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Information for Veterans & Dependents

Welcome to Grayson College Veterans Services office!

The Veterans Services Office (VSO) provides services and support for all of your Veteran Affairs and State of Texas education benefits. In addition to certifying your benefits, they can answer questions and provide assistance with Financial Aid and Scholarships. The VSO serves the needs of all military-affiliated students, prospective student veterans and dependents with uniquely tailored campus and community resources. The office works with other campus offices to focus on the transition and retention of veterans. We are here to serve you and connect you to the rest of campus. THANK YOU for your service to our country and we stand ready to serve you as you pursue your education. Please visit our Student Veteran Association FB page for the most up to date information on upcoming deadlines, events, service projects and scholarships!

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

Apply for Admission at Grayson College

  • submit a copy of your High School Transcript or GED.
  • Submit proof of Meningitis Vaccination

Visit My Viking to complete the following:

  • Apply for Financial Aid and scholarships
  • Register for College 101
  • Check with VA office for testing exemptions and/ or requirements. Scores or exemptions are required prior to signing up for classes
  • Provide copies of all transcripts if you have attended any other institution(s). Request that your transcript(s) be evaluated and credit will be awarded, where applicable>
  • Meet with Veterans Advisor (Counseling Office): Select courses. Register for classes
  • Final Steps: Pay tuition and fees (online or Business Office)
  • Obtain Student ID (Life Center)

APPLYING FOR VETERANS EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS:

In order to receive education benefits under the Post-9/11 or other Montgomery GI Bill programs students must complete an application. Once this application is processed the Veterans Administration Office notifies each applicant by mail whether they qualify for benefits or not.

A “Certificate of Eligibility” is sent to those students who do qualify. This certificate tells the veteran how many months of entitlement they will receive and when their benefits expire. Students must bring a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility to the school in order to receive monthly benefit amounts.

HOW TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS ONLINE 

  • Go to: www.ebenefits.va.gov
  • Click: Apply for Benefits (top left corner)
  • Click: Launch VONAPP and apply for benefits
  • Complete: VONAPP or Veterans Online Application
  • Once you submit your application we recommend that you print a copy for your records; doing so may save you time and money!

If you do not have the capability to apply online, you can visit the Veterans Affairs office located in the Bridge. A Student Navigator will assist you with your application. Or you may call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to have a form mailed to you.

WHAT THE VETERAN NEEDS TO BRING TO SCHOOL

  • DD-214 – Member 4 or Service-2 copy
  • Request a copy of DD-214 at: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/ or via  VA Ask a Question 
  • Military Transcripts & College Credit for Heroes Evaluation – see below
  • Official College Transcripts from ALL prior colleges
  • Copy of Application for Benefits and/or
  • Copy of Certificate of Eligibility
  • Request duplicate copies at the Department of Veteran Affairs Education Call Center 1-888-442-4551

HOW TO REQUEST A MILITARY TRANSCRIPT BY BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY - NAVY - MARINE CORPS - COAST GUARD:

Joint Service Transcript (JST) - https://jst.doded.mil/

  • If you are prior Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy and do not have access to a Common Access Card (CAC) reader, then REGISTER for a JST account first.
  • Once registered Log into the JST system.
  • Click on the 'Transcripts' tab at the top of the page and then click the'Official Transcript Request' tab.
  • Type in Grayson College and click 'search' or hit the enter key.
  • On the order page verify all information is correct and chose a delivery method:

Online Delivery - You can order as many transcripts as needed for on-line delivery. Transcripts ordered by will be delivered via the web on the next business day.Mail - Only 2 transcripts within 30 days can be ordered due to production and postage costs. Hard copies will be mailed on the next business day.

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Grayson College is participating in a state wide program to award college credit for military training in sseven program areas. If you are interested in any of the programs listed below, please contact the College Credit for Heroes staff located in the Veterans Affairs office in the Student Life Center Bridge.

College Credit for Heroes Programs at Grayson College:

Electrical Technology; OSHA Safety Certification; Machining; Industrial Maintenance; Heating and Air Conditioning Technology; Welding Technology & Health Sciences

Also, you can visit www.collegecreditforheroes.org to request an official evaluation of your military training.

AIR FORCE:

Community College of the Air Force Transcript – CCAF

To request official transcript - go to: https://www.credentials-inc.com/tplus/?ALUMTRO012308

BRANCH CONTACTS

Army and National Guard:

E-Mail : usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd- aarts@mail.mil 

Toll Free: 1-888-276-9472 

Official Transcript Request Form (Army)

Coast Guard USCG Institute

E-Mail: CGI-PF-ed_transcripts@uscg.mil 

Fax: (405) 954-7249 

Marine Corps

JST Technology Operations Center 

E-Mail: jst@doded.mil 
Fax: Comm: (850) 452-1909 
DSN: 459-1909 

Navy

Virtual Education Center (VEC) 

E-Mail: vec@navy.mil 
Fax: Comm: (757) 492-5095 
DSN: 492-5095 
Toll Free: 1-877-838-1659

ACE MILITARY GUIDE:

The ACE Military Guide for Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services can be found on the website:http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Military-Guide-Online.aspx