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Roane State's Veteran's Affairs Office is designed to assist veterans who desire to enroll at the college. You may contact the Coordinator for Veterans Services  toll free at 1-866-462-7722 ext. 4539 or 865-882-4539.  Roane State cooperates with the Veterans Administration in providing educational opportunities for veterans. The VA Certifying Official  is responsible for certifying veterans’ eligibility and for providing a source of information regarding the “G.I. Bill.”

To receive benefits a veteran must:

  1. Contact the Veterans Administration Regional Office at 1-800-827-1000 or 1-888-442-4551 to verify how much benefit money is available to him/her.
  2. Provide the VA certifying official in the Advising Resource Center (ARC) member copy 4 of the DD214 (discharge papers) or NOBE form if actively in service.
  3. Fill out the Veterans Administration online application (VONAPP).
  4. Meet with an advisor to discuss class requirements.
  5. Register for classes and pay fees.
  6. Submit all academic transcripts and a copy of your DD214 to the Records Office for evaluation, even if you are in a certificate program.
    NOTE: The certification process takes several weeks. The certifying official will not begin the process until after the first week of classes. Receiving benefits can take up to 2 months; therefore, veterans must make adequate arrangements to cover college expenses.

Once enrolled, veterans and other eligible persons should maintain close contact with the assigned VA certifying official in the Advising Resource Center. All changes of class schedule must be reported since dropping or adding classes may change the monetary amount the veteran is eligible to receive.

To maintain eligibility, the veteran must comply with the following rules:

  1. Must be classified as a regular degree student or follow a VA approved certificate course of study. Special students for credit or non-credit do not qualify.
  2. Must maintain the prescribed cumulative GPA listed under Academic Probation and Retention Standards in this catalog.
  3. Courses may be claimed for pay only one time whether taken at RSCC or transferred from another institution.
  4. Only courses specifically listed in the catalog (as per major) may be certified for payment. Courses taken for a student’s own personal enrichment will not be eligible for payment.
  5. Course substitution forms must be processed and approved as described in this catalog before the substituted course is claimed for payment.
  6. You must attend all classes for the entire semester or an overpayment with the VA may result.
  7. Enrollment in classes which do not last 15 weeks will affect your pay (e.g. 5 week, Xpress, Maymester)

For more information:  http://www.roanestate.edu/veterans

Eligibility for Deferment of Payment of Tuition and Fees by Certain Eligible Students Receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Other Governmentally Funded Educational Assistance Benefits

Service members, veterans, and dependents of veterans who are eligible beneficiaries of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits or other governmentally funded educational assistance, subject to the conditions and guidelines set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-7-104 as amended, may elect, upon formal application, to defer payment of required tuition and fees until the final day of the term for which the deferment has been requested. Application for the deferment must be no later than 14 days after the beginning of the term, and the amount of the deferment shall not exceed the total monetary benefits to be received for the term. Students who have been granted deferments are expected to make timely payments on their outstanding tuition and fees balance once education benefits are being delivered, and eligibility for such deferment shall terminate if the student fails to abide by any applicable rule or regulation, or to act in good faith in making timely payments. This notice is published pursuant to public Chapter 279, Acts of 2003, effective July 1, 2003.

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