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Military & Veterans Education Benefit FAQs

Who can help me with my benefits?

The Military & Veterans Education Office at Tyler is available to assist.

Which VA benefits are best for me?

Use the VA Comparison Tool.

How do I use VA benefits at John Tyler?

The Military & Veterans Education Page (of which this FAQ is a part) is the best way to get started with using your benefits at John Tyler. You can also download the Maximizing Your VA Educational Benefits at Tyler brochure for a quick guide.

How do I get credit for my prior military or college experience?

Details are on the Credit for Prior Military Experiences or College page.

How much do VA education benefits pay?

See the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs rate tables.

How can I request a copy of my DD214?

Request military service records from the National Archives or check, view, and print documents from your Official Military Personnel File (including your DD 214).

Do you offer shorter training opportunities focused on entry in the workforce?

Yes. The College offers industry-focused, for-credit certificate and career studies certificate programs that can be completed in as little as two or three semesters. The Community College Workforce Alliance also offers open enrollment, non-credit workforce training.


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Welcome to John Tyler Community College, where the vision is to provide “a success story for every student.” That is exactly what the Military and Veterans Education Office (MVEO) strives to do every day. Our mission is to assist our students in navigating the various VA educational benefit programs and help them to maximize their hard-earned benefits.

The MVEO staff are all veterans who understand where you have been. We strive to provide excellent and timely service so that our students, whether they are active duty, Guard or Reserve, veterans or military family members, can reach their personal, professional and educational goals.

Michael J. Murphy
Coordinator of Military and Veteran Affairs