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Veterans Benefits

Veterans and reservists receiving MGIB Benefits can use Web Automated Verification Enrollment to submit their monthly verifications.

First time applying Veterans

You can apply for benefits at benefits.va.gov/gibill/ and in 4-6 weeks, you will receive a certificate of eligibility. Bring this to your local VA representative. Questions can also be emailed to kimberly.rose@kctcs.edu

Processing Time

The VA office in St Louis, Missouri processes applications for students attending a school in KY. The processing time for this office on all requests is usually 12 weeks.

Once your application has been reviewed and processed, you will receive a letter from the Veterans Administration stating your eligibility for VA educational benefits. This letter needs to be forward to SCC’s VA Coordinator to pursue with your class certification.

Meanwhile you need to apply for admission to our school, declare a major and enroll in classes. In order to receive your monthly VA educational benefits, if found eligible, you need to declare a major (undecided is not accepted) and you can only be certified for those classes that go towards your declared program.

Tuition Waiver Program Summary

A waiver of tuition is an education benefit provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of military service of Kentucky veterans. An application needs to be completed in order to determine your eligibility for this waiver. The KDVA Form TW-1, Tuition Waiver application is available at www.kdva.net or by contacting the school’s VA Coordinator.

You may qualify if one of the following is true of the veteran:

  • Died on active duty
  • Died as a direct result of a service connected disability as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • 100% service connected disabled.
  • Totally disabled (non-service connected) with wartime service.
  • Upon the death of any veteran who served during a wartime period.

There are three (3) statutes under which and applicant may qualify. They are KRS 164.505, KRS 164.507, and KRS 164.515.

Applicant may be eligible if veteran was killed in action during a wartime period or died as the result of a service connected disability incurred while serving during a wartime period provided the veteran’s home of record upon entry into the Armed Forces was the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Applicant is eligible to get undergraduate/ graduate degrees. There is no age or time limit on the waiver.

Dependents of deceased Kentucky Veterans may be eligible for 36 months of training until they receive a degree; or training until their twenty-sixth (26) birthday whichever comes first. There is no age limit for the un-remarried widow or widower.

Applicant may be eligible if the veteran is permanently and totally disabled for pension purposes or one hundred percent (100%) disabled for compensation purposes by the United States Veterans Administration or the Department of Defense for 36 months of training or until they receive a degree; or training until their twenty-sixth (26) birthday whichever comes first. There is no age limit for the spouse.

Federal and State Tuition Assistance

Each federal tuition assistance (TA) program requires different eligibility requirements and steps. Please reference the appropriate links below for your branch of service. Per Department of Defense (DOD) all TA is capped at $250 per semester hour, $166.67 per quarter hour, and $16.67 per clock hour. For cost of attendance, financial aid and admissions timeline, tuition and fees, and books, please refer to the Resource links below.

The DOD issued a policy that Tuition Assistance will not be authorized for classes for which a member is also receiving benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve program (chapter 1606 of title 10, United States Code), Reserve Educational Assistance Program (chapter 1607 of title 10, United States Code), or any other GI Bill® program other than the Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty program (chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code) or the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program (chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code).

Note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and should be placed on the document or webpage in a prominent location. 

 

  1. Submit TA request through GoArmyEd
  2. Complete the "Welcome to VIA" video
  3. Receive approval through an Army Education Services Officer
  4. Submit the TA Statement of Understanding
  5. Submit authorization/voucher to Suzanna Powell at suzanna.powell@kctcs.edu or dropped off at the cashiers office.
  1. Contact your Education Service Officer (ESO) on which TA application to use from the CG Portal.
  2. Receive approval from your ESO and submit all supporting school documentation if requested.
  3. CG Institute or CG ETQC will process your application and send you your authorization.
  4. Submit authorization/voucher to Suzanna Powell at suzanna.powell@kctcs.edu or dropped off at the cashiers office.

Please refer to the United States Coast Guard for further information regarding the proper steps and eligibility to use your TA.

  1. Submit the following and send to your Education Office
    1. Statement of Understanding
    2. Higher Education Prep (HEP) course for new TA applicants
    3. Financial Mgmt MCI-3420F for new TA applicants
    4. Active Reserve Marines submit a copy of activation or mobilization order
  2. Request updated codes from your Education Office to use WebTA and apply
  3. Receive Command Approval for use of TA
  4. Submit authorization/voucher to Suzanna Powell at suzanna.powell@kctcs.edu or dropped off at the cashiers office.

Please refer to Marine Corps Community Services for further information regarding the proper steps and eligibility to use your TA.

  1. Inform your command
  2. Complete the two required trainings.
  3. Receive educational counseling through your Navy College Education Counselor.
  4. Submit and review your education plan with your counselor.
  5. Submit TA application through WebTA
  6. Submit authorization/voucher to Suzanna Powell at suzanna.powell@kctcs.edu or dropped off at the cashiers office.

Please refer to the Navy Education and Training Professional Development Center for further information regarding the proper steps and eligibility to use your TA.

  • Tuition Assistance is available by inquiring at your unit to obtain the necessary application materials.
  • Deadlines are April 1st for Summer and Fall semesters and October 1st for spring semester.
  • The National Guard Center will load this information for ALL institutions in the state and will then be distributed to the SCC Business Office and applied to your student account.
  • Changes in location of educational training cannot be made at the Office of Military and Veterans Student Services; the Guards MUST contact Boone National Guard Center at (502 607-1307. The National Guard Center will load this and distribute this information for ALL institutions in the state to be updated.
  • Students who receive National Guard Tuition Assistance may also receive VA benefits, however your national guard tuition assistance is subtracted before processing for those receiving Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® tuition payments.

GI Bill® and KY Tuition Waiver

  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill®)
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®)
  • Chapter 35 (Dependent or Spouse of a Veteran)
  • 1606 (National Guard Reserve)

Apply for Chapter 30, 33, 35 or 1606

Students applying for Chapter 33, Post 9/11 benefits should first complete the application online through Vets.gov.

Students applying for Chapter 30, 35 or 1606 may require additional documents to submit to the VA Certifying Official.

Students receiving Chapter 31 Vocational Rehab assistance will need to contact their VA Voc. Rehab. case manager to have them submit required paperwork before their enrollment can be certified. 

Please note: only students receiving Chapters 31 (Voc Rehab) and 33 (Post 9/11) VA Educational Benefits will have their tuition payments submitted directly to SCC. All other students are responsible for making payment arrangements with the business office for payment of their tuition and fees.

  • Students are responsible for notifying the SCC VA Certifying Official of any changes in their Schedule (add/drop) during every semester.
  • Students changing their school to SCC (who have received VA benefits at another school in the past) or students changing their program/major.
    • To complete the VA form 22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training, online at the VA website.
  • Students must print and mail the application to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs to the address listed below.
  • Click here to complete the Tuition Waiver Application.
  • Students must submit the KTW Certificate to the SCC VA Certifying Official to have their tuition waived once approved.
  • Students must complete and submit a Waiver Request Form to the SCC Records Department each term that they wish to utilize their Kentucky Tuition Waiver.

Attn: Tuition Waiver Coordinator
321 West Main Street
Suite 390
Louisville, KY 40202
phone: (502) 569-1040
fax: (502) 595-4448
email: KDVA.tuitionwaiver@ky.gov