The Healthcare Training Institute is committed to providing outstanding service to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces both while on active duty and after separation. We believe that members of the military and veterans enhance the campus community and provide a wealth of insight both inside the classroom and through interaction with fellow students. Whether your service has been foreign or domestic, we thank you for your contribution and promise to make sure that your enrollment experience is as seamless as possible.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP!
We realize that you may be in another part of the world when you are completing the enrollment process, so we would be happy to work with you via email, fax, or phone. Below is contact information of the VA representative that is ready to help you begin or continue your studies:
Tania W. Thomas, MBA
Director of Student Affairs/ VA SCO
Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 103
For any students using VA Education Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®) or Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA (up to 90 days), the school will not:
- Prevent their enrollment;
- Assess a late penalty fee;
- Require they secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
To qualify for this provision, such students are required to:
- Produce a VA Certificate of Eligibility or an eBenefits GI Bill Statement of Benefits by the first day of class;
- Provide the school a request to be certified;
- Provide any additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in the school’s institutional policies.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Am I eligible for the GI Bill?
This question can be very complex due to the several different criteria for eligibility and the changes that can occur to legislation concerning these benefits. The best way to determine your eligibility is to contact the Department of Veterans Affairs directly at 1-888-GIBILL1 or 1-888-442-4551. The Healthcare Training Institute’s Veterans Representative does not have access to all the records that are needed to determine eligibility and thus cannot make the final judgments on eligibility. More specific information concerning each chapter of the GI Bill is available below.
CHAPTER 30 – MONTGOMERY GI BILL – ACTIVE DUTYCHAPTER 31 – VOCATIONAL REHABILITATIONCHAPTER 33 – POST 9/11 GI BILLCHAPTER 35 – SURVIVORS’ AND DEPENDENTS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCECHAPTER 1606 – MONTGOMERY GI BILL – SELECTED RESERVECHAPTER 1607 – RESERVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
VISIT THE GI BILL WEBSITE HERE
Applying for and using your GI Bill
These are the basic steps you should follow to begin using your GI Bill benefits.Step 1: Application
The first step toward receiving your VA educational benefits is to fill out an application. We strongly encourage you to utilize the online application available here. It will spped up the VA’s processing if you scan a copy of your DD214 and submit it with your application. For veterans, the form that you should fill out is a VA Form 22-1990. For the dependent of a veteran, you should fill out VA Form 22-5490.Step 2: Apply to the Healthcare Training Institute
You will need to follow all of the steps required for admission into the program of your choice. This includes submitting all required documentation, completing admission testing (if applicable), and paying all required registration or application fees.Step 3: Certify your classes with the VA Counselor
You will need to certify that you are attending classes. You can do this by submitting a Request Form for VA Benefits. This is something you will need to do at the beginning on the program to receive your VA benefits.Step 4: Verify your attendance with the VA
It is required that you verify that you are attending your classes. You can do this by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 or online. Once you verify your attendance, your payment will then be processed.