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Atlanta Technical College’s Veteran Services is committed to providing direct assistance to student’s receiving educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Although, our main goal is the initiation and assured continuation of educational benefits, we are available to provide supportive services to Veterans, National Guardsmen, Reservists, and eligible beneficiaries enrolled at Atlanta Technical College.
Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in just a few steps:
Specific information on each chapter can be found on the VA’s website: https://www.va.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool
The Business Office will continually notify students via their student email account until their account balance is paid in full by the semester’s payment deadline. Under the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-407), Atlanta Technical College allows our GI Bill and VR&E students (Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 beneficiaries) to attend a course of education or training for up to 90 days from the date the start of the term, if the student provides a valid certificate of eligibility, or VAF 28-1905 to the VA Team. For Non-Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 beneficiaries, if tuition and fees payment is not received by the payment deadline, then the student’s course schedule would be removed by ATC Business Office, and the student would not have a financial penalty due to the college for tuition and fees. Students will receive a warning message from the Bursar to confirm the date of this process. Please contact the Certifying Official if you have questions or concerns on submitting tuition and fees payment(s) by the payment deadline. Please read section carefully to review the financial agreement for Atlanta Technical College.
Students utilizing Tuition Assistance (TA) through the Department of Defense (DOD), who withdraw from any course before the 60% point of the term, will have unearned funds returned on a proportional basis to the TA program. The calculation will be based on: number of days completed divided by total days in the enrollment period (semester).
Financial Aid students may visit the ATC Bookstore if they have a financial aid credit on their account summary, this option is available the first two weeks of school.
Chapter 31 students may visit the Bookstore to purchase required books/supplies, up to $40, and other expenses approved on their VAF 28-1905 form approved by VRC.
Chapter 33 students receive a yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000.00 paid proportionately based on enrollment.
Before the start of each term, to receive your first month of eligible monthly payment(s) at the appropriate time from VA, please submit your class schedule to your VA Team no later than three weeks before the start of the term, and submit any changes that may follow, in person or via email.
All students receiving Chapter 30 or Chapter 1606 benefits must verify their monthly enrollment no earlier than the last day of each month or after. The benefit (monetary award) will not be released by the VA until this is done. Enrollment verification can be accomplished by using the VA toll-free telephone number 1.877.823.2378 or the WAVE feature found on the VA website www.ebenefits.va.gov.
Chapter 35 students enrolled in Diploma and Certificate programs only, must verify monthly enrollment no earlier than the last day of each month or after by contacting the VA toll-free telephone number 1.877.823.2378.
Questions regarding student eligibility and approved payment(s) should be directed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office.
Phone: 1.888.GI.BILL.1 (1.888.442.4551)
Ask a Question Online: www.gibill.custhelp.va.gov, click on “Ask a Question or Find Answers.
The ATC Veterans’ Club was established to provide support and a forum for those interested in veterans’ issues. Club events may include, but are not limited to, film discussions, guest speakers, community service, field trips, and social events. Membership is open to any student, staff member, or faculty member with an interest in veterans’ issues. For more information, please contact Veterans’ Club Advisor Bernita Banks by e-mail or phone at 404.225.4022 for meeting times, and upcoming events.