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Tennessee Tech University is a 2021 Military Times Best for Vets College!

June 16, 2021

2021 Military Times Best for Vets announcement

The department of Military and Veteran Affairs is excited to announce that Tennessee Tech has made it into the list of the 2021 Military Times' Best for Vets: College rankings. We are honored to be on this list, and strive to be a top college destination for veterans and their families.

Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the largest and most comprehensive rankings of schools for military service members and veterans, and has been a top resource to help with their education decisions.  The rankings are based on survey responses from schools as well as public data about colleges and universities obtained from the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs.

 


DoD restores concurrent use of Federal Tuition Assistance & Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) education benefits for Guard and Reserve Members

May 17, 2021

On May 4, 2021, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) signed a memorandum enabling members of the Guard and Reserve to concurrently use Federal Tuition Assistance and GI Bill benefits to fund their education, similar to active duty servicemembers.

Currently, individuals who qualify for Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD), also known as the “Post 9/11 GI Bill,” are able to simultaneously use Federal Tuition Assistance and GI Bill benefits. In 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a policy that prohibits similar concurrent usage of tuition assistance with the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR).

The DoD has now updated its policy to allow Guard and Reserve members to utilize both their GI Bill benefits and the tuition assistance concurrently, providing parity with active duty servicemembers.

This means that Guard and Reserve members enrolled in half-time or more program of study may now receive their Tuition Assistance and MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606) benefits simultaneously for the same course.

This is still a very new development, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at veterans@tntech.edu.

 


Veterans Week 2020

November 19-13, 2020

Veterans Week 2020 was held from November 9 through November 13 and featured a full schedule of events honoring our veteran students, faculty, and staff. Here are photos from some of the highlights of that week, which began with a ceremony in front of the Jere Whitson Building to commemorate Veterans Day. 

***CDC guidelines were strictly enforced during all campus activities. The health and safety of our campus community are our top priorities. 

veterans calendar

Please continue to watch this page for updates on Veterans Week 2021! 


 

 

 

 

 

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