2.11.1 Veterans' Benefits

Responsible Position

Director of Financial Aid


External Website: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) is approved by the Minnesota State Approving Agency for Veterans' educational benefits. The Veteran's benefit program is administered in the Financial Aid Office. The VA Form 22-1990 or 22-1999 must be completed online at va.gov in order to receive any benefits. The Veteran must provide a certified DD-214 when applying for benefits. Certified copies of a marriage license and birth certificate are also required if applicant is married and/or has dependents.

IMPORTANT – All students who are receiving either the Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty or Selected Reserve MUST now verify their enrollments monthly to receive payments. This verification can be done either by using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) application at gibill.va.gov/wave or using the automated telephone system at 1-877-823-2378 and following the prompts. Failure to do so will delay benefit checks. The Veteran is also responsible for reporting changes in their address, marital status, dependents, or enrollment as soon as they occur.

If an eligible U.S. military service member decides to use Tuition Assistance (TA), ATCC will enroll them only after the TA is approved by the individual’s Service. ATCC will direct eligible Service members to receive approval from an Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling.

Disclosure: 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 benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Related ATCC Documents:


Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 7/26/2021

Next Review Date: July 2024

Archive: 2.6.3 Veterans Benefits