Veterans Services


Southern Regional Technical College is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to our veterans, current military, and their dependents. Our goal is to assist veterans, current service personnel and/or their dependents with meeting their educational endeavors. Although we do not determine eligibility for VA benefits, with your assistance, our offices are here to assist you with certifying your enrollment to VA in an accurate and timely manner. This page is designed to provide you with information you may need to be a successful student at Southern Regional Technical College.


Educational Benefits


Former service personnel, current military service members, and their dependents may be eligible for education benefits provided by Veterans Affairs. Southern Regional Technical College has staff available in the Financial Aid Offices on our Thomasville Campus and Moultrie Veterans Parkway Campus to help you understand and maximize the benefits you’ve earned. For specific information about your GI Bill educational benefits, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill call 1-888-GI-Bill (1-888-442-4551).

Chapter 33

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 30

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Chapter 1606

Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Chapter 1607

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Chapter 32

Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Chapter 35

Survivor’s and Dependent’s Educational Assistance (DEA)

Chapter 31

VA Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities

Military Tuition
Assistance Programs

Army w Air Force w Marines w Coast Guard w Navy

MyCAA

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts


Applying for Veterans Educational Benefits


If this is your initial claim for educational benefits, you will need to complete an Application for Benefits (VA form 22-1990).

ONLINE:

• Go to www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

• Click on Education & Training

• Click on For Students

• Click on Get Started

• Click on Apply for Benefits

• Click on Apply Online

• Complete the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP)

PRINT:

You are also able to print the Application for Benefits (VA form 22-1990) through http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

ASSISTANCE

Visit a local Georgia Department of Veterans Service for assistance with completing the VA form 22-1990.


What does SRTC need to certify your educational benefits?

  • Certificate of Eligibility from Veteran Affairs
  • Official transcript from ALL colleges you have attended
  • SRTC Student Memorandum of Understanding
  • A copy of your course registration each semester
  • Notification of any changes to program, courses, address, etc.
  • VA Form 22-1995/22-5495, if applicable

When will my benefits be available and how much?

For initial certifications at SRTC, we ask that you allow up to six weeks for the Veterans Affairs Department to process your benefits. Due to high volume during the beginning of terms, it has been our experience that the Veterans Affairs Department can be slow processing these initial claims.

The amount of funding available depends on what the Department of Veterans Affairs determines you are eligible to receive based on location, type and time of service. Students are encouraged to apply for federal and state financial aid programs. For more information on other types of financial aid available, please refer to the Financial Aid link on the Southern Regional Technical College website.


Change of Program/Place of Training

If you are changing your program major, you will need to complete a Request for Change of Program or Change of Place of Training form (VA Form 22-1995/VA Form 22-5495 for Chapter 35).

If you have already been approved for VA educational benefits and decide to transfer the benefits to our institution, you will need to complete a Request for Change of Program or Change of Place of Training form (VA Form 22-1995/VA Form 22-5495 for Chapter 35).

To obtain a copy of the Request for Change of Program or Change of Place of Training form, please click on the form below or visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill to download the form. Once you have completed the form, drop it by one of our Financial Aid Offices at Southern Regional Technical College.

Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form
Request for Change of Program/Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance (Chapter 35) Form


Certification of Enrollment


Once our office has determined your eligibility for education benefits, our School Certifying Official (SCO) will verify your enrollment at Southern Regional Technical College and submit a certification to the VA Regional Office. It is important you notify the SCO when you have registered for courses at the beginning of each semester. This will ensure your benefits are processed in a timely manner.

Cindy Murray

FA Specialist / VA Certifying Official

VA School

Certifying Official

Moultrie Veterans Parkway

Phone: 229.217.4131

cmurray@southernregional.edu


Monthly Enrollment Verification of Attendance


1-877-823-2378 or www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

*Required for Chapters 30, 1606, and 1607


Enrollment Status Changes and Withdrawals


It is your responsibility, as a student, to notify a SRTC School Certifying Official immediately of any changes in your enrollment status, program of study, place of training, etc. These changes may impact your eligibility for VA benefits and could possibility result in a debt to VA.

Forms (click on the form name to download)

Southern Regional Technical College Veteran Student Memorandum of Understanding Form

Southern Regional Technical College Veteran Release of Information Request

Southern Regional Technical College Veteran Student Resource Guide

Southern Regional Education Decision Tools

Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form

Request for Change of Program/Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance (Chapter 35) Form


Resources


Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

1-888-GI-BILL-1

Monthly Enrollment Verification of Attendance

(WAVE)

877-823-2378

www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

Veterans Crisis Line

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Phone: 800-273-8255 x1

Text: 838255

Web: http://veteranscrisisline.net

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

877-4AID-VET

SRTC Foundation Office (Scholarships)

229-225-3977

Building A, Room 223

SRTC Library

Grady County

229-378-2910

Moultrie Industrial Drive

229-217-4208

Building 400, Room 402

Moultrie Veterans Parkway

229-891-7020

Building A, Room A155

Thomasville

229-225-3958

Building D, Room 52

Tifton

229-391-2623

Building A, Room A120

Counseling / Disability Services

Dr. Jeanine Long

229-227-2668

jlong@southernregional.edu

Student Success Centers

Moultrie Veterans Parkway

229-891-7000

Building A, Room 213


Thomasville

229-225-5003 or 229-227-3176

Building A, Room 239

Monday-Thursday 8 am – 8 pm

Tifton

229-391-2600

Building A, Room 132

Registrar’s Office

Moultrie Veterans Parkway

229-217-4135

Distance Education

Online Learning

Moultrie Veterans Parkway

229-217-4172

Building B, Room B220

Thomasville

229-225-3958

Building A, Room #52

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

www.fafsa.gov

School Code: 005615

Green Zone Staff Members

Moultrie IDC
Mike Clements
Tim Morton

Moultrie VPC
Katie Harrison
Cindy Murray
Udella Spicer
Adriane Thomas
Michael Young

Thomasville
Neil Clements
Ed Fritz
Sharon Poitevint
Jennifer Reynolds
Larry Russell
Magan Swilley

Tifton
Sandra Buckholts
Pat Hill
Priscilla Hunter
Danny Patterson
Kris Strawder


Learn More


We're here to help, and it's easy to get started. Call, email or stop by one of our Financial Aid Offices with any questions or needs you may have.

Contact our SRTC Financial Aid Office Thomasville Campus at (229)225-5036 or our Moultrie Veterans Parkway Campus at (229) 217.4131; or you can email one of our school certifying officials listed above.