Midlands Technical College is approved for veterans education benefits and maintains a full-time Veterans Affairs (VA) Office on the Beltline and Airport campuses. All programs of study in the Midlands Technical College Academic Catalog are approved for VA benefits. Visit the MTC veterans education website for comprehensive information on applying for admission and your veterans education benefits.
Veterans Educational Benefits Programs
- Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Educational Assistance Program – Chapter 30
- VA Veteran Readiness and Employment – Chapter 31
- Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance – Chapter 35
- Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606)
Payment of Benefits
To apply for veterans benefits, you must be accepted into an approved program of study. To obtain the appropriate VA application, contact the college’s VA Office in Beltline Student Center, room 131 on the Beltline Campus, or in the Airport Student Center, room 259 on the Airport Campus. VA applications can be completed online.
The amount of assistance received is based on rate of attendance (i.e., full time, three-quarter time, half time) and the type of VA benefits for which the student is eligible. Direct deposit of educational checks is available for all VA educational programs.
VA students, except for those attending under VA Veteran Readiness and Employment – Chapter 31, are responsible for paying for their tuition, fees and books. VA students attending under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33 may have full tuition or a portion of their tuition paid depending on the amount of service completed after September 10, 2001 (visit VA’s website for the percentage of maximum payable amount). Students attending under Ch. 33 will also receive a book stipend that is paid directly to the student in the amount of $41.67 per credit hour, not to exceed $1000/ year. Keep in mind that you will receive a lesser amount if you have not been awarded at the 100% benefit level. New students or students re-entering after an interval of 30 days or longer may be eligible to request an advance payment to help meet college- related expenses. Advance payment applies only to students attending under Chapter 30, 35, and 1606.
The VA will not pay for auditing a class or for classes not required for graduation under the program of study. In addition, VA students must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to the standards established and enforced by the college. Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress will result in termination of VA benefits.
VA students must immediately notify the college’s VA Office of any changes that may affect their pay status. Students who withdraw from a class or classes are subject to having the amount of their award recalculated by the Department of Veterans Affairs and may be required to repay any unauthorized amounts received.
If you have previously attended college, (regardless of the time frame) you must request official copies of your academic transcripts be sent to MTC’s Admissions Office. It is your responsibility to request the transcripts and make sure the evaluation has been completed. If you have served on active duty, you will also need to request that your military transcript be sent to MTC for evaluation. You will be certified for only one semester pending evaluation of your transcripts. VA will not pay you to repeat any courses for which you receive transfer credit(s).
For more detailed information on the Veterans Educational Assistance Programs, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Center at 1.888.442.4551 or visit the VA website. For enrollment information, contact the Beltline VA Office at 803.738.7615 or the Airport VA Office at 803.822.3519.
Veterans Success Center
Beltline Campus | LET 105
MTC’s Veterans Success Center is a space created specifically for student veterans. Stop by the center for resources to help you succeed in college; veteran-to-veteran support; and a quiet space with free coffee, computer access, and printing! For more information, contact VA Office at 803.738.7615.
Additionally, our VetSuccess on Campus Counselor is located within the Veterans Success Center. VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) is a program through the Veterans Benefits Administration that places an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor on campus to provide assistance and support to veteran students and their eligible family members. This counselor serves as a “one-stop liaison” for veterans on campus. MTC is home to the only designated VetSuccess on Campus site in South Carolina.