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My name is Tim Hunt and I am Roane State's Veterans Services Coordinator (SCO). It is my job to assist you with obtaining and utilizing your earned GI Bill educational benefits.

Contact me as soon as possible and we’ll discuss how Roane State Veteran Services can help you achieve your educational goals.

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Tim Hunt
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4210
Fax: 865-882-4552
Coordinator of Veteran's Services

Located at:
Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748

GI Bill Education Programs

The 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.

To see an overview of available education programs, visit the GI Bill website.

To ask VA a question, to log on to e-benefits, to see frequently asked questions, and to explore in more detail the VA GI Bill benefits, visit the Veteran's Education Website.

Steps for Receiving Benefits for Service Members, Veterans & their Dependents

  1. Submit an online VA education application:
    • If you are a Veteran or service member choose one of the following GI Bill applications at www.vets.gov

      VA Form 22-1990 (veterans applying for education benefits, chapters 30, 32, 33, and 1606)
      VA Form 22-1990E (dependents applying for transferred benefits, chapter 33)
      VA Form 22-5490 (dependents applying for dependent educational assistance, chapter 35)
      VA Form 22-1995 (change of place/programs, chapter 30, 32, 33, 1606, and 1607)
      VA Form 22-1990N (candidates for the National Call to Service program)
      VA Form 22-5495 (change of place/program, chapter 35)
       
  2. Provide the SCO with a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA (may take 2 months to receive COE in the mail after electronic submission).
    For Chapters 30, 31, 33 & 35, provide the SCO with a copy of yours’ or your sponsors’ DD 214 (Copy 4 – which includes the type of discharge at the bottom). 
  3. Provide the SCO with a copy of your class schedule. VA only approves and pays for credits that are in your curriculum of study and listed under your declared major.
  4. If you are a chapter 1606 or 30 Service Member or Veteran, you must verify your attendance at the end of each month by calling 1-877-823-2378 or on the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) website.
  5. While you are waiting for your VA pplication to be processed, begin the RSCC admission steps below.

Steps for Becoming an RSCC Student

Follow the Military Veterans or Dependents Personalized Admissions Process Checklist

Additional Financial Assistance to Supplement the GI Bill

Special Announcements / Upcoming Veterans Events

Fall 2017 Veterans and Dependents in receipt of GiBill education benefits: provide me with your class schedule ASAP so we can certify it with the VA. For proper payments from the VA, ensure your classes fall under your listed major in your Degree Works Evaluation.

***If you have any questions or concerns with admissions, academic advising and/or financial aid (FAFSA, pell grants, Hope/Tn Promise), don’t hesitate to contact me.

****The Helping Heroes Grant does not count against your GiBill benefits. The grant is available each year to as many as 375 eligible veterans on a first-come, first-serve basis and will award $1,000 to students completing at least twelve (12) semester hours each term. Applicants need to have been awarded The Iraq Campaign Medal, The Afghanistan Campaign Medal, or The Global War on Terrorism expeditionary Medal. For further eligibility requirements and information, visit the website:

http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/helping-heroes-grant

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Tim Hunt • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4210 • huntct@roanestate.edu

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