How can a student apply their Federal VA benefits?
Veterans, reservist, and dependents of Veterans should contact the JSCC VA Coordinator at (205) 856-7951 or email: VA@ jeffstateonline.com to establish their federal VA benefits.
The appropriate VA forms must be submitted when beginning the Federal VA benefits process:
Chapters 33-30-1606-1607(REAP) (Veterans)
- VA Form 22-1990( For first time applicants, must submit a copy of DD-214(Member 4 Copy) or Notice of Basic Eligibility(NOBE) when applying)
- VA Form 2-1995(for students transferring to JSCC from a previous college in which benefits have been used.)
Chapter 35(Dependents of a Veteran)
- VA form 22-5490( For first time applicants)
- VA form 22-5495( for students transferring to JSCC from a previous college in which benefits have been used)
Students under the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) must apply through the Department of Veteran Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor first and submit a 22-1905 to the JSCC VA office.
In addition to completing the above mentioned forms, each student must submit a JSCC Statement of Understanding and a Request for Certification of Educational Benefits forms each semester to receive their VA Educational Benefits.