ETSU Office of Veteran Affairs Summary

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Transcript ETSU Office of Veteran Affairs Summary

Providing Quality Educational Assistance to America’s Heroes

It is our goal and honor to assist Veterans as they utilize their G.I. Bill benefits to pursue educational success at East Tennessee State University. Our staff is well aware of the difficulties that can be associated with transitioning from combat to the classroom. We hope to make that transition as smooth and convenient as possible. On behalf of this University and a grateful Nation we thank you for your service and welcome you to ETSU.

Active, Guard, and Reserve Forces

 ETSU has a long history of providing quality education to our veterans and their dependents  We have an outstanding ROTC department  Many current and former military personnel live in East Tennessee  Veterans are respected and rewarded for their service if they choose ETSU

 Ranked in the top 15% of G.I. Job’s Military Friendly Schools for the past 4 years (over 12,000 colleges and universities were rated)

      School is VA Approved Yellow Ribbon Participant Accepts College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Part of SOC Degree Network System Accepts the ACE recommendations for awarding credit for CLEP and/or DSST Regional Accreditation – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

East Tennessee State University Main Campus

Quillen College of Medicine

Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

ETSU at Kingsport

Chapter 30

Montgomery GI Bill  The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation  Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

Chapter 31

Vocational Rehabilitation  Assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.  For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, Vet Success offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Chapter 32

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)  To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:  Entered service for the first time between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985  Opened a contribution account before April 1, 1987

Chapter 33

Post 911 GI Bill  The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001  You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill .

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Chapter 35

Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.

The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on the-job training.

Chapter 1606

Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)  The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.  Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. VA makes the payments for this program.

 You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.

Chapter 1607

(REAP) Reserve Educational Assistance  Provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency  This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

ETSU Enrollment

600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Veterans/Dependants Using G.I. Bill

96 51 16 47 34 0 291

CHP 30 CHP 31 CHP 32 CHP 33 CHP 35 CHP 1606 CHP 1607

 SVA (Students Veterans of America)  AVECO Officials) (Association of Veterans Education Certifying  TEAVPA (TN Educational Association of Veterans Program Administrators)  SOC (Service members Opportunity Colleges Consortium)  NAVPA (National Association of Veteran Program Administrators)  Veterans Upward Bound

Kevin Flanary

(SFC USAR) ( Asst Registrar/ Veterans Affairs Coordinator )

Ms. Catelyn Pate

( Graduate Assistant ) 4-6 VA Federal Work Study Students Per Semester (Clerical Support)

Our staff consists entirely of Veterans or Dependants of Veterans

ETSU Office of Veterans Affairs 101-A Burgin- Dossett Hall Johnson City, TN 37614-1707 Office: 423-439-6819 Fax: 423-439-6604 Mon-Fri 8-4:30

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