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Veteran Educational Benefits

Eligible veterans can receive assistance by applying for education benefits through Converse’s VA Certifying Official in the Financial Planning Office. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is the only agency that can determine eligibility for and award this benefit. To determine eligibility, call the VA Regional Office at (888-442-4551), then contact the Financial Planning Office to obtain the appropriate forms for certification.

  • Chapter 30 The Montgomery G.I. Bill. This program provides educational benefits to individuals entering military service after June 30, 1985. A form DD 214 Member 4 is required.
  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation for Service-Disabled Veterans. This program is for individuals who have a compensable service connected disability and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs determines that training and rehabilitation services are needed to overcome an employment handicap.
  • Chapter 35 Dependents Educational Assistance Program. This program is for dependents (spouse or children) of individuals who die or are permanently disabled from service connected causes.
  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery G.I. Bill-Selected Reserve. This program is available to members of the Selected Reserve, including the National Guard. A form DD 2384 (NOBE) is required.
  • Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program. This program is available to members of a reserve component who serve on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, for a contingency operation. A form DD 214 or a copy of the orders is required.
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. To be eligible, the service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001. A form DD 214 or a copy of orders is required.

Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for information pertaining to VA benefits on the following topics.

  • Academic Requirements
  • Address Changes
  • Advanced Payment Request
  • Class Attendance
  • Drops and Withdrawals
  • Eligible Courses
  • Internet/Online, Hybrid and Video Courses
  • Non-punitive Grading/Mitigating Circumstances
  • Prior Credit
  • Program Changes
  • Repeated Courses

To apply for benefits and learn more about educational benefits for veterans, visit the GI Bill website.

VA students may receive monetary assistance from the VA to pay for a tutor, if one is required.

This program was established to provide financial assistance to members of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard. NGCAP covers the cost of attendance, as defined by federal regulations, up to a maximum amount each award year. The maximum amount will be determined annually by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education (CHE). Students who have earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree are not eligible. To qualify, you must be in good standing with the active National Guard at the beginning of each academic year and remain a member in good standing throughout the entire academic year, maintain satisfactory academic progress, be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident and satisfy additional eligibility requirements as may be promulgated by CHE. The S.C. National Guard is responsible for providing a list of all eligible Guard members to CHE which will in turn notify the College. To be awarded, you must be on the list from CHE.