Veterans Educational Benefits

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Montgomery GI Bill (Veterans Benefits)
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) provides educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty Educational Assistance program (Chapter 30), the Montgomery GI Bill- Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607), the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35).

First time applicants need to complete and submit the VA Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits) online at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp. Students transferring to Holmes from another college must submit a VA FORM 22-1995.

VA Forms:
Instructions for using your VA Education Benefits at Holmes CC
Verification of Enrollment for VA Educational Benefits Request Form
VA Form 1995 (all except Dependents)
VA Form 5495 (Dependents only)

Chapter 33 Transfer of Benefits - Service members enrolled in the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill program are able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouse and/or dependents. The family member must complete the 22-1990, and the service member must complete his/her portion of the transfer at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/form_detail.asp?FormNo=22-1990. Additional information can be found at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_transfer.asp.

Chapter 35-The Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Vocational Rehabilitation from the VA - The VA determines the eligibility of service people who need vocational rehabilitation to overcome impairment to their ability to prepare for employment. Contact Vocational Rehabilitation in Jackson at 601.364.7113. For questions call:

GoArmyEd-Federal Tuition Assistance - must be approved by an education counselor prior to the class start date for classes with a start date of July 24, 2014 or after. Soldiers must input their TA requests as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days before the course start date. For additional information and to apply go to https://www.goarmyed.com.

Additional military education portals are located via the following links:
Navy/Marines - https://sas.ncdc.navy.mil/login/sasdeersvalidation.aspx?RedirectUrl=https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/webta/
Air Force - https://afvec.us.af.mil/afvec/Home.aspx

The Mississippi State Educational Assistance Program (SEAP) pays toward tuition to state and regionally-accredited institutions for soldiers who are not authorized for Federal Tuition Assistance. The amount per semester is determined by the SEAP Board before each state fiscal year based upon funds allotted by the state legislature. SEAP is currently limited to soldiers in the MSNG who are not eligible for Federal Tuition Assistance. SEAP currently funds up to $4,500 per year (July 1-June 30) at $250 per hour based on the availability of funding. For additional information visit http://www.militaryta.com/benefits/the-mississippi-state-educational-assistance-progr.shtml.

GI Bill Comparison Tool is a tool that will help Post 9/11 GI Bill users learn more about VA's approved colleges. https://www.va.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool.

Additional Information
VA Toll-Free Telephone Number 1.888.GI.BILL (1.888.442.4551), Monday-Friday (7 a.m.-5 p.m.)
GI Bill website: https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/
Monthly verification of enrollment is required for service members using Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 or Chapter 1607. To verify enrollment visit: https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do or call 1.877.823.2378
Payment Rates: https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/comparison_chart.asp

Career Tech Program Specific Fees
Estimated Cost of Attendance - https://nces.ed.gov/globallocator/col_info_popup.asp?ID=175810
Cohort Default Rate – Click the link, then enter Holmes OPE-ID 002408 and click search, then click on the name of the school in the last column to access the current default rate. https://nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/defaultmanagement/search_cohort_2015_CY.cfm

Personal Counseling Services available on campus.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.

All Transcripts (including military) Must be on File in Admissions and Records:

For Additional Information:
Goodman - Kim Fowler, 662-472-9130, kfowler@holmescc.edu
Grenada - Brenda Dorris, 662-227-2357, bdorris@holmescc.edu
Ridgeland - Joy Kellum, 601-605-3307, jkellum@holmescc.edu

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