Yellow Ribbon Program School now in effect!
Central Texas College is proud to assist veterans and military members in earning a degree or furthering their education. Veterans, dependents, and survivors of a veteran may be eligible for VA educational benefits. We are here to assist you.
Monday through Thursday
NOTICE: You must advise the Office of Veteran Services each semester/term of courses in which you are enrolled. Each time you register for courses, you must complete the CTC Veterans Enrollment Certificate, and provide it to the Office of Veterans Services via email, fax, or mail. Contact information is provided on the bottom of the form.
If you are a new student, please be sure to include:
- Certificate of Eligibility (Must have if Chapter 33), 22-1990 & 22-5490 is acceptable for all other benefits
- 28-1905 if Vocational Rehabilitation
- Degree Plan evaluated by a counselor (online students can access this via Online Mentors)
- DD-214 (if veteran)
- Transcripts (by third semester)
- Kicker Documentation (if applicable)
- 22-1995 or 22-5495 (Must have if a transfer student or if changing degree plan)
- Class Schedule (Must be registered when turning in documents)
- NOBE (If using 1606)
- ALL CHAPTERS MUST PAY FOR TUITION AT TIME OF REGISTRATION UNLESS USING VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OR POST 9/11. THIS INCLUDES OUT OF STATE POST 9/11 STUDENTS WITH OUT OF STATE FEES WHO ARE NOT USING YELLOW RIBBON!
Central Texas College offers Veterans Tools for Success
By: James Morgan and Gregory Primas
Have you heard of the “VSOC” program? It stands for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) VetSuccess on Campus program – and Central Texas College is a location spot! Through the VSOC program, VA places experienced vocational rehabilitation counselors on college campuses to assist the growing number of Servicemembers, Veterans, and dependents attending school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and other VA educational programs.
These VSOC counselors are trained to provide academic and vocational guidance to Veterans, and help connect them to other VA benefits, including health care and mental health services. The VSOC counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring Servicemembers, Veterans and dependents as needed and providing assistance applying for VA medical and nonmedical benefits. Central Texas College VSOC counselors can be found on campus at Building 118, Rooms 6D & 6F.
VetSuccess on Campus services are available to Servicemembers and Veterans eligible for any of VA’s educational programs, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill, as well as VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. VSOC counselors can also assist dependents of Veterans who are receiving VA education benefits, including eligible spouses attending school through the Post 9/11 GI Bill and eligible children.
In addition, VA’s Education and Career Counseling Program offers a great opportunity for transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to guide their career paths, ensure most effective use of their VA benefits, and help them achieve their goals. Visit Central Texas College’s VSOC counselors on campus to learn more about this program.
VA’s GI Bill website (http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/) offers tools to help Veterans transition from military service to student success. For career assistance, including connecting to employers looking to hire Servicemembers, Veterans and dependents, the new Veterans Employment Center on eBenefits (https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs) is a one-stop-shop offering online tools and resources.
For more information, assistance or to schedule an appointment, contact your VetSuccess Counselor at Central Texas College
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
James R. Morgan, M.S.
Bldg. 118, Room 6D
Gregory Primas, Ed.D.
Bldg. 118, Room 6F