|Veterans Benefits FAQs|
Original new claims may take up to twelve weeks to process. (The Department of Veterans Affairs must develop the claim for eligibility and then make the award). In the case of a returning student it may take up to eight weeks to process since we use the electronic certification now. A student may track the educational claim by calling 1.888.442.4551.
Normally, federal law prohibits payment for courses that do not lead to a student's educational objective. Students may be paid for a course not in his or her major program under certain circumstances:
The Department of Veterans can be reached via the Internet at: www.va.gov or by phone at:
If a student withdraws after the school's drop period, the Department will reduce or stop benefits on the date of reduction. If the student is assigned a non-punitive ("W") grade, he or she may have to repay all benefits for the course unless there are mitigating circumstances (illness, illness or death in the immediate family, changes in employment, or lack of child care).
Yes, receiving education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs does not preclude you from also applying for financial aid or scholarships.
Obtaining Military Transcripts
You can obtain your military transcript from the website below. Your military transcript provides us with documentation of training you received in the service so we can grant you college credit hours for it. https://jst.doded.mil/smart/dodMandatoryBannerForm/submit.do
Obtaining Military Records
Request Your Military Service Record (DD Form 214 & SF-180) at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
Go to www.GIBill.VA.Gov, create a VONAPP account and complete the online application.
According to the Veterans Administration, every student enrolled at TSC must follow a TSC degree plan to receive their benefits. Every semester, we recommend that you visit a counselor or an advisor who will assist you in selecting the correct degree plan to ensure that the classes you are taking for transfer will be covered. Therefore, it may be necessary to change your degree plan periodically in order to meet your overall transfer goals. Changing your degree plan will likely lead to a delay in the receipt of your benefits.
Yes, you may be eligible for more than one VA education benefit program. However, you may only receive payments from one program at a time. You can receive a maximum of 48 months of benefits under any combination of VA education programs for which you qualify.
Yes, however, if you are receiving 100% eligibility benefits for Chapter 33 Post 9/11 or Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation, you are NOT eligible to use Hazelwood benefits simultaneously.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:55|