Military

Education Benefits

Hiwassee College is approved for Veterans Training by the State Approving Agency.

You served with honor and you’re ready to further your education and skills. If you qualify, apply for VA education and training benefits online, in person, or request an application over the phone.

Apply for Benefits.

If you’re a Servicemember, Veteran, or family member interested in education and training opportunities, you can apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You can also manage your current benefits.

Prepare

Tennessee Helping Heroes Grant

 

The Tennessee Helping Heroes Grant award amount is $1,000.00 per semester for a student who successfully completes twelve or more semester hours with no failing grade as the final grade for the course. The student shall receive $500 per semester for successfully completing six to eleven semester hours with no failing grade as a final grade for the course. The student shall not receive an award if enrolled in fewer than six semester hours. For more information and to apply online visit Helping Heroes Grant.

 

Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant

 

If your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, you may be eligible for additional Federal Pell Grant funds if, at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death, you were

  • less than 24 years of age or
  • enrolled in college or career school at least part-time.

If you meet these requirements and are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant, your eligibility will be calculated as if your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) were zero. Payments are adjusted if you are enrolled less than full-time.

If you meet those requirements but aren’t eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant due to your EFC being too high, you might be able to get an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.

 

Helpful Websites

 

Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP)

U.S. Department of Education Military Assistance

Today's Military

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

Student Veterans