The Office of the Registrar houses the Veteran Affairs Office. It serves as a liaison between the student eligible for Veteran benefits and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The Veteran Affairs Certifying Official is there to guide students in the application process, certify enrollment, and monitor program plans and academic progress.

Students are encouraged to explore educational benefit options:
  • (CHAPTER 30, NEW GI BILL (MONTGOMERY GI BILL)
    Entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985. Completed at least 2 years continuous active service; contributed $1200 to the program; received a high school diploma or GED; and received an honorable discharge.

  • ( CHAPTER 1606, NEW GI BILL (SELECTED RESERVE)
    Any person who enlists, re-enlists, or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than 6 years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985 and completed high school or GED, IADT, 180 days of service in the selective reserve and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the selective reserve.

  • (CHAPTER 32, VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)
    Entered the military service after January 1, 1977, contributed to the program, and did not contract with the Armed Forces under a delayed entry program. Benefits are dependent upon total contributions made and are calculated individually. No allowance is made for payment for dependents. Active duty service members may receive full VA educational entitlement under the VEAP program. Under specified conditions, participants under VEAP may be eligible to convert their entitlement to the New/Montgomery GI Bill.

  • (CHAPTER 35, DEPENDENTS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)
    This portion of 38 U.S.C. authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service, (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war, or missing in action.

  • (CHAPTER 31, VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION)
    Veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service related injury. For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation contact your assigned case manager.

  • (CHAPTER 1607, ACTIVATED RESERVISTS AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001)
    Certain reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001 may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

  • (CHAPTER 33, THE POST-9/11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008)
    The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days

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Notify Certifying Official at Paine College of Enrollment: Each semester veterans receiving benefits should submit the Veterans Information Form to initiate the enrollment certification process. Additionally, any change in academic program should also be noted. The form can be submitted via fax at 706-821-8398;can be emailed to gmclaughlin@paine.edu or brought in to the Office of the Registrar located in Room 114 of Haygood-Holsey Hall.

Should you have further questions and/or concerns please contact the Veteran Affairs Coordinator at gmclaughlin@paine.edu