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Education Benefits

VA EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Eligibility for VA educational benefits is determined by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. All students should visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/ for the most up-to-date information on the education benefits listed below. Find out if you are eligible for the GI Bill® and related benefits, and learn how to apply online. 

Once your application for education benefits has been reviewed and processed, you will receive a letter from the Veterans Administration stating your eligibility for VA educational benefits. A copy of this letter needs to be submitted to your School Certifying Official as soon as possible.

Montgomery GI Bill® / Chapter 30 (active duty or veteran status) must have served in the United States Armed Forces and participated in the GI Bill® program. In most instances, veterans must also have been honorably discharged. Veterans must complete an application at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply. The student must provide a copy of the certificate of eligibility to the HCC School Certifying Official upon enrollment at the college.

VA Vocational Rehabilitation / Chapter 31 (service-connected disabled veterans) must make application with a local VA caseworker to have rehabilitation plan developed indicating an HCC degree plan. The student must provide a copy of the certificate of eligibility, VA Form 1905 (generated by the vocational rehabilitation counselor), to the HCC School Certifying Official upon enrollment at the college.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for 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. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® became effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. Veterans must complete an application at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply. The student must provide a copy of the certificate of eligibility to the HCC School Certifying Official upon enrollment at the college. Certified veterans using Post 9/11 Chapter 33 benefits may defer payment until the tuition benefit is received by the college or until the end of the semester, whichever comes first. Post 9/11 Chapter 33 and grant/loans are posted to the veteran's student account in the order the funds are received by the college. See Post 9/11 Payment Policies for details.

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (dependents and spouses of 100% disabled or deceased veterans)/ Chapter 35 must complete an application at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply. Once the benefit is established, the VA will issue a certificate of eligibility to the dependent/spouse. The student must provide a copy of the certificate of eligibility to the HCC School Certifying Official upon enrollment at the college.

Montgomery GI Bill® / Chapter 1606 (selected guard and reserves) must have completed all initial entry training (IET) and are now assigned to a Reserve and/or a Kentucky/Tennessee National Guard Unit. Please submit a copy of your DD 214 Form and NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility, obtained from your unit education officer).Veterans must complete an application at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply. The student must provide a copy of the certificate of eligibility to the HCC School Certifying Official upon enrollment at the college.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

If you are on active duty, a drilling reservist, or a member of the National Guard you may qualify for Federal or State Tuition Assistance (TA). Many of these programs are time-sensitive so the earlier you get things done, the smoother your benefits will go. Keep in mind that schools and other programs have their own deadlines as well.

Work with your respective branch of service if you plan to use Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA). Please use the following links for additional information.

Air Force
Army
Coast Guard
Marines
Navy
Kentucky National Guard
MyCAA - Spouses must complete a Spouse Training Plan Request form.

Applicants and students must speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or Counselor prior to enrolling.

KENTUCKY TUITION WAIVER

A waiver of tuition is an education benefit provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of military service of certain Kentucky veterans. The tuition waiver is provided for children, stepchildren, spouses, and un-remarried widows & widowers. Complete the online application, call 502-564-9203, or email kdva.tuitionwaiver@ky.gov for additional information.

 

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