2020-2021 Catalog

Veterans’ Benefits

Veterans’ benefits are available to qualified veterans and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. Applicants should contact the financial aid office on the campus of GNTC the student plans to attend in order to obtain an application. Tuition refunds for students receiving veterans’ benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs will be prorated over the length of the course. The fees are non-refundable.

Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) School Compliance

NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 and ending on the earlier of the dates below. A “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31 authorization purposes..

  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College will ensure that the covered individual will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

In addition, Georgia Northwestern Technical College requires the covered individual to take the following additional actions:

  1. Submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education.
  2. Submit a written request to use such entitlement.
  3. Provide additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by the educational institution.
  4. A required payment or fee may be imposed for the amount that is the difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement.