Welcome to Atlanta Technical College! We know that the reintegration from military to civilian life and the transition to college can be challenging. We want to make sure you know about the many resources available to you and your family as you work toward achieving your academic and career goals.
Atlanta Technical College is proud to offer many services available to help you attain your educational goals. We are committed to providing best practices in the delivery of academic and student support services to veterans and their families. All out-of-state Post 9/11 Veterans are charged the in-state rate for tuition and fees.
Veteran Education Benefits
Atlanta Technical College is approved by the Veterans Administration for the training of veterans and their dependents. Students who are eligible for education benefits through VA are encouraged to complete the process to apply for benefits.
To learn more about the different programs for veteran education benefits, please click on one or more of the links below:
Post – 9/11 GI Bill®(Chapter 33)
Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (Chapter 30)
Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
Survivors and Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35)
- Learn about ATC‘s Academic Programs of Study by visiting us on line at Academic Programs .
- Submit the application for admission with $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Visit How to Apply for details.
- Submit a copy of your high school transcript/diploma/GED, as well as any college/university and military training transcripts.
AARTS: Aarts Transcripts – The AARTS transcript is available to Army, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve veterans and soldiers with an active service date of October 1, 1981 or later.
Coast Guard Institute: uscg.mil/hr/cgi/
Community College of the Air Force: au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp
- Complete the Placement test (if applicable). Visit Admissions Placement testing for instructions, testing exemptions, test dates and a downloadable study guide.
- Apply for Financial Aid at FAFSA.ed.gov ATC‘s FAFSA school code is 008543. You do not have to be a full time student to receive Financial Aid. (Although applying is optional, we encourage all veterans to apply for Financial Aid because VA payments may be delayed for 2 months at the start of each semester due to processing delays.)
- Visit gibill.va.gov to apply for VA education benefits.
Veterans: VA Form 22-1990
Dependents of Veterans: VA Form 22-5490
Save and print a copy of your application for VA Benefit, and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid or e-mail the application as a document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact Admissions regarding registering for New Student Orientation and Advising.
- Contact your Veterans Affairs Advisor and ATC’s VA Certifying Official prior to the start of each semester to ensure appropriate course selection is in order to receive benefits.
- Purchase books and materials.
- Attend classes
What does ATC’s Certifying Official do?
- Certifies enrollment for Veterans and Dependents
- Verifies courses are required for your specific program of study
- Advises Veterans and Dependents on benefits and allowances
Please note: ATC‘s Certifying Official is employed by Atlanta Technical College, not the VA. Please contact the VA regarding when payment will be electronically transferred after your classes have been certified by the VA Certifying Official.
- Once you receive your VA Certificate of Eligibility, submit your COE to the VA Certifying Official located in the Office of Financial Aid.
- Only courses REQUIRED for your degree program or certificate will be paid for by the VA. Certification is made at the end of the Add/Drop period every semester. Meet with your Academic Advisor every semester to choose courses prior to registration. Courses not required for your program of study will not be paid for by the VA. This can affect your BAH eligibility/amount and the amount paid to Atlanta Technical College.
- We will not submit certification for classes that you have passed previously, audit classes, or classes that you have received transfer credits.
- You must inform the VA Certifying Official ASAP of any changes in your class schedule, degree program, address, phone number, and email address. Failure to do so could result in over payments by the VA for post 9/11, which will be billed to the student. This may not be reflected for a considerable time (as much as one year).
- Veterans in chapter 30, 1606 or 1607 must check in with the VA on the last day of each month to get paid. Please contact the VA at: 877.823.2378 OR gibill.va.gov/wave.
- For questions such as: ‘when will I receive my check?’ or ‘how will changing my credit load change my monthly check?’ call 888.442.4551 or va.gov.
Post 9/11 Benefit Tiers
All Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefit payments are based on the amount of creditable active-duty service each veteran has since Sept. 10, 2001. If you are an active-duty, National Guard, Selected Reserve member, or a veteran who has served on active-duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001, the following table applies:
|Post-9/11 Service||Percentage of Maximum Amount Payable|
|At least 36 cumulative months(Includes Entry Level or Skills Training time)||
|At least 30 continuous days on active duty and discharged due to service-connected disability
(Includes Entry Level or Skills Training time)
|At least 30 cumulative months (Includes Entry Level or Skills Training time)||
|At least 24 cumulative months (Cannot include Entry Level or Skills Training time)||
|At least 18 cumulative months (Cannot include Entry Level or Skills Training time)||
|At least 12 cumulative months (Cannot include Entry Level or Skills Training time)||
|At least 6 cumulative months (Cannot include Entry Level or Skills Training time)||
|90 aggregate days (Cannot include Entry Level or Skills Training time)||
Useful Links and Contact Information
GI Bill® gibill.va.gov – Visit the GI Bill®website to learn about the latest developments and vital information concerning your education benefits. To talk with a VA Education Benefits Counselor, call 888.442.4551.
Department of Veteran Affairs – Veteran Benefits Administration: vba.va.gov/VBA/
Atlanta VA Medical Center: atlanta.va.gov/
Veterans’ Service Records: archives.gov/veterans
Georgia Department of Veterans’ Services:veterans.georgia.gov/
Atlanta Regional Benefit Office: benefits.va.gov/atlanta/
Homeless Veterans: 877.424.3838 and va.gov/homeless/
Veterans benefits: 800.827.1000
Income Tax Assistance: taxhelp.org/resources/military/
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet: Click here to log into your BannerWeb to review your Federal Shopping Sheet to compare costs and Financial Aid among institutions.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
The Department of Veteran Affairs has regulations regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress and course enrollments. Click here to read the school’s policy concerning academic probation/suspension.
ATC Veterans Club
The ATC Veterans’ Club was established to provide support and a forum for those interested in veterans’ issues. Club events may include, but are not limited to, film discussions, guest speakers, community service, field trips, and social events. Membership is open to any student, staff member, or faculty member with an interest in veterans’ issues. For more information please contact Veterans’ Club Advisor Mattie Goss by e-mail or at 404.225.4446.
Military, Veteran and Family Admission Services – Mattie Goss 404.225.4446
Military, Veterans and Family Financial Aid Services – Jennifer Wimbish-Robinson 404.225.4718
Military, Veteran and Family Career Transition Specialist – Michael Burnside 404.225.4448