Welcome to Grayson College!

This Veterans Packet provides you with the information you need to begin using your Veteran Education Benefits at Grayson College. Please read through the information provided to make your transition to college a smooth one.

Please complete and return all attached paperwork to the Veterans Affairs office located in the Bridge between the Library and Student Center.

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GRAYSON COLLEGE VETERANS AFFAIRS CONTACT INFORMATION

Gary Starr

starrg@grayson.edu

Veterans Affairs Office Student Navigator

veterans@grayson.edu

903.415.2615


GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

APPLYING FOR VETERANS EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS:

In order to receive education benefits under the New 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

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.

VOCATIONAL REHAB EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Students who feel they qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services can go to the website: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/ to review eligibility guidelines. Veterans should apply online as indicated above or call 800-827-1000 to set up an appointment with a counselor.

WHAT THE VETERAN NEEDS TO BRING TO SCHOOL

HOW TO REQUEST A MILITARY TRANSCRIPT BY BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY - NAVY - MARINE CORPS - COAST GUARD:

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

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.

AIR FORCE:

Community College of the Air Force Transcript – CCAF

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

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST - 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

COLLEGE CREDIT FOR HEROES

Grayson College is participating in a state wide program to award college credit for military training in six 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

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

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