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Veteran Services

Veterans Day Observance

Thomas Nelson and the Veteran Services Team hope to put the virtual recording here as soon as it is available. Now that the event is over, you are encouraged to get stepping toward 10,000 #steps4vets. You have until November 30 to get in 10,000 steps as recognition of the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving, our country.  As you take those steps, snap some pictures and post to social media. Be sure to include #steps4vets.  

Veteran Services will be hosting virtual walk-in office hours every Thursday from 11:00am to 3:30pm.  

We invite you to ZOOM in and meet with one of our Veteran Services Representatives to answer questions about using your VA Education Benefits at Thomas Nelson! Click Here to Join

We also have individual ZOOM appointments via NAVIGATE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-4PM.

We look forward to "seeing" you! 

Veteran Services Policy and Procedure for using VA Education Benefits

Students who wish to utilize VA Education Benefits must submit a Certification Request for VA Education Benefits form to Veteran Services each semester.  New students or students using VA Benefits for the first time, must also submit confirmation of application for VA Education Benefits.  The VA will issue a Certificate of Eligibility after processing the VA Application for benefits.  This Certificate of Eligibility must be submitted to Thomas Nelson’s Veteran Services Office.  Student using Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31) benefits must have the VR&E Counselor submit authorization to Thomas Nelson for each semester the student wishes to use the benefit. Students who receive VA Benefits under Chapter 30, 1606, or 35 are required to have a valid method of payment for tuition and fees prior to submitting the Certification Request for VA Education Benefits. 

Forms for Veteran Services

Contact Information

Phone: (757) 825-3442
Email: va@tncc.edu

Overview of VA Education Benefits

There are various VA education programs available, all of which have their own unique qualifying criteria and rates of payment. These programs do not pay a student’s tuition (except for Chapter 31 and Chapter 33), instead; students pay their own tuition and then receive monthly benefit payments from the VA. Eligible students may apply for advance payment of benefits and also take advantage of the college’s tuition payment plan. The VA benefit amount is determined by the student’s training time. The VA established levels of training time are: “full”, “3/4”, “half”, and “less than half”. Refer to the Training Time Equivalency Table for specific information. Benefits for students training while on active duty and those training less than half-time are limited to the amount of tuition and fees paid. As the number of credits determine the payment amount, it is absolutely essential that students immediately report all changes in enrollment (drops/adds) to the college’s Veteran Services Office.

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