Veterans Affairs

Welcome to the Veterans Affair Webpage for the

University South Carolina Beaufort.

 

This webpage is under construction.

 

Veterans must apply to USCB and be accepted into a degree seeking program to receive benefits.

Apply to USCB by following this link-- Apply Online   Please check with Admissions at (843) 208-8029 for updates on your status.

Veterans must also apply to VA for their benefits -- Apply at GI Bill website www.gibill.va.gov Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

Veterans Education Benefits

 

Chapter 30:

Montgomery
G.I. Bill

 

This program provides educational benefits to individuals that served on active duty. The Member 4 copy of your DD214 is required.

 

 Chapter 31:

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

 

Vocational Rehabilitation for Service-Disabled Veterans. This program is for individuals who have a compensable service connected disability and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs determines that training and rehabilitation services are needed to overcome an employment handicap.

Chapter 33:

New Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

This program is for 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 the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009.

Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate   tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and   VA will match the same amount as the institution. The University of South   Carolina Beaufort has agreed to accept an unlimited number of applicants who are eligible for the Post 9/11 (Ch. 33) benefit at the 100% rate.

Visit   http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html for more information.

Chapter 35:

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)

 
This program is for dependents (spouse or children) of individuals who died or are permanently disabled from service connected causes.
 
South Carolina Free Tuition for Children of Certain War Veterans, Police Officers, Firemen or Rescue Workers
Children of deceased or 100% disabled Veterans, who were killed or disabled during military service, can attend any SC State supported institutions up until   their 26th birthday and pay no tuition and fees. Children of deceased or 100% disabled police officers, firemen, or rescue workers, who were killed or disabled while on duty, can go to any SC State supported institution for a total of four years and pay no tuition and fees.
Visit  http://www.govoepp.state.sc.us/va/documents/ftapp.pdf  to apply for this special benefit.
 

 

Chapter 1606:

Montgomery G.I. Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

 

This program is available to members of the Selected Reserve, including the National Guard. A form DD2384 (NOBE) is required.

 

Chapter 1607:

Montgomery G.I. Bill – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

 

A Department of Defense education benefit developed to provide benefits for Reservists called to active duty after September 11, 2011 in response to a war or national emergency, as determined by the President or Congress. A member of a reserve component must have served at least 90 consecutive days or more regardless of duty status.

 

 

 

USCB VA Forms

Certification Form 

Prior Credit Form

Statement of Understanding 

 

 

Useful Links and Websites

 

GI Bill Website:
   www.gibill.va.gov

GI Bill 2008 – Calculate Your Benefits:

http://www.gibill2008.org/calculator.html

 

WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment):
   https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/default.cfm

Veterans ON-line Application Website (VONAPP):
   www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

SC Application for Free Tuition for Certain War Veterans' Children:
   www.govoepp.state.sc.us/va/ftapp.pdf

Vocational Rehab:
   www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents:
   www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.asp

Rebuild DD214:
   members.aol.com/forvets/dd214.htm

Request Military Documents:
   www.archives.gov/research_room/vetrecs/

General Army Educational Information:
   www.goarmy.com

Alternative Army Educational Programs:
   www.earmy.com

National Guard:
   www.soc.aascu.org/socguard/EdGuideBens.html

The Army's Transcript Service:
   aarts.army.mil

myPay:
   Manage your Pay Information, Leave & Earning Statements, W-2s and more.
   mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx

The Fund for Veterans' Education:
   Provides scholarships to veterans who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001.
   www.veteransfund.org

Payment Questions Chaps. 30, 35 & 1606, Atlanta Regional Office:
   (888) 442-4551

Payment Questions Chap. 31, Columbia Regional Office:
   (800) 827-1000

South Carolina State Tuition Waiver Columbia:
   (803) 255-4317

Debt Management Due to Overpayment Chaps. 30, 35 & 1606:
   (800) 227-0648