Veteran Student Information

Veterans Assistance

Veterans’ assistance is available to qualified veterans and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans. Applicants needing information about VA Education assistance may contact the Southern Crescent Technical College VA Certifying Official at (770) 229-3095, Building 100, Office 111, Griffin Campus or the Veterans Administration at 1-888-GIBILL (1-888-442-4551).

Recruitment and Enrollment Policy

Scope and Purpose

Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) strives to be an institution of high integrity and is committed to ensuring that recruitment and enrollment activities conducted at the college promote such an environment.  SCTC adopts this policy to ensure compliance with federal laws and regulations.  All SCTC divisions, departments, schools, officials, faculty, and staff are subject to and must comply with this policy. Federal law, regulations, and the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prohibit SCTC from providing incentive compensation to employees and third parties based, in any part, on their success in securing student enrollments or awarding Title IV, HEA program funds.


A "commission, bonus, or other incentive payment" means a sum of money or something of value, other than a fixed salary or wages, paid to or given to a person or an entity for services rendered.

  1. "Securing enrollments or the award of financial aid" means activities that a person or entity engages in at any point in time through completion of an educational program for the purpose of the admission or matriculation of students for any period of time or the award of financial aid to students.

These activities include contact in any form with a prospective student, such as, but not limited to - contact through preadmission or advising activities, scheduling an appointment to visit the enrollment office or any other office of the institution, attendance at such an appointment, or involvement in a prospective student's signing of an enrollment agreement or financial aid application.

These activities do not include making a payment to a third party for the provision of student contact information for prospective students provided that such payment is not based on:  (1) any additional conduct or action by the third party or the prospective students, such as participation in preadmission or advising activities, scheduling an appointment to visit the enrollment office or any other office of the institution or attendance at such an appointment, or the signing, or being involved in the signing, of a prospective student's enrollment agreement or financial aid application; or (2) the number of students (calculated at any point in time of an educational program) who apply for enrollment, are awarded financial aid, or are enrolled for any period of time, including through completion of an educational program.

  1. "Entity or person engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity or in making decisions about the award of financial aid"  means:  (1) with respect to an entity engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity or in making decisions about the award of financial aid, any institution or organization that undertakes the recruiting or the admitting of students or that makes decisions about and awards Title IV, HEA program funds; and (2) With respect to a person engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity or in making decisions about the award of financial aid, any employee who undertakes recruiting or admitting of students or who makes decisions about and awards Title IV, HEA program funds, and any higher level employee with responsibility for recruitment or admission of students, or making decisions about awarding Title IV, HEA program funds.
  2. "Enrollment" means the admission or matriculation of a student into an eligible institution.
  3. An "inducement"  means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item have a monetary value or more than a de minimis amount to any individual, entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing forms.


In accordance with federal laws, regulations, and the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), SCTC prohibits the payment of any commission, bonus, inducement, or other incentive payment based in any part, directly or indirectly, upon success in securing enrollments or awarding financial aid to any persons or entities, engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, decision-making regarding the award of Title IV, HEA program funds.  This prohibition shall apply to SCTC itself as well as any third party contractors.

SCTC employees and third-party contractors shall refrain from using high-pressure recruitment tactics intended specifically to secure military enrollment, such as making multiple (three or more) unsolicited contacts by phone, email, or in-person.  SCTC shall also refrain from engaging in same-day recruitment tactics and registration for the purpose of specifically securing military enrollments. 

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits, Tuition and Fees

Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) School Compliance Policy

As part of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38, Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) complies with the requirements as outlined below:

Note: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

SCTC permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to SCTC Veteran Center a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33, or a Statement of Benefits from the VA website e-benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

The date on which payment from VA is made to SCTC.

90 days after the date SCTC certified tuition and fees following receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

SCTC will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to SCTC due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

In addition, the statute allows SCTC to require chapter 31 and chapter 33 students to take the following additional actions:

1. Submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education.

2. Submit a written request (Certification Request Form) to use entitlement.

3. Provide additional information necessary to SCTC for the proper certification of enrollment.

4. Make payment for a difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefits disbursement.

SCTC will hold a student responsible for any portion of tuition and other fees not covered by the VA by the published fee payment deadline. A
late fee may be assessed for account balances not covered by the VA education benefit disbursement. Students may contact the SCTC Business Office to discuss available payment options if needed.

If students do not turn in a COE, or Statement of Benefits, and/or CRF by the first day of class, a late fee may be assessed.
VA payment reversals are due within 5 business days. Balances over $300 are subject to late fee assessment.

VA Chapter 30 and 35 students will follow standard student guidelines for payment or payment arrangements by the fee payment deadline.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


VA Isakson and Roe Section 1018 (Shopping Sheet/College Financing Plan)


Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA education benefits. To ensure compliance with the law, we have developed the Shopping Sheet Information for Student Veterans/Veteran’s Dependents.

Cost of Attendance (Estimated Cost of Courses Including Tuition, Fees, Books, Supplies, Living and Other Additional



Southern Crescent Technical College Tuition and Fees and Cost of Attendance Information


Please note that your final cost depends on you receiving VA benefits to cover for tuition and fees, books/supplies, and housing allowance; any aid to cover for the cost; taking extra courses such as prerequisites; retaking a failed course; changing your program of study which requires more or less credits, change in cost of living; a change in tuition/fees as approved by State Legislature, etc.

Amounts Covered by VA Benefits


VA GI Bill Comparison tool


VA Payment Rates


Monthly Housing Allowance & Monthly Stipend Based on Benefit and Enrollment Pursuit Rate


Book stipend


Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill* (Active Duty)                     N/A

Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment                Full cost

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill*                                               $1,000 per year

Chapter 35 Dependents Educational Assistance                  N/A

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill* (selected reserve)          N/A


Types of Federal Financial Aid Offered by The Institution, That the Student May Be Qualified to Receive


Financial Aid options are available on the Southern Crescent Technical College Financial Aid website


Estimated Student Loan Debt, College Scorecard and Graduation Rates

Students interested in borrowing student loans at Southern Crescent Technical College can find loan on the financial aid disclosure page.

Southern Crescent Technical College’s current cohort default rate is 5.3%. Additional default information can be found on the Department of Education’s cohort default data page Southern Crescent Technical College - College Scorecard with student loan information & graduation rates and additional information is available on the US Department of Education College Scorecard website

Job Placement Rate


Southern Crescent Technical College’s Job Placement Rates


Southern Crescent Technical College School Policy on Accepting Transfer Credit and Military Credit


Transfer Credit


Military Credit information  

Additional Information


In-state Tuition Students actively using Montgomery GI Bil–Active Duty program (Chapter 30), the Veterans


Readiness and Employment program (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) (Chapter 31), the Post-9/11 GI Bil program (Chapter 33) and Dependents Educational Assistance. To learn more about residency information for Military students and their families, visit TCSG Residency Information


VA Monthly Enrollment Verification Information is available on


Certification of Enrollment to the VA - Certification for VA Education Benefits each semester is not automatic. Students who wish to receive the benefit must complete the paperwork with the SCO and must submit the Enrollment Certification Request each semester .



SCTC School Certifying Officials Contact Information


Ms. Gail Daniel

Veterans Services, Office 100 building

Griffin Campus

P: (770) 229-3095



Ms. Melody Pirone

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Dundee Technology Building

Financial Aid Office

Griffin/Henry Campus

Financial Aid Office, Room 121

P: 770-228-7368


Return of Unearned Military Tuition Assistance (TA) to Department of Defense (DOD)

Policy Statement

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the Department of Defense (DOD) policy, Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.

In instances when a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, SCTC will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion in compliance with the DOD policy.

Rational or Purpose

This policy serves to fully inform students receiving military tuition assistance (TA) of the required actions the College must take to comply with the DOD Memorandum of Understanding Return Policy for Military Tuition Assistance (TA) funds rules and align with the return of unearned student aid rules applicable to the Federal Student Aid as required under section 484B of the Department of Education Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.


This policy applies to all students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) for the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.


Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Congress has given each branch of service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its member. Each branch of service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual branch of service. This policy only applies to this type of educational benefit. The TA program is a benefit that is available only while the student is in the service. This policy does not apply to Veterans or Veterans benefits.


To remain in compliance with the Department of Defense’s policy, SCTC will return any unearned TA funds through at least 60% of the semester on a prorated basis. The amount of unearned TA that is returned is based on the date of withdrawal from the course.

After 60% of the semester has passed, TA will not be evaluated for a return to the DOD.

Below is the schedule for returning unearned TA (bold type identifies the 60% complete point):

5-Week Course: Withdrawal Submitted

Day 1-7

100% return

Day 8

77% return

Day 9

74% return

Day 10

71% return

Day 11

69% return

Day 12

66% return

Day 13

63% return

Day 14

60% return

Day 15

57% return

Day 16

54% return

Day 17

51% return

Day 18

49% return

Day 19

46% return

Day 20

43% return

Day 21

40% return (60% of course is completed)

Day 22

No Funds will be returned



*Note: The educational institution’s week of instruction is counted as 7 days

8-Week Course: Withdrawal Submitted

Before or During Week 1

100% return

During Week 2

75% return

During Weeks 3-4

50% return

During Week 5

40% return (60% of course is completed)

During Weeks 6-8

No Funds will be returned


10-Week Course: Withdrawal Submitted

Before or During Weeks 1- 2

100% return

During Weeks 3-4

75% return

During Weeks 5-6

50% return

During Weeks 7-8

40% return (60% of course is completed)

During Weeks 9-10

No Funds will be returned


16-Week Course: Withdrawal Submitted

Before or During Weeks 1- 2

100% return

During Weeks 3-4

75% return

During Weeks 5-8

50% return

During Weeks 9-10

40% return (60% of course is completed)

During Weeks 11-16

No Funds will be returned

For courses that have durations differing from those listed above:

Unearned TA funds will be returned on a prorated basis, depending on the length of the course. To determine the amount of TA that needs to be returned, the institution will determine the date the withdrawal was submitted, and then divide that by the number of days in the term to determine the percentage of TA that was earned by the student.

Example: The service member is enrolled in a course scheduled to meet for 30 days. The service member submitted a withdrawal on the 14th day. The institution would perform the calculation to determine how much TA was earned by the student’s attendance: (14 divided by 30 equals 46.6%. 47% of the TA authorized was earned by the student, which means 53% of what was authorized will be returned to the DOD).

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation cooperates with Southern Crescent Technical College by providing additional funds and services to students who have handicaps or disabilities. Applicants needing information should call the local Vocational Rehabilitation office.