Through the Veteran's Center at Surry Community College, veteran’s have the opportunity to take advantage of educational benefits. These benefits vary based on the chapter and eligibility is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
In order to take advantage of the following benefits, students must follow the admissions requirements of Surry Community College, as well as the requirements of the Financial Aid Office and Veteran's Office. Students eligible to receive VA educational benefits must select a program of study. Most programs of study offered are approved for students to receive educational benefits administered by the VA.
The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is designed to assist veterans who have disabilities received while serving in the military “prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.”
The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to 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. Students must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the new bill.
The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition.
The Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.