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 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

Office: 504.467.2155

Fax: 504.467.2157

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Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 103

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 External link opens in new tab or windowhere. 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 External link opens in new tab or windowVA 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 External link opens in new tab or windowonline. Once you verify your attendance, your payment will then be processed.