Harrison College accepts all types of veterans and military benefits from every branch of the armed forces. If you are a veteran or currently active in the military, you may access general information about your benefits by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Generally the first step to applying for benefits is filling out a Form 22-1990. However, there may be a few other forms that will need to be filled out, so it is strongly suggested that you call or e-mail Veterans Affairs to find out specifically what steps to take. You can obtain additional information by going to the website above.
If you have a service-connected disability, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits. You may get additional information about vocational rehabilitation entitlements by calling 1-800-827-1000 or visiting www.vetsuccess.gov.
Harrison College Military Service Award
Harrison College proudly offers an award to active duty, reservist, natuonal guard, retirees, veterans and eligible dependents of military personnel. Award amounts vary but may reduce tuition by as much as 50% depending upon eligibility.
For Active Duty service members utilizing their military tuition assistance the Harrison College military Service Award may reduce tuition by as much as 50%, depending upon eligibility.
For Reservist, National Guard, Retirees, Veterans, and eligible dependents of military personnel the Harrison College Military Service Award may reduce tuition by as much as 30%, depending upon eligibility. For details and eligibility requirements, please contact a Harrison College Admissions Representative or learn more about Military Students at Harrison College.
*Dependents will be required to provide proof of a military identification card for verification purposes.
Military Tuition Assistance
Currently, the military services pay tuition assistance (TA) at the rate of 100% with a $166 cap per quarter hour and a $4,500 annual limit. If you elect to use military tuition assistance, you should start with your local installation’s education office where you will receive help in developing an education plan. This is usually required before you may apply for military tuition assistance. Then you must submit the completed authorization form to your Harrison College Financial Aid Analyst.
The Military Assistance Top-Up Benefit
On October 30, 2000, President George W. Bush signed into law an amendment to the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty education program that permits VA to pay a Tuition Assistance Top-up benefit. The amount of the benefit can be equal to the difference between the total cost of a college course and the amount of Tuition Assistance that is paid by the military for the course. To be eligible, you must be approved for federal Tuition Assistance by a military department and be eligible for MGIB Active Duty benefits. To be eligible for MGIB benefits, the person must be an MGIB Active Duty participant and must have served at least two full years on Active Duty.
The amount of the benefit is limited to the amount that the person would receive for the same course if regular MGIB benefits were being paid. In no case can the amount paid by the military combined with the amount paid by VA be more than the total cost of the course.
If a person receives the Top-up benefit, his or her regular MGIB benefits will be reduced. The amount of entitlement charged for Top-up payments is determined by dividing the amount of the payment by the claimant's full-time monthly rate.
The benefit is available for all courses that began on or after October 30, 2000. A copy of the Tuition Assistance Authorization form for the course that has been signed by an authorized military official will be required. People who have not requested MGIB benefits before should submit a VA Form 22-1990 to establish eligibility.
The application and other evidence should be sent to one of VA's four education processing offices in Atlanta, Buffalo, Muskogee (OK), or St. Louis. Addresses of the processing offices and the application form are available from the GI Bill Benefits Website. Claims should specify that Tuition Assistance Top-up is being claimed.
Imagine America Military Award
If you are an active duty member, honorably discharged or retired veteran of the United States Armed Forces you may also qualify for the Imagine America Military Award Program. This program helps those in the military receive career education as a means to transitioning into civilian life.