provide up to 36 months of education assistance. You may use this benefit while on active duty or once you have ended your contract with your branch of service. If you are a veteran, you must also have an honorable discharge or lose your Chapter 30 benefits. If your contract ended early for any particular reason, you need to make sure that your early discharge does not conflict with the use of your benefits. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551. To apply for this benefit, please visit Chapter 30 recipients must pay out-of-pocket or apply for financial aid to avoid deregistration.

退伍军人准备 & 就业项目®

Formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation & 就业, this program is for individuals with a compensable service-connected disability. The United States Department of 退伍军人 Affairs determines that training and rehabilitation services are needed to overcome an employment handicap. Students eligible for this particular VA program will be assigned to a Case Manager that provides help with job training, employment accommodations, 恢复发展, and job-seeking coaching. To apply for this benefit, please visit 根据第31章, the assigned Case Manager will send an invoice and authorization form (VA Form 28-1905) via an electronic portal known as Tungsten to help pay for students’ tuition and fees and book and supplies costs. Please note that all Chapter 31 students must opt-out of the newly implemented First-Day Complete 程序 on Self Service every semester, as the 退伍军人准备 and 就业 程序 will pay for your books and supplies with the TCL学院专卖店.

退伍军人’ 教育al Assistance 程序®

This educational assistance program is only available for qualifying 退伍军人 who first entered active-duty military service anytime between January 1, 1977, 及六月三十日, 1985, opened a contribution account before April 1, 1987, voluntarily contributed $25 to $2,700, completed their first period of service, and were discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable. Current active-duty service members must have at least three months of contributions to qualify for this benefit possibly. Qualifying students have up to ten years to use this benefit, or the VA will refund the money back to you.
The government matches your contributions on a $2 for $1 basis. Eligible students may use this benefit for VA-approved degrees, 证书, 对应, apprenticeship/on-the-job training programs, vocational flight training programs, 高新技术培训, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training, specific entrance examinations, and 对应 courses. Remedial, deficiency and refresher training may also be available in certain circumstances. 联系 the VA at 1-888-442-4551 for more information. To apply for this benefit, please visit

911后G.I. 比尔®

This benefit is for service members and 退伍军人 who served at least 90 days on active duty, excluding training after September 10, 2001. You may also qualify if you served a minimum of 30 days and were discharged with a service-connected disability. Your percentage rating will be dependent on how much time was served after this date. If you have been discharged from the military, you must have an honorable discharge or one of three medical discharges, (EPTS) Existing Prior to Service, (HDSP)困难, or (CIWD) Condition Interfering with Duty to qualify. 根据第33章, tuition and fees are paid directly to the school, dependent on your eligibility rating, and will not surpass the school’s in-state tuition rate, which is $225.00 /学时. To apply, please visit

注意: Active-duty service members can also perform a Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) via to transfer their benefits to dependents. 一旦出院, the service member can change the effective date of the transfer, adjust the number of months transferred, or revoke benefits for their dependents.

Survivors and 家属’ 教育al Assistance 程序®

This benefit is for spouses and children of 退伍军人 who passed away or are 100% disabled due to a service-connected situation, including MIA (Missing In Action) and POW (Prisoner Of War). Chapter 35 benefits can provide up to 45 months of full-time benefits. If you are the spouse of a qualifying veteran, you have ten years from the date of eligibility to use the benefits or 20 years if the veteran passed away while on active duty. Children may use the benefit from the age of 18 to 26. If there are any issues with these time constraints, you may be able to have them extended by contacting the VA at 1-888-442-4551. To apply, please visit Chapter 35 recipients must pay out-of-pocket or apply for financial aid to avoid deregistration.

蒙哥马利G.I. 比尔® – Selected Reserve

This benefit is for members of the Army, 海军, 空军, 海军陆战队, 海岸警卫队预备队, 陆军国民警卫队, and the Air 国民警卫队. Chapter 1606 can provide up to 36 months of education benefits for those individuals as long as they have completed their initial active duty training and are in good standing with their reserve unit. Benefits typically last 14 years from the date of eligibility or when you get discharged, 先到者为准. If you cannot use your benefits, you can call the VA to get an extension by calling 1-888-442-4551 potentially. To apply, please visit Chapter 1606 recipients must pay out-of-pocket or apply for financial aid to avoid deregistration.

Chapter 1607: 蒙哥马利G.I. 比尔® – Reserve 教育al Assistance 程序

This program is no longer active for certification purposes as of November 1, 2019.


Director of 军事 and Veteran 项目

VA School Certifying Official:


退伍军人 Enrollment Counselor

海军陆战队 Recruit Depot 帕里斯岛

海军陆战队 Air Station 波弗特
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