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
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
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
 Entered
service for the first time between
January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985
 Opened
1, 1987
a contribution account before April
 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
 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 onthe-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
You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education
 Chapter
1607 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.
ETSU Enrollment
Veterans/Dependants Using G.I. Bill
CHP 30
CHP 31
CHP 32
CHP 33
CHP 35
CHP 1606
CHP 1607
SVA (Students Veterans of America)
AVECO (Association of Veterans Education Certifying
TEAVPA (TN Educational Association of Veterans Program
SOC (Service members Opportunity Colleges Consortium)
NAVPA (National Association of Veteran Program
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
[email protected]

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