We look forward to assisting you to reach your education goals as well as those of dependents and or spouses of deceased soldiers through Dependents Educational Assistance.

Student Responsibilities

In order to comply with the laws governing VA education benefits. It is your responsibility as a student to do the following:

  • You must supply the school with a copy of your DD214 and a copy of any letters pertaining to your VA education benefits.
  • After registering, notify the Registrar’s Office so that we can complete your registration and report your status to the V.A.
  • Notify the Registrar’s Office when you drop or add a class; change your address, receive an incomplete or non punitive grade; withdraw from the College.

Chapter Benefits

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill- Active Duty
    Persons who entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985, and had their military pay reduced by a non-refundable $100 per month contribution for 12 months, may qualify for this program. These persons must have served a minimum of two years, and must have an honorable discharge.
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill- Active Duty
    This program provides for current members of the Reserves and National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted or extended their enlistment for a period of six years after July 1, 1985.
  • Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
    This program provides benefits for spouses and dependents of veterans who died or are 100% disabled, due to service connected causes.
  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
    Eligibility for this program is determined by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This program provides payment of tuition, fees, books and a monthly subsistence allowance.
  • Chapter 32 – Post -Vietnam Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
    This program provides benefits to persons who initially entered the service prior to July 1, 1985.
  • Chapter 33 – New Post-9/11 GI Bill
    This program provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for this program.
  • Chapter 33- Yellow Ribbon Program
    The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The Institution can contribute up to 50% of expenses, and the VA will match the same amount as the Institution.

Title IV funds will no longer affect your GI Bill benefits.


Tusculum has long offered assistance to veterans returning to higher education and supports veterans with their admissions and financial aid questions. For more information on the Yellow Ribbon program or other assistance provided by Tusculum, contact:

Dale Laney
Director of Veterans Services
423-636-7371 (Campus Ext 5371)


Pat Simons
Coordinator of Student Information