Eligibility for VA educational benefits can be extended to veterans, reservists, spouses and children of service-connected deceased or disabled veterans under the following programs:
Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a new educational benefit for individuals with active duty service after September 10, 2001. The new GI Bill can be transferred to dependents while service member is still on active duty.
Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30)
Enlistment after July 1, 1985 is required. The service person must have participated in the pay reduction program. The monthly payment rate will vary with the length and type of service. Monthly self-certification is required to insure benefit payments.
Montgomery GI Bill - Guard/Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Enlistment or extension for six years of reserve duty after July 1, 1985 is required, and does not require a contribution by the service member. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits, which end 10 years from the date you become eligible for the program.
VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)
This program is available to certain veterans who have a service-connected disability of 20 percent or greater. Although the date of entry to active service is not considered, students should use this benefit within twelve years of the date of discharge. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Dependents GI Bill (Chapter 35)
A child or spouse of a service-connected deceased or 100-percent-permanently disabled veteran may be eligible for VA educational assistance. The marital status of a dependent child is not a factor in determining eligibility. Benefits may be used until the dependent has reached the age of twenty-six or for eight years from the date that eligibility is determined, whichever is late
Yellow Ribbon Program
Note: TN Tech University is proud to be a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact us for eligibility questions. Due to recent state and federal legislation to assist in offsetting out-of-state costs for veterans, you may not need to utilize the Yellow Ribbon Program.