Veterans Educational Benefits

What benefits are available to me?

All MTC academic programs and some training programs are eligible for veterans education benefits.

You may be eligible for several types of veterans education and training benefits, but be aware that your decision to apply for a certain education benefit could impact your eligibility for other benefits. Check the VA website to compare all the educational benefits available through the VA.

Benefit Programs and Eligibility Requirements

If you are a prospective student, please visit our Admissions page to submit your application.

You must apply to the VA for your education before the college can certify you to use your benefits. You can do this online at www.va.gov.

To start using your VA Educational Benefits at Midlands Technical College, please follow the steps for your chapter indicated below.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

90 days active aggregate service (after 9/10/01) or 30 days continuous if discharged for disability.
Learn More at the VA Website

Please submit completed forms to MTC Veterans Affairs Office by mail or email veteransaffairs@midlandstech.edu.

  1. VA Certificate of Eligibility
  2. Enrollment Certification Request
  3. Complete Student Contract

Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30) 

2 yr. continuous enlistment (minimum duty varies by service date, branch, etc.)
Learn More at the VA Website

Please submit completed forms to MTC Veterans Affairs Office by mail or email veteransaffairs@midlandstech.edu.

  1. VA Certificate of Eligibility
  2. Enrollment Certification Request
  3. Complete Student Contract
  4. Verify your enrollment each month on WAVE

Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606) 

6 yr. commitment (after 6/30/85)
Learn More at the VA Website

Please submit completed forms to MTC Veterans Affairs Office by mail or email veteransaffairs@midlandstech.edu.

  1. VA Certificate of Eligibility
  2. Enrollment Certification Request
  3. Complete Student Contract
  4. Verify your enrollment each month on WAVE

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA/Chapter 35) 

Eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition
Learn More at the VA Website

Please submit completed forms to MTC Veterans Affairs Office by mail or email veteransaffairs@midlandstech.edu.

  1. VA Certificate of Eligibility
  2. Enrollment Certification Request
  3. Complete Student Contract

If you are the Dependent (Child) of a 100% Disabled War Veteran, you may qualify for Free Tuition for Certain War Veterans Children. To apply for this benefit, you may contact the State VA Office at 803-647-2435 or complete this form.

VA Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E/Chapter 31) 

For Veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Learn More at the VA Website

Please submit completed forms to MTC Veterans Affairs Office by mail or email veteransaffairs@midlandstech.edu.

  1. You should apply online with the VA
  2. Once you have been approved for VR&E, the VA will have you meet with your Voc Rehab Counselor. Your Case Manager will submit a VA form 22-1905 to the VA Certifying Official at MTC. You are not authorized to attend classes without a VA form 22-1905. The VA will also provide you with a Book Voucher to order your books from the campus bookstore. (https://midlandstech.bncollege.com/shop/midlands-tech/home)
  3. Enrollment Certification Request
  4. Complete Student Contract

Returning students please complete your Enrollment Certification Request each semester and submit to veteransaffairs@midlandstech.edu.

Enrollment Certification Request

Former military and MTC student, David Peacock

Contact Us

Want to talk to someone about your options? We have full-time VA offices on the Beltline and Airport Campuses. 

Airport Campus
Airport Student Center
ASC Room 254
1260 Lexington Dr.
West Columbia, SC 29170
803.738.7716

Beltline Campus
Beltline Student Center
BSC Room 130
316 South Beltline Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29205
803.738.7615

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Thursday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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