Veterans Affairs Benefits

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Veterans Benefits will be available both to veterans and spouses as well as children of disabled or deceased veterans. More information is available from area Veterans Administration Offices at and is also available in the chapter packets listed below.

Veterans Affairs Benefits Forms

How to Apply for Benefits


Applying for Veteran Benefits

  1. Apply online at
  2. Visit your nearest VA Regional Office.
  3. Call 1-888-442-4551 to request an application be mailed to you.

Applying for Tuition Assistance:

  1. Seek and obtain approval from ESO, education advisor or installation commander prior to enrolling or submitting an admissions application to North Georgia Technical College.
  2. Visit to create an account
  3. Create your “Course Planner” in ArmyIgnitED
  4. Register for classes in BannerWeb
  5. Request Tuition Assistance on ArmyIgnitED
Veterans Admissions Checklist

Applying for Financial Aid

In addition to VA benefits, Veterans can receive Pell Grant, HOPE Grant or Scholarship, Zell Miller Grant or Scholarship, HOPE Career Grant, Student Access Loans, or Sallie Mae Loans, if eligible.

Financial Aid Priority Deadlines:

Spring – November 16, 2023

Summer – April 25, 2024

Veterans Financial Aid Checklist

Receiving Benefits

  1. Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibility and your DD214 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, submit a copy to NGTC’s School Certifying Official so the enrollment verification process can begin. Your entitlement is based on the number of credit hours you are enrolled for per term in addition to your percentage of entitlement.
    • Prior to the beginning of each semester, you are required to submit a VA Course Certification Form to the School Certifying Official for the upcoming semester. Once this form has been received the School Certifying Official will then certify your enrollment with VA. Added classes, dropped classes, and all withdrawals are reported to VA immediately.
    • Please be advised that any changes made to your schedule, after the drop/add period has ended AND enrollment has been certified to VA, may create an overpayment. The student would be held responsible for and must return any overpayments directly to NGTC.
  2. Beginning August 1, 2021, Chapter 33 students on a monthly basis are required to electronically verify with VA their continued enrollment. If a student fails to verify their enrollment status for two consecutive months, VA will withhold monthly housing allowance (MHA) payments until the student has certified their status.

  3. If you are Chapter 30, 33, 35, or 1606, verify your enrollment with the VA.

  • For Chapter 35, you must verify your enrollment by calling 888-442-4551.
  • For Chapters 30, 33, and 1606, you must verify your enrollment on or before the last day of each month.

Important Notes

  • Prior to the beginning of each semester, you are required to submit a VA Course Certification Form to the School Certifying Official for the upcoming semester. Once this form has been received the School Certifying Official will then certify your enrollment with VA. After our drop/add period, the school Certifying Official will invoice VA for your tuition and fees as appropriate.
  • You may not request Tuition Assistance for any class for which you are receiving the GI BILL.
  • If you receiving HOPE Grant, or HOPE Scholarship, Tuition Assistance will only cover the portion of tuition that is not covered by HOPE.
  • All withdrawal dates are reported to ArmyIgnitED and VA and awards are prorated, if necessary.
  • If a service member withdraws on or before the 60 percent portion of the term, the service member will no longer be eligible for the full amount of Military Tuition Assistance funds originally awarded. For additional questions, please see NGTC’s Tuition Assistance Refund Policy
  • If you withdraw from a class, you will probably owe VA money back.
    Tuition Assistance Refund policy

Closest VA offices to NGTS’s campuses are:

  • Clarkesville: (706 ) 754-4316
  • Blairsville: (706) 745-6341
  • Toccoa: (706) 282-4525 *Only open Tuesday & Thursday

You may be eligible for an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:

  • You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution, but
  • Meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • Your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • You were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

For more details visit:

The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. 

The payment procedures are the same as those for the Federal Pell Grant.

Points Of Contact

On-Campus Point of Contact for Tuition Assistance Program, VA Benefits, Federal and State Financial Aid, and other Institutional Student Support Services available to Service Member:

Lori Whiting
VA Certifying Official
Phone: 706-754-7864

Jocelyn Dixon
VA Certifying Official
Phone: 706-754-7806

Our office is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm. Come by anytime if you have questions. We look forward to assisting you.

VA Benefits Questions

  1. Log into VA Account and submit questions
  2. Call the VA Education Call Center 1-888-442-4551.

Tuition Assistance Questions

Questions can be submitted by submitting a HelpDesk Ticket from ArmyIgnitED account.

Georgia National Guard-Service Cancelable Loan Program

If you are attending, or planning to attend, a post-secondary educational institution to obtain a certificate, diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, or eligible First Professional Degree Program, you may qualify to have some or all of your tuition paid for through this program. This program is open to traditional Guardsmen (M-Days), AGRs, and Technicians; officer and enlisted. This service cancellable loan is available on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

For more information, and/or to apply for the Georgia National Guard-Service Cancelable Loan, please visit:

Scholarship Opportunities

Still have questions?

For additional information regarding Veteran’s Benefits visit:

North Georgia Technical College’s Veteran Certifying Officials are located in the Financial Aid Office of the home campus.

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