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Veterans Benefit Program

Assistance with Veterans Education Benefit Programs

We coordinate federal and state education benefit programs for veterans and eligible dependents through Veterans Services. Our office will assist you with your application for benefits and certify your enrollment to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office. Our office is located in the Student Services Center at the Edgewood Campus: 790 Thomas More Parkway Edgewood, KY 41017

Megan Williams, School Certifying Official
(859) 442-1710

About Veterans Education Benefit Programs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers various education programs that provide benefits to veterans, service members, and some dependents of disabled or deceased veterans who want to pursue an education. A description of each program and eligibility information is available at the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you need additional assistance, you may call the US U.S. DVA toll free at 1-888-GI BILL (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor.

  • CHAPTER 30 (Montgomery GI Bill®/Active Duty Educational Assistance Program)
  • CHAPTER 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • CHAPTER 33 (The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008)
  • CHAPTER 35 (Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program)
  • CHAPTER 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill®/Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program)

Applying for Benefits

If you have never received education benefits, you must submit an application to the U.S. DVA for a determination of eligibility. It may take up to 12 weeks for the DVA to process your application and notify you of their determination.

If you have received VA education benefits before, but are now changing either your school or your program (major), you must submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training and provide a copy of your request to the Veterans Services Coordinator.

If you unable to apply online, you may obtain paper forms from the Veterans Services Coordinator.

Veterans must must alert the School Certifying Official of their enrollment via email each term. Once you’ve notified the SCO of your enrollment, you will be queued for certification and will receive a confirmation email once your classes and credit hours have been submitted to the VA.

Kentucky Tuition Waiver Program

A waiver of tuition is an education benefit provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of military service of certain disabled or deceased Kentucky veterans. The tuition waiver is provided for children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses, and un-remarried widows & widowers. An approved tuition waiver means a student may attend two-year or four-year schools, or vocational technical schools that are operated and funded by the Kentucky Department of Education.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.