Military and Veterans

We thank you for your service to our nation!

Kentucky Community & Technical College System is committed to connecting Military Service Members, Veterans, and their families with the services and resources they need to reach their personal and academic goals. Staff at our 16 individually accredited colleges want to help you receive the full value of your educational benefits and help you succeed in college.

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.

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.

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

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)

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

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

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.