Who we serve
Active duty personnel attending Georgia Highlands College and using the "GI Bill"
Veterans on active duty eligible to use the "GI Bill"
Members of the Active Reserve and/or National Guard
Disabled veterans retraining through VA Vocational Rehabilitation
Eligible dependent of 100% disabled or deceased veterans.
VA Educational Benefits
We encourage veterans attending Georgia Highlands College to contact us in person or by phone with any question they may have pertaining to their educational benefits. If we are unable to answer the question directly, we will refer the veteran to someone who can.
What is Veteran's Affairs phone number?
Where can I find the Veteran's Affairs website?
What is VA's toll free number?
Where may I obtain an application?
Applications may be obtained from your school (VA Form 22-1990 Veteran / Active Duty or VA Form 22-5490 Survivor and Dependents), from any VA regional office, or by calling the toll free number 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
I am a transfer student - what must I do to re-start my GI Bill?
What is the Work-Study program and who is eligible?
May I use VA education benefits for short-term high-cost programs, such as Novell and Microsoft certification?
How do I find out if a particular program is approved?
Can I change programs?
How long am I eligible?
Can I receive Tutorial assistance?
You may receive a special allowance for individual tutoring if you train in school at one time or more. To qualify, you must have a deficiency in a subject. Complete VA Form 22-1990t, Application and Enrollment Certification for Individual Tutorial Assistance.
Am I eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation?
You may be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation, if you have a service connected disability or any other disability rated by VA at 10% or more. For more information contact VOC REHAB, see http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm
What should I do if I do not receive a payment or a verification form?
Can I get an Advance Payment?
You may receive an advance payment for going to school. Advance payment isn't available for tests, a license, or certification. There are restrictions, first you have be out of school for at least one semester, and second it must be requested a received by the VA 30 days before classes begin. You may see the VA representative for more information.
Can I use my G.I. Bill for licensing and certification tests?
Can I get direct deposit?
What do I need to do once I am approved for benefits?
What do I need to do if I drop or withdraw from classes?
Can I get physical education credit for my military service?
In line with the University System of Georgia’s guidelines for physical education credit for military service, the Department of Physical Education at Georgia Highlands College provides the following exemptions:
PHED 1020, First Aid and CPR for service as a Medic
PHED 1100, Personal Fitness, for basic military training