Veterans Benefits

Veterans Benefits:
Veterans attending Northshore Technical Community College may be eligible to receive benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs when pursuing a degree program. To be eligible for benefits, your classes must apply to one of the approved programs of study at NTCC. You must be enrolled in 12 credits to receive full benefits, but can receive a percentage of benefits for less than 12 credits. Review the content below for additional information.


Review one of the checklists below for step-by-step information about applying for veterans benefits.

How to Apply:


Choose a program of study and register for classes.

  1. Order your military transcripts/academic transcripts and request evaluation
  2. Apply for your Veterans Benefits (first use of benefits) OR complete a “Request for Change of Program or Place of Training – Form 22-1995 (if you have previously used benefits at another school)
  3. Submit the following documents as soon as possible to the Office of Student Financial Assistance:


Register for classes.

Submit the following documents as soon as possible to NTCC’s Financial Aid Office:

When ALL documents are submitted to the Office of Student Financial Assistance at or at any of our campus locations, we will certify your application via the Veteran Affairs Online Certification of Enrollment System (VA-ONCE)

Veteran's Responsibilities: 

As a recipient of Veterans Education Benefits, you are responsible for the following:

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress toward my educational degree
  • Notify the Office of Student Financial Aid Assistance of any class changes or Withdrawals. Failure to do so may result in termination of benefits and possibly having to repay initial VA Educational monthly awards
  • Enrolled in an approved program of study that leads to a degree or certificate and have all prior transcripts on file with Northshore Technical Community College.
  • Provide a degree audit along with a Request for VA Education Benefits Request Form for every semester that you register for classes and wish to receive benefits.
  • Understand that your will not be paid for courses previously passed at NTCC or other institutions. The Department of Veteran's will not pay for the repeat of satisfactorily completed courses (grades of A, B, C), except under special circumstances.

Types of Veterans Benefits: 

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty)
For veterans who served under active duty and contributed to the GI Bill fund

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
For veterans with a service-connected disability

Chapter 33 – 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 Sept. 11, 2001

Chapter 35 – Survivor & Dependent Educational Assistance
For children and spouses of veterans whose death or disability is service-connected

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserved/National Guard)
For members of Selected Reserve or Ready Reserve

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)
For veteran reserves who were called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency for at least 90 days after Sept. 11, 2001.

Additional Resources: 

  • 888-442-4551 – GI Bill Customer Service Line
  • 877-823-2378 – GI Bill Enrollment Verification Line

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