Veterans benefits are designated to provide eligible individuals with an opportunity
for educational and career growth. Eligibility for VA educational benefits is determined
by the US Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis, MO. To apply, see Director
of Financial Aid in Room 219 in the Start Center.
Before Applying for VA Educational Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs requires each applicant utilizing their VA educational benefits to be formally accepted
into an approved curriculum (Program of Study) before initial certification of attendance
can be sent to the DVA.
Things You Need to Know
Some VA Chapters pay the college directly while others pay directly to you. Please review the list of chapters below to determine how the college, or you, will
If you are thinking of dropping a class, you need to consult the VA office on campus
or you may have to repay some of the money that you received for classes.
You can only take courses that are required on your academic plan. In most cases, military transfer credit covers some of your elective requirements.
If a class does not fit in your academic plan, VA will not pay for the course.
You must be in a degree seeking program to receive benefits/payment. Undecided or Non-Degree Seeking are not acceptable majors.
VA Education Benefit Chapters
First time enlistment of armed forces/ active duty on or after July 1, 1985*
A waiver of tuition is an education benefit provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky
in recognition of the military service of certain Kentucky veterans. The tuition waiver
is provided for children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses, and unremarried
widows & widowers. An approved tuition waiver means a student may attend any two-year
schools, four-year schools or vocational technical schools that are operated and funded
by the Kentucky Department of Education. Additional information about the tuition
waiver program and how to apply is available at Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. The application is available here.