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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is Veterans Affairs phone number?

2. Where can I find the Education Benefits website?

4. How do I apply for VA Education Benefits?

5. I am a transfer student - how do I transfer my benefits to GHC?

6. What is the Work-Study program and who is eligible?

7. How do I find out if a particular program is approved?

8. Can I change my program of study?

9. How long am I eligible?

10. Can I receive Tutorial assistance?

11. Am I eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation?

12. What should I do if I do not receive a payment or a verification form?

13. How do I set or change direct deposit?

14. What do I need to do once I am approved for benefits?

15. What do I need to do if I drop or withdraw from classes?


What is Veterans Affairs phone number?

  • The GHC VA Office number is 678-872-8005

  • The Dept. of Veterans Affairs GI BILL number is 888-442-4551

Where can I find the Education Benefits website?

How do I apply for VA Education Benefits?

I am a transfer student - how do I transfer my benefits to GHC?

What is the Work-Study program and who is eligible?

  • This program is available to any student receiving VA education benefits Chapter 30, 31, 33 or 1606 and who attends school three-quarter time or more. Students can apply for work study with the VA certifying official but submitting a resumer and the work study application: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-8691-ARE.pdf

How do I find out if a particular program is approved?

  • All programs at Georgia Highlands College are approved for VA education benefits.

Can I change my program of study?

How long am I eligible?

  • Depending on your eligibility, VA benefits typically expire 10 to 15 years after your last date of service, however students should contact the VA education office directly to discuss remaining entitlement: 888-442-4551

Can I receive Tutorial assistance?

Am I eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation?

What should I do if I do not receive a payment or a verification form?

  • If you don't receive your monthly payment by the fifth of the next month, immediately call: 888-442-4551, to speak to a VA counselor. If you are hearing impaired, call 800-829-4833.

How do I set up or change direct deposit?

  • Call 877-838-2778 to apply, change, or stop direct deposit.

What do I need to do once I am approved for benefits?

What do I need to do if I drop or withdraw from classes?

  • You need to contact VA representative immediately. The rep will need to send in paperwork to the VA to notify them that you enrollment has changed. This may affect your payment from the VA.

Page last updated: March 1, 2016