CHAPTER 30: MONTGOMERY G.I. BILL: A contributory program which covers up to
36 months of training. The duration and amount of benefits are based on the total contribution made
while in service. Applications are submitted to the VA regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. A copy
of your DD 214- Separation from Active Duty must accompany this application (available to those
who served from 1985-present). To receive your monthly payment, you must call or go online and verify
your monthly attendance. Monthly attendance must be verified the last day of the month. The toll-free
number is: 1.877.823.2378 or the web site is:
CHAPTER 31: VA VOC REHAB: This is a program for veterans having a 20 percent or
higher disability. Duration of benefits is 36 months. The entire cost of education is paid by the
Veterans Administration. Veterans must attend a counseling session in person at the Divisions of
Vocational Rehabilitation in Winston-Salem prior to enrollment. If eligible, the division will send
an authorization to the college for billing purposes. The CCC&TI VA office will notify the
Business Office that you have authorization to charge tuition, fees, books and supplies. The veteran
does not incur any out-of-pocket expenses. All charges will be billed to the Veterans Administration
for payment. All correspondence and inquiries are submitted to the VA regional office in Winston-Salem.
CHAPTER 35: SURVIVORS AND DEPENDENTS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: This
program provides educational benefits to surviving spouse and children of deceased veterans (service
connected) or veterans currently having a 100 percent service-connected disability. Applications are
submitted to CCC&TI and then submitted to Atlanta for processing. The application is form VA 5490
for children and VA-5490W for widows of veterans. The VA regional office in Atlanta processes
applications and all support documentation.
CHAPTER 1606: MONTGOMERY GI BILL FOR RESERVIST/NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS: This program
provides benefits to active members of the reserve forces to upgrade educational levels. To be eligible
you must complete basic training and make at least a six-year commitment. Duration of benefits is 36
months, and you must attend mandatory drill functions and participate in annual training in order to
maintain benefits. To apply you must submit a notice of eligibility form DD 2384 (NOBE) and/or a DD-214
along with an application. All correspondence and inquiries are sent to the VA regional office in
Atlanta. To receive your monthly payment, you must call or go online and verify your monthly attendance.
Attendance must be verified the last day of each month. The toll-free number is: 1.877.823.2378 or the
website is: https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do
Procedures and Special Notes
VA Form 22-1990: Enrollment Certification- is completed by the VA officer and forwarded
to the appropriate VA regional office only after all appropriate documents have been submitted by
You must be enrolled in an approved program of study at CCC&TI before certification is possible.
You must fulfill the following requirements (1) Complete CCC&TI application for admissions,
(2) request an official high school or High School Equivalency transcript, (3) take placement test,
and (4) have all official college transcripts submitted, if you have previously attended college.
Transcripts from any college previously attended must be evaluated for transfer credit prior to
certification of enrollment. This includes any change of program at CCC&TI.
At CCC&TI enrollment is verified and courses are monitored during the semester. Excess courses
outside the structured curriculum are not allowed for payment of VA benefits.
All grades are monitored at the end of each academic term for accuracy of hours certified.
Attendance will be verified each academic term after drop/adds have been processed.
Changes of programs require documentation and submission of forms to VA. Come by the Financial Aid
office to ensure that your record is up-to-date.
Certification is for two academic semesters. Example: Certification for 2004-2005 started August 2004
and ends May 2005. You must be certified each academic year. If enrolling during the summer term,
you must register for your summer classes during early registration so you will not experience a
delay in payment.
Contact the VA office directly concerning any problems; especially if benefits are not received in
a timely manner.
VA will not pay for classes taken as a credit by exam (CR).
Benefits are paid on the following scale during the fall and spring semesters:
12 hours or more – full benefits
9-11 hours – three quarter
6-8 hours – one half
3-5 hours – tuition reimbursement
Benefits are paid on the following scale during the summer semester only.
7 hours or more – full benefits
5-6 hours – three quarter
4 hours – one half
Important Information for Veterans
APPLYING FOR BENEFITS - Eligibility for veterans' educational benefits is
determined by the Veterans Administration, not Caldwell Community College. What CCC&TI can
provide is the standard form used to apply for the benefits. Note: your
initial application requires the DD214 - Report of Separation from Active Duty. Be prepared to
supply this to the veterans’ officer early in the application process.
TIMEFRAMES - Completed applications cannot be forwarded from CCC&TI to
the appropriate VA office until you have completed all the admissions requirements. Once we
forward the information it normally takes 60 days or more for the VA to process it. (Approval
times vary with the particular program your entitlement falls under.) Additional delays often
occur if there are any questions about your separation status or if your files have to be
retrieved from another regional office. What this means is that you probably will not receive
your first check from the VA for at least two months after you begin attending classes. However,
this check will include back payments covering that waiting period. Thereafter, you will receive
checks regularly on a monthly basis.
MAINTAINING BENEFITS - In order to keep your benefits, you are obligated to attend
class(es) and maintain satisfactory progress in your chosen course of study. Only those classes
required for your degree are approved for payment. The amount you receive is based on the number of
academic hours for which you enroll. If you reduce that number during the academic term, it may
reduce your benefit payment. It is your responsibility to contact the VA and CCC&TI Financial
Aid office in order to correct this payment. If the account is not adjusted promptly, you could
be charged with an overpayment and be liable to repay money already received. This will affect
the amount of subsequent VA benefits if you continue in school. It will put you in debt if you
discontinue your studies.
QUESTIONS - If you have questions about your eligibility or payments, contact
the Veteran’s Coordinator at CCC&TI at 828.726.2714 or call the VA in Atlanta at
1.888.442.4551. You may also reach Myra Sanders by e-mail at