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Veteran's Services

GI Bill Education Programs

flagThe category of benefits you may receive will depend upon when you served, your length of service, and other factors.  You must be admitted to the college in a degree or certificate-seeking program to receive benefits.  Assistance including tuition and fees, books, supplies, and housing stipend depends upon your Letter of Eligibility rating from the VA.

For which programs you may qualify, visit the GI Bill website.  Email or call me, Tim Hunt, and I can walk you through this process:

Tim Hunt
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4210
Coordinator of Veteran's Services

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Contact the VA for eligibility verification (if unsure of eligibility)

  • Call the Veterans Administration Regional office 1-888-442-4551
  • Choose the benefit you are applying for - click here for more info

 

Apply for GI BILL benefits online:  Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP)

 

Submit required documents to RSCC VA Certifying Official (see "Contact Us" section  below)  No certification for payment wil be made without all required documents.

  • Certificate of Eligiblity from VA
  • Member copy 4 of DD214
  • Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) if Chapter 1606 or 1607
  • Copy of your class schedule signed by faculty advisor

 

Note:  Check your Roane State email account frequently for important information and updates.

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How to maintain eligibility

  • Must be classified as a regular degree student or follow a VA approved certificate of study. Special students for credit or non-credit do not qualify.
  • Must maintain the prescribed cumulative GPA listed under the Academic probation and Retention Standards in the RSCC catalog.
  • Courses may be claimed for pay only one time whether taken at RSCC or transferred from another institution.
  • Only courses specifically listed on a catalog page (as per major) or approved articulation agreement may be certified for payment. Courses taken for a student’s own personal enrichment will not be eligible for payment.
  • Course substitution forms must be processed and approved by a faculty advisor as described in the RSCC catalog before the substituted course is claimed for payment.
  • Veterans and other eligible persons can receive pay for remedial/developmental classes taken as regular classroom attendance (NOT web, video, or on-line or independent study) when a need can be shown. The pay received is taken from the total entitlement.
  • If you change your major you must submit a change of major form to the RSCC records office and change your major electronically with the VA by going to the VONAPP and completing Form 22-1995 if you are a veteran or Form 22-5495 if you are a dependent/spouse of an eligible veteran.

NOTE:   The certification process takes several weeks. Actual payment may take 2 to 3 months – you must make adequate arrangements to cover cost. Once enrolled maintain close contact with the VA Certifying Official. All class schedule changes must be reported – drop/adds may effect your monetary award. See www.gibill.va.gov for VA requirements (verification is required each month on the WAVE system or by calling 1-877-823-2378 - Not required for Chapter 35, 33, or 31).

Contact Us

Harriman
276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748

Tim Hunt
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4210
Coordinator of Veteran's Services

Fax: 882-4527

Please note that the VA certifying officials are not your academic advisors.  You have been asssigned a faculty advisor and must see that preson.  Your advisor's name can be found in Raidernet.  Also, we cannot answer any questions related to payment by the VA.  You must contact the VA for these questions.

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