Veteran Education

There are several resources to connect veterans, service members and dependents with higher educational benefits.   Before you start this next journey it is important to connect with resources and partners who can guide you through the process to earn your college degree.  Between 2008 and 2013, the number of student Veterans enrolled in colleges and universities across the state increased by nearly 200 percent.  The path to a high quality career is paved with a college degree.


  • Choosing an Institution

    When looking for the right higher education institution, it is important to consider programs and services that best suit your goals.  Find out who the Veteran contact is at each campus to build a partnership in developing your educational strategy to earn a college degree.

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  • How to Pay for College

    As of July 1, 2014, eligible Veterans classified as out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition and fees at public higher education institutions. The Tennessee Veterans Education Support Act or Tennessee VETS Act also defines the designation of a VETS Campus which is a public institution of higher education that has demonstrated educational support for Veterans and has been designated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).

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  • Education Benefits

    Education Benefits are right around the corner for any veteran that is willing to go back to school.  Check out what benefits are available for you and what schools would be a perfect fit for your schedule. 

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  • LEAP

    Tennessee LEAP, Labor Education Alignment Program, is designed to ensure that colleges are producing graduates with the skills and credentials that Tennessee employers actually need.  Designed to eliminate the skills gap across the state, programs were established using data-driven proactive research to encourage collaboration between institutions of higher learning and employers.  Take a look at the list of programs below that have already been established across Tennessee that connects students of community colleges and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) to participate in technical training developed with input from employers.
     

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  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission-Veterans

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