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1 WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE College for the Real World

2 WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Using Your VA Benefits at Wake Technical Community College New Student Orientation* *VA Orientation Sessions are held on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. or Fridays at 9:00 a.m. Contact the Veterans Affairs office at 919-866-5401 or 919-866-5402 to sign up for your session.

3 WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE WELCOME!! This slide show is a brief introduction to your VA Educational Benefits program. A detailed presentation will be held when you attend the VA Orientation. The VA Office is in Room 124K of the Registrars Office in Holding Hall. Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Wake Tech Veterans Affairs Office: –919-866-5401 or 919-866-5402

4 WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Certification Checklist Apply to Wake Tech, include all official transcripts Once you are accepted into a program, call the Wake Tech VA office to schedule an appointment for orientation. –You will need your DD-214-Member 4 or NOBE Meet with your academic advisor and enroll in classes Keep in touch! Registration changes could make a difference in your monthly benefit!

5 WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE General Timeline Processing for new VA students takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Once you register for classes, any time you add a class, drop a class or withdraw from a class, it can cause delays to future benefit distributions.

6 WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE VA Telephone Numbers VA Regional Office in Decatur, Georgia –1-888-442-4551 or VA Monthly Verification –1-877-823-2378 or Direct Deposit Center for Education –1-877-838-2778

7 WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE VA Telephone Numbers (cont.) North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs –919-733-3851 VA Vocational Rehabilitation for Chapter 31 –1-800-827-1000 (Winston-Salem) Wake Technical Community College VA Representatives –Regina Huggins – 919-866-5408 –Michelle Nicholson – 919-866-5401 –Beverly Smith – 919-866-5402

8 WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE VA Vocabulary Entitlement – the number of months you will receive your VA benefits (in most cases, 36 months) Delimiting Date – the amount of time you have to use your GI Bill benefits. In most cases, this is 10 years from your date of discharge. Certify – Wake Tech VA Representatives Certify or report to the VA Office in Georgia the number of hours per semester you have registered for. Verify Attendance – the student calls the VA Monthly Verification number at the end of each month to verify attendance in order to get his/her monthly payment.

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