Veterans’ Benefits

VA Contact:

Paige Lee

VA Certifying Technician
Main Campus, Allman Center, 2nd Floor, Office of Student Financial Services

plee@forsythtech.edu

336-734-7235 or 336-734-7403

All of Forsyth Tech’s curriculum programs of study approved by the State Board of Community Colleges are eligible for education benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continuing education programs and/or courses are not approved for these education benefits. Students must have a completed admissions file before the VA Certifying Official can report enrollment to the VA for payment. Only classes in the student’s declared curriculum can be certified to the VA for payment.  Once all components are in place, certification will be sent electronically to the VA for payment.

Students receiving VA education benefits are responsible for being familiar with the information found in the Student Academic Planner, College Catalog and all veterans’ brochures and information obtained from Student Financial Services. Students are encouraged to visit the GI Bill web site at www.gibill.va.gov for the most up-to-date information on VA education benefits. Students may also call the VA directly at 1-888-GIBILL-1.

The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. When applying for the benefit, the following applies:

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree, diploma or certificate program at Forsyth Tech before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. Continuing Education courses are not covered.
  • Students must complete “VA Form 22-1990″ if this is their initial application or “VA Form 22-1995″ if they have previously received VA benefits at another institution.
  • Students must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 discharge papers.
  • Must verify enrollment with the Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1-877-823-2378 or online at www.gibill.va.gov/wave
  • Students must provide the Admissions Office with an official copy of:
  1. High school or GED transcript
  2. All college transcripts.
  • The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits.

 

Montgomery GI Bill – Post 9/11 New GI Bill (Chapter 33)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Students must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the new bill. When applying for the benefit, the following applies:

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree, diploma or certificate program at Forsyth Tech before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. Continuing Education courses are not covered.
  • Students must complete “VA Form 22-1990” if this is their initial application. For students who are electing this new MGIB instead of their current MGIB chapter, or for students who have previously received Chapter 33 benefits at another institution, they will need to complete “VA Form 22-1995”.
  • Students must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 discharge papers.
  • Must verify enrollment with the Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1-877-823-2378 or online at www.gibill.va.gov/wave
  • Students must provide the Admission’s Office with an official copy of:
  1. High school or GED transcript
  2. All college transcripts.
  • The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA – Chapter 35)

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. When applying for the benefit, the following applies:

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree, diploma or certificate program at Forsyth Tech before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. Continuing Education courses are not covered.
  • Students must complete “VA Form 22-5490″ if this is their initial application or “VA Form 22-5495″ if they have previously received VA benefits at another institution.
  • Students must provide a copy of a Certificate of Eligibility.
  •  Must verify enrollment with the Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1-877-823-2378 or online at www.gibill.va.gov/wave
  • Students must provide the Admission’s Office with an official copy of:
  1. High school or GED transcript
  2. All college transcripts.
  • The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

The Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

The Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. When applying for the benefit, the following applies:

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree, diploma or certificate program at Forsyth Tech before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. Continuing Education courses are not covered.
  • Students must complete “VA Form 22-1990″ if this is their initial application or “VA Form 22-1995″ if they have previously received VA benefits at another institution.
  • Students must provide a completed DD-Form 22-2384, Notice of Basic eligibility (NOBE)..
  • Must verify enrollment with the Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1-877-823-2378 or online at www.gibill.va.gov/wave
  • Students must provide the Admission’s Office with an official copy of:
  1. High school or GED transcript
  2. All college transcripts.

The Montgomery GI Bill (REAP – Chapter 1607)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. When applying for the benefit, the following applies:

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree, diploma or certificate program at Forsyth Tech before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. Continuing Education courses are not covered.
  • Students must complete “VA Form 22-1990″ if this is their initial application or “VA Form 22-1995″ if they have previously received VA benefits at another institution.
  • Students must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 discharge papers.
  • Must verify enrollment with the Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1-877-823-2378 or online at www.gibill.va.gov/wave
  • Students must provide the Admission’s Office with an official copy of:
  1. High school or GED transcript
  2. All college transcripts.

New Vocational Rehabilitation/Continuing Vocational Rehabilitation students (Chapter 31)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is designed to assist veterans who have disabilities received while serving in the military “prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.”

For detailed information on VR&E, students may contact the VA help desk at 1.800.827.1000 or the Winston Salem VA Regional Office at 336-714-6099.