NGTC Welcomes Veterans!

VA Benefits

Veteran's Benefits

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.

 

How to Apply for Benefits

Applying for Veteran Benefits:

  1. Online at Vets.gov Click Here
  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. Visit www.goarmyed.com to create an account
  2. Create your "Course Planner" in GoArmyEd
  3. Register for classes in BannerWeb
  4. Request Tuition Assistance on GoArmyEd

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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.
    • At the beginning of each term, the School Certifying Official will certify your enrollment with VA. Add, drops, and withdrawals are reported to VA immediately.
  2. If you are Chapter 30, 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 and 1606, you must verify your enrollment on or before the last day of each month.
    • Enrollment Verification can be done by either:
      • Online – W.A.V.E. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) Click Here
      • Call – 877-823-2378

Important Notes

  • Prior to the beginning of each term, the School Certifying Official will certify your enrollment with the VA. After our Drop/Add Period, the School Certifying Official will invoice the 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 GoArmyEd and VA and awards are prorated, if necessary.
  • If you withdraw from a class, you will probably owe VA money back.

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.

Click on the following link for more details: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/iraq-afghanistan-service

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:

  • Crystal Dixon - VA Certifying Official
  • 706-754-7727 crystal.dixon@northgatech.edu
  • 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 Question Click Here   OR                                                                                                                                           
  2. Call the VA Education Call Center 1-888-442-4551.

Tuition Assistance Questions

They can submit a question, etc. by submitting a HelpDesk Ticket from their GoArmyEd account.   https://www.goarmyed.com/

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 starting on  July 1, 2017.

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

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Anchor Scholorship-For family members (spouses and children) of qualified Surface Navy Sailors (active or retire who served at least 6 cumulative years in the U.S. Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic Fleet, and/or Pacific Fleet). Click Here
  • Georgia HERO Scholarship-For members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones, and the children and the spouses of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves. Click Here

  • For Veterans from the Energy Audit Institute.  Click Here

For additional information regarding Veteran’s Benefits visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

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