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.
- (Chapter 30) Montgomery GI Bill®- Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
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.
- (Chapter 31) Vocational Rehabilitation (with the Winston Salem Regional Office)
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.”
- (Chapter 33) Post 9/11 GI Bill®
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.
- (Chapter 35) Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
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.
- (Chapter 1606) Montgomery GI Bill®- Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
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.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.