Veteran's Services at Georgia Tech
Atlanta Regional Office
PO Box 100026
Decatur, GA 30031-7026
Spring 2015 Phase IIGT Veterans Benefits Coordinator
January 5, 2015 is the first day of classes. January 9, 2015 is the last day to register, make schedule changes, and/or drop courses without a "W" grade for Spring Semester 2015 by 4:00pm ET
Spring 2015 Phase IGT Veterans Benefits Coordinator
Phase I registration is from 10/27- 11/14. All VA students should pre-register during Phase I registration.
Fall 2014GT Veterans Benefits Coordinator
The last day of classes is 12/05/14. Grades will be available on 12/16/2014.
To start using GI Bill education benefits, you must already be formally admitted to Georgia Institute of Technology. If you are a prospective student and need information about applying to Georgia Institute of Technology, please see the Undergraduate Admissions Office web site. Individuals wanting to utilize GI Bill education benefits are admitted by the same standards as regular students. If you haven't already applied to use GI Bill education benefits, please plan on applying at least two months before the start of your first term at Georgia Tech.
First time GI Bill Applicant
I have already applied for GI Bill Education Benefits
Once a student applies for education benefits, the DVA sends a certificate of eligibility (COE) letter stating the type of benefit awarded and the terms of eligibility under that benefit. A copy of the COE letter must be submitted to Eugenia Snead, school certifying official (SCO) via fax (404-894-0167) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I need to apply for GI Bill Benefits
I am the veteran
Veterans attending Georgia Tech must Apply for Benefits at the GI Bill web site. Once a student applies for education benefits, the DVA sends a certificate of eligibility (COE) letter stating the type of benefit awarded and the terms of eligibility under that benefit. A copy of the COE letter must be submitted to Eugenia Snead, school certifying official (SCO) via fax (404-894-0167) or e-mail (email@example.com).
I am the dependent/spouse of the veteran
A veteran may transfer Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member with the approval of the DoD. Information regarding transfer of benefits can be found here. Once the DoD approves transfer of benefits, the family member must submit form 22-1990e (Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits) online or by mailing the printable form.
Once the family member applies for education benefits, the DVA sends a certificate of eligibility (COE) letter stating the type of benefit awarded and the terms of eligibility under that benefit. A copy of the COE letter must be submitted to Eugenia Snead, school certifying official (SCO) via fax (404-894-0167) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Transferring GI Bill to Georgia Tech
Students who have used GI Bill education benefits at another college or university must fill out form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training). The form may be submitted online or the printable form can be mailed to the VA regional office in Atlanta.
A copy of the completed 22-1995 and a copy of the certificate of eligibility letter must be submitted to Eugenia Snead, school certifying official (SCO) via fax (404-894-0167) or e-mail (email@example.com).
Signing up for Yellow Ribbon
Formally admitted students who are eligible and who have already sent a copy of their certificate of eligibility (COE) letter to the SCO may be added to either the Yellow Ribbon participant list or the waiting list. Yellow Ribbon is given on a first come, first serve basis. If all 40 participant slots are taken when a student completes the participation request form the student will be placed on a waitlist until a slot becomes available.
The participation request form is submitted only one time, and once a student is given a participant slot for Yellow Ribbon, he is eligible to receive it until he exhausts his Ch 33 benefits, graduates, or stops attending Georgia Tech (loses registration eligibility from absence.
Types of Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many Veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for educational benefits. Currently, Georgia Tech participates in the following programs:
- Chapter 33 - The Post-9/11 GI Bill
- *Yellow Ribbon
- Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
- Chapter 31 - Vocational rehabilitation program
The school certifying official (SCO) releases an email to notify VA students that initial enrollment certifications will be submitted 45 days before the start of the academic term. At this time, students may ask any questions or request to not be certified. Submitting the initial enrollment certification 45 days prior to the start of the semester ensures that students' first monthly stipend will be issued on time.
For students under Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon, this is the first of two certifications. The first certification reports a student's enrollment for his/her monthly stipend. The second certification reports tuition and mandatory student fees (and Yellow Ribbon funding if applicable) after Phase II registration ends.
The Bursar's Office places a deferral on each Ch 33 student's account for the amount expected from the VA. This deferral prevents the assessment of late fees or schedule cancellation due to the pending tuition/fee balance. Students should make plans to pay whatever balance is not covered by Ch 33 (housing, parking, meal plan, etc.) by the regular payment deadlines.
Veteran students at Georgia Tech have ongoing responsibilities to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The DVA and the Veterans Services office at Georgia Tech closely monitor each veteran student's enrollment status and academic program. The student's entitlement is based upon the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled, and any changes in academic program. To ensure that a student's enrollment is certified to the VA accurately, please abide by the following requirements:
- Check the Georgia Tech veterans web page for current news
- Read notification emails sent to students from school certifying official (SCO)
- Email SCO if adjustments are made to class schedule during Phase II registration
- Email SCO if adjustments need to be made to schedule after Phase II registration ends
- Email SCO if changing address or academic major
Frequently Used Forms
Many of the VA forms can be submitted online. Below are the most frequently used printable forms. All other printable forms may be found at the Main VA Forms web site. Printable forms should be mailed to the VA regional office in Atlanta.
- 22-1990 Application for VA Education Benefits
- 22-1990e Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits
- 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
- 22-5495 Dependents' Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
- Course/Withdrawal Form
- Yellow Ribbon Participation Request Form