If you are a veteran or currently involved with the military, we want to extend our thanks to you in the best way we know how: by supporting you during your education, offering our Military Service Award for eligible individuals and making your time at Harrison College productive and rewarding. To find out how Harrison will help you pursue your dreams of gaining a supportive education and getting relevant career experience, explore the links below.
View the links below to explore our military financial aid options and answer your questions about education for veterans.
We are ready to assist you as you make the transition from military life back to education and beyond. We have Financial Aid Analysts who are familiar with the Montgomery G.I. Bill and VA educational benefits process. If you would like to speak with a Harrison College representative who will serve as a personal guide to you, please call 888.544.4422.
Below are some resources that we think will help you with your transition into college.
As a military service member’s spouse, you may be eligible for additional help from us through our Military Service Award. Please contact an admissions representative for more information about how we can help you or call 888.544.4422.
You are eligible for this if you:
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. The program offers a number of services to help each eligible disabled veteran reach his or her rehabilitation goal. These services include vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance, and, if needed, medical and dental treatment. Services generally last up to 48 months, but they can be extended in certain instances.
You are eligible for this if you:
Benefits are dependent upon total contributions made and are calculated individually. No allowance is made for payment for dependents. Active duty service members may receive full VA educational entitlement under the VEAP program. Under specified conditions, participants under VEAP may be eligible to convert their entitlement to the New/Montgomery GI Bill.
Eligible individuals include those who serve on active duty at least 90 aggregate days beginning on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of continuous service. Discharged individuals must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible or have a discharge or release for a medical condition Existing Prior to Service (EPTS), Hardship (HDSP) or Condition Interfering with Duty (CIWD).
This portion of 38 U.S.C. authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service, (100 percent disabled) or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or missing in action. Age limit restrictions may apply.
This is for any person who enlists, re-enlists, or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than six years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985, and completed high school or GED, IADT, 180 days of service in the selective reserve and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the selective reserve.
Certain reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001 may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs prefers all forms to be completed online in order to ensure timely processing. The necessary forms can be found at the following link by selecting apply online and viewing the first bullet at this location.
If you are a Veteran, Choose ONE of these two applications (22-1990 or 22-1995) based on your answer to the following question:
Have you used your VA education benefits in the past?
If NO, you will need VA form 22-1990 and the following paperwork:
If YES, you will need VA form 22-1995 and the following paperwork:
If you are a Dependent or Survivor of a Veteran, choose ONE of these two applications (22-5490 or 22-5495) based on your answer to the following question:
As a Dependent or Survivor of a Veteran, have you used your VA education benefits in the past?
If NO, you will need VA form 22-5490 and the VONAPP.
If YES, you will need VA form 22-5495 and the VONAPP.
Students who have a Certificate of Eligibility (must specify Harrison College) or a VONAPP can submit one of these forms instead of a regular VA application. However, the supporting paperwork that is needed with the VA applications is also needed with the Certificate of Eligibility and VONAPP. Failure to submit the supporting paperwork with your Certificate of Eligibility or VONAPP will result in a delay of your VA entitlements.
If you do not know which regional VA office processes your VA entitlements, please review their website below to identify which states are covered under their jurisdiction.
Western Region Jurisdiction
Muskogee VA Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
Southern Region Jurisdiction
Atlanta VA Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031-7022
Central Region Jurisdiction
St. Louis VA Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
Eastern Region Jurisdiction
Buffalo VA Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
Do you have a question pertaining to your education benefits that needs to be answered by the Federal VA? You can now search the Federal VA's knowledge base for your answer. If you do not see the answer you are looking for, you can submit your question directly to the Federal VA via their website.
If you have misplaced or lost your original DD-214, you can request another copy from the National Archive and Records Administration for your records.
Harrison College may grant credit for documented military experience based on the recommendations of American Council on Education (ACE). ACE was created to recognize the educational value of military training and experience and to determine the amount and level of academic credit that should be awarded based on that training and those experiences.
In order to grant credit to veterans based on the ACE recommendations, you must have an official transcript sent from your branch of the service to Harrison College.
Military transcripts typically include documentation of the following along with ACE recommendations for awarding credit for each.
For more information on tuition assistance in your specific branch of service:
For the National Guard and Reservist: