The state approving agency for training veterans and dependents approves instructional programs for which veterans and their dependents may receive veteran's benefits. Students may apply for benefits by contacting the Veterans Service Office, Jefferson Professional Park, 855 Sunset Drive, Suite D-1, Athens, GA 30606. The telephone number for the Veterans Service Office in Athens is (706) 369-5630. The toll-free number for the Atlanta office is 1-800-827-1000.
As part of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 of title 38, United States Code, a veteran attending Athens Technical College who qualifies for chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, tuition and fees will be deemed covered and the veteran able to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides, to the educational institution, a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33. A certificate of eligibility can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Our institution will ensure that the entitled veteran will not be imposed any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from the VA under chapter 31 or 33.
Additional information on the veteran's affairs benefits program can be obtained by calling 1-888-GI BILL 1 (1-888-442-4551) or at www.gibill.va.gov.