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Getting Your VA Education Benefits Started

Step 1:

  • Apply to Amarillo College
  • Test-must be scheduled
  • Visit with an advisor  and get registered (All courses must be required for your program.
  • Remedial courses must be taken in a classroom. Online Remedial are not reportable.

Step 2:

***It is recommended that you understand all details for each chapter BEFORE submitting this application.

***TOE=FOR Post 9/11 only transfer to dependents-must have 6 yrs AD and commit to 4 more yrs. at the time of    transfer. Go through benefits.va.gov for transfer information.

Step 3:

  • Visit with VA Representative
    • To fill out Enrollment Request Form every semester.
    • Bring Certificate of Eligibility with you.

The Department of Veteran Affairs also requires that all college and military transcripts and DD 214 Member 4’s are in your VA file with the certifying official. Benefits will not be submitted if not on file with this office by the 2nd semester.

Requesting DD 214

Military transcripts: Army, Marines & NavyAir Force

Step 4:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  MGIB-Chpts. 30,1606,1607,35 Post 9/11-Chpt 33 VR&E-Chpt 31 Hazlewood

Tuition/Fee

Student responsibility

30-Active Duty

1606-Reserve/Guard

1607-R/G called to AD-has ended

35-Dependant

Paid by VA to the institution.  If rate of pursuit is not 100% student is responsible for the remaining balance and any Out of State Tuition/Fee costs.

All tuition and fee

Paid by the VR&E directly to the institution.

150 semester hours Tuition/most Fees exempted. Must provide proof of non-eligibility of Post 9/11 benefits.

Book

Student Responsibility

VA will pay student $1000/yr or $41.67 per credit hour.

Books and supplie

Paid by VR&E to the institution.

N/A

Monthly Stipend

Determined by the number of credit hours enrolled in and which chapter approved for.

CHPT. 30= FT=$1857

1606=$369

1607=2+yrs $1485.60

35=$1024

 

FT=$1353/month

Online only-$806/month

To receive BAH must be enrolled in MORE than half time for the term.

FT=$605.44

Will increase with dependents.

 

If eligible for Post 9/11, can receive the same BAH instead of the above rate.

N/A

 

 

Exhausts when gone and /or for dependent children when they turn 26.

Election

Can transfer to chapter 33 and carry over unused time.

(36 m 10yrs from ETS to use it) 

Once elected can’t transfer to another chapter.

 (36m 15yrs from ETS to use it)

 

Must have a 10% service connected disability rating.

Exemption is entered for 1 academic year. Must fill out a renewal form after first use.

        

 

 


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