Higher Education for Veterans


THAT IS PERFECT FALL WEATHER. PERFECT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. THE OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND NORTHEAST STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HAS A LOT OF INFORMATION FOR VETERANS THAT ARE GOING TO SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME OR GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. JOHN AND HUNTER ARE HERE TODAY TO SHARE SOME INFORMATION FOR DEPENDENCE OF VETERANS WANT TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION. TELL US JOHN, TELL US ABOUT THE DEPENDENCE OF VETERANS AND THE PROGRAMS. THERE ARE TWO AVAILABLE THAT WOULD BE CHAPTER 35 AS WELL AS CHAPTER 33 TRANSFER OF ELIGIBILITY AND THE WAY YOU QUALIFY IS BASICALLY IF YOU ARE A SPOUSE OR A CHILD THAT HAS A 100% COMPLETE AND TOTAL SERVICE OR IF THE VETERAN DIED WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THOSE BENEFITS. CHAPTER 33 ESSENTIALLY WHAT THAT IS THE VETERAN WOULD’VE TRANSFERRED THEIR BENEFITS WHILE THEY WERE ON ACTIVE DUTY AND THAT IS WHAT HUNTER IS RECEIVING. TELL US ABOUT YOUR STORY. WITH MY DAD HE WAS A LIEUTENANT COLONEL RETIRED A FEW YEARS AGO AND HE TRANSFERRED HIS BENEFITS OVER TO ME YEARS AND YEARS AGO SO WHEN I CAME IT HELPED ME OUT TELLING ME YOU NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THESE BENEFITS BECAUSE WE CAN HELP YOU GO THROUGH COLLEGE. HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK THAT IS CORRECT IT IS PRETTY EASY. YOU JUST HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR THE G.I. BENEFITS FOR SCHOOL. WOULD’VE BEEN HARD FOR YOU TO GO TO SCHOOL IF YOU HADN’T HAVE THESE BENEFITS ASKED>>A LITTLE BIT. TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING.>>I AM MAJORING IN NURSING AND CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNICIAN SO WITH THE BENEFITS IT HELPS ME BIG TIME WITH THE TUITION. THERE IS I ALWAYS A JOB MARKET FOR GOOD NURSES SO YOU KNOW THERE WILL BE A JOB FOR YOU. JOHN, THIS IS A SUCCESS STORY FOR THE OFFICE. TELL US ABOUT THE OFFICE. TELL US WHAT YOU DO. A TYPICAL DAY YOU CAN HAVE A VETERAN COME IN AND MAYBE COMING ACTIVE DUTY WERE RESERVIST OR GUARDSMEN THEY WILL COME IN AND WE CAN HELP THE BENEFITS AND AS WELL AS EVERYTHING WITH THE ADMISSIONS AND WE CAN PRETTY MUCH DO IT AND MY PERSONAL MOTTO IS SHOWING IS BETTER THAN TELLING. DO YOU FEEL LIKE A LOT DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE BENEFITS? I DO, ESPECIALLY DEPENDENCE. WHEN I LEFT ACTIVE DUTY IN 1995 YOU KNEW YOU HAD THE G.I. BILL AND A LOT OF DEPENDENCE WITH CHAPTER 35, THEY HAVE NO IDEA SO THAT IS SOMETHING WE ARE TRYING TO PUSH. WHAT DEMOGRAPHIC CAN REALLY REACH OUT TO AND THAT’S WHERE WE CAME UP WITH IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY. GREAT INFORMATION. GREAT STORY. I’M GLAD EVERYTHING WENT WELL.

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