The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is here to assist students in finding the resources needed to be successful in school, such as applying for and receiving VA educational benefits to pay for college. The VRC is also a place where Veteran Students can study and network with one another. It is equipped with computers, resource literature, comfortable seating, and a lounge area. The GTCC chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) also holds its weekly meetings here.

Steps to a Successful Veterans Experience

For important steps to apply, receive, and maintain eligibility to receive VA educational benefits to attend GTCC, click here

Important Information You Need to Know

Rules and procedures that impact the amount of VA education benefits you received. Learn More.

Apply For Military/Veterans and Dependent’s Education

Resources to assist you with applying and receiving VA educational benefits. Learn More.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility criteria are complex. The following statements are general snippets about eligibility criteria. Students must file an application with the VA, www.vets.gov so they can determine if they are eligible and the conditions of their eligibility.

  • Post-9/11 GI-Bill® – (Chapter 33)
    • Served on active duty for at least 90 aggregate days on or after 09/11/2001 or discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Must waive all other educational benefits. Benefits may be transferable to spouse and children. (Complete VA Form 22-1990 (Veteran) or VA Form 22-1990E for dependents).
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty – (Chapter 30) – (Contributed $1200.00 while on Active Duty)
    • (Up to 36 months of education benefits) Generally benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. (Complete VA Form 22-1990)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve – (Chapter 1606)
    • The MGIB-SR program may be available if you are a member of the Selected Reserve/National Guard. (Complete VA Form 22-1990).
  • Dependents Educational Assistance Program – DEA (Chapter 35)
    • Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits. (Complete VA form 22-5490)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program –Voc. Rehab (Chapter 31)
    • Helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs through educational opportunities. Contact the VA State Regional Office for an appointment.
  • North Carolina Children’s Scholarship
    • Scholarships may be available for children of certain deceased, disabled or POW/MIA Veterans. Provided by the State of N.C. – not a federal program
  • TA Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Assistance)
    • Tuition Assistance may be provided to eligible Active Duty and Reserve members through their respective military units, Federal or State.
    • Need more information? Go to benefits.va.gov/gibill/ or call: 1-888-442-4551