Military Navigation

Augusta Technical College faculty and staff are committed to providing support needed for all military-affiliated students. We service veterans, military members, spouses, and dependents in furthering their education. There are a variety of GI Bills® and other forms of tuition assistance available. We recognize the needs of military-affiliated students, are supportive of your endeavors, and want to help you make a smooth transition to college life!

Visit us in the Military Service Center!
Augusta Technical College
Augusta Campus
Building 1300, Room 245

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday
Virtual Appointments Only

Getting Started with Augusta Technical College

Military Veteran
Student Checklist

Apply for Certificate of Eligibility

You will find the resources you need to apply for your benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (outlines benefits and eligibility requirements) and the Education Benefits Application (application for VA benefits).  File the appropriate form below with the VA and allow processing time (4 - 6 weeks). The application for education benefits is processed by the VA.

 

If you have previously used your GI Bill® benefits:

Please complete VA Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training).

If you have never used your GI Bill® benefits and you are within your ten year window:

Please complete VA Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits).

 

Paper Form: Print the signature page, sign your name, and mail it to the VA.
Electronic Application: Print a copy of the confirmation page for your records. When contacting the VA to check the status of your application, you will need this confirmation number.

The Active Duty Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for active duty service members to complete a high school diploma, associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. TA is not authorized for programs beyond a master’s degree and will not be approved to complete credentials at the same or a lower educational level.

All active duty service members, Drilling Reserves, and Drilling Guards must speak with their Education Service Officer(ESO) before contacting/applying for Augusta Technical College. After meeting with your ESO, you will complete the following steps to apply and access your benefits.

Step 1: Apply to Augusta Technical College

Step 2: Visit one of the following links to learn more about this program and create an account

Step 3: Speak with a VA Official - TA Application Steps

  • Bonita Jenkins, Military Navigator

 

All students who have been accepted and registered for classes, must email every semester: their final CONCISE student schedule and a current dated Certificate of Eligibility/Statement of Benefits/Dependent Education Assistance letter. They should send these documents to military@augustatech.edu every semester in order to be certified.

The Veterans Education Assistance program provides financial assistance for Veterans, their spouse(s), or dependent(s) to complete a high school diploma, associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. TA is not authorized for programs beyond a master’s degree and will not be approved to complete credentials at the same or a lower educational level.

Step 1: Apply for Admission to Augusta Technical College

Step 2: Apply for Benefits

To Learn More about these programs, log on to the VA website for Education and Training

Step 3: Pay Tuition and Fees

All students who have been accepted and registered for classes, must email every semester: their final CONCISE student schedule and a current dated Certificate of Eligibility/Statement of Benefits/Dependent Education Assistance letter. They should send these documents to military@augustatech.edu every semester in order to be certified.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) strives to provide practical, useful resources to ensure all military students succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment. The Augusta Tech chapter of SVA is open to all military-affiliated students and is free to join. It is a networking, resource driven, outreach, and support organization for students.

The Student Veterans of America logo consisting of a blue circle with a vertical laurel leaf crown opening at the top and a rising sun denoted by alternating blue striped radiating lines with the horizon in the middle of the circle displayed in shades of blue within it, a red ring frames the blue circle with seven red stars on the upper arch and alternating red-colored stripes on the bottom arch. ‘Student Veterans’ follows the arch on the top half of the blue inner circle with ‘of America’ following the bottom arch all in white capitalized letters. ‘SVA’ is centered on the blue circle in red, capitalized letters and a white outline. In the red circle, ‘Army’ and “Navy” appear in white font covering the last two stars on the left and right of the top arch. ‘Air Force’, ‘Coast Guard’, and ‘Marines’ are equally spaced along the bottom curve of the red ring also in white font.

 

 

A red banner with a white stitch border wraps the upper half of a golden circle with the words 'Purple Heart Trail Entity' in white, all capital letters. The golden circle is a metallic frame with the words 'Military Order of the Purple Heart' on the top half in white, all capital letters and 'Department of Georgia' on the bottom half in white, all capital letters. There are four golden stars separating the text sections; the stars are centered on the left and right of the golden circle. A golden heart-frame is at the bottom center of the golden circle with the heart's point resting between 'Department' and 'of'. The center top of the heart is a white shield with three gold stars side-by-side and two vertically stacked, horizontal lines, two laurel leaves frames the shield on the left and right. A golden bust of George Washington is centered on a black background within the golden heart. An image of the Flag of Georgia showing the blue square with three white stars on the left and two red stripes separated by a white stripe on the right contrasts with the silhouettes of three soldiers: the larges is the front center, the second largest is the right, and the smallest is on the left. ‘Purple Heart Technical College’ is centered below the emblem with the subheading ‘Honoring our Present…remembering our past & Preserving our Legacy’ in lavender purple, all capital letters on a white background.

 

 

Community & On-Campus Resources

 

 

An image of the American flag showing the lower right corner of the navy blue section with eleven white stars and four red strips separated by three white strips to the bottom and right of the navy blue section. A twisted chain laying on the blue section holds a pair of dog tags laying on the stripes.

 

 

  • Military Service Center (MSC) - Augusta Campus

Augusta Technical College’s Military Success Center is a space created specifically for military-affiliated students. It began as a grant from the Augusta Warrior Project and is still supported in many ways by AWP.  Stop by the center for resources to help you succeed in college; veteran-to-veteran support; a quiet space to study, rest between classes, or have lunch as well as computer access. For more information, contact Bonita Jenkins at 706.771.4031.

  • Military Lending Library (MLL) 

The Military Lending Library provides very limited assistance to students who have exhausted all financial assistance including the HOPE Grant and the Pell Grant and need assistance acquiring books for class. Books are loaned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The applications are available a month before the semester begins and information can be found in the MSC. The MLL also takes used textbook donations. Please see your Military Navigator, Bonita Jenkins for more information.

Academic support services are provided to Augusta Tech students by the staff of the Success Center on the Augusta, Thomson, and Waynesboro campuses, and at the Grovetown Center.  The free services include tutoring, help with Learning Support and credit classes in English, Math, Reading, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Technology, and Introduction to Computers (COMP 1000), as well as help with writing assignments for any course.  ACCUPLACER® placement test preparation is available for applicants.  Assistance in getting started with the Blackboard system for online and hybrid classes, and in improving general academic skills is also available.

 

 


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. Government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.