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Military and Veterans

Having served in the Armed Forces, you may be looking for a new challenge and a new opportunity. Knowing where to start can be challenging. Let us help.

Whether you are currently serving, or have previously served, KCTCS has the flexibility and availability to support you. With daytime, evening, and weekend classes at over 70 campuses throughout Kentucky, and a variety of online courses, KCTCS can help you reach your educational goals.

Looking for information about veterans' benefits, qualifications and applications? Explore the resources below to learn more. You can also contact a veterans counselor at your college and they'll walk you through the process.

 
 

Post - 9/11 GI Bill

Requirements:

  • Service members who served at least 90 aggregate days of active duty after September 10, 2001
  • Children of a member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits under the Marine Gunnery John David Fry Scholarship Program
  • Members of the uniformed services may be eligible to transfer their unused benefits to their spouse or dependent(s). Generally, they must agree to serve four more years when transferring benefits.

Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty

Requirements:

  • First time enlistment of armed forces/active duty on or after July 1, 1985*
  • High school graduate or completed GED

Application:

  • Complete and submit VA Form 22-1990

    * Consult VA for other eligibility

Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (including National Guard)

Requirements:

  • Reservist enlisted/re-enlisted for six years after October 1, 1990
  • High school graduate or completed GED
  • Completed initial active duty for training

Application:

  • Contact reserve unit to verify eligibility
  • Complete and submit VA Form 22-1990
  • Submit DD-2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility)

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

Beneficiary:

  • Child or spouse of a veteran who has a 100 percent, service-related disability
  • Child or widow whose parents/spouses death was service-related

Application:

  • Complete and submit VA Form 22-5490

Post-Vietnam Era Veterans

Requirements:

  • Participated in voluntary, contributory matching program set up for those entering armed forces between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985
  • Active duty service of at least 24 months

Application:

  • Complete and submit VA Form 22-1990