Veterans’ Education

NC State Veterans’ Education Office supports student veterans and veterans’ dependents in applying for and managing their VA Education Benefits and GI Bill

We provide support for:

Student VA Education Benefits

  • Assisting veterans and eligible students in applying for Veterans Administration (VA) Education Benefits programs including:
    • Post 9/11 GI Bill
    • Montgomery GI Bill
      • Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
      • Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
    • Survivors and Dependents Assistance
      • The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
      • The Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
    • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
    • Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans (VOC-REHAB)
  • Offering guidance in the resolution of VA payment issues
  • Providing current information concerning VA Education Benefits, programs, and Veterans Administration points of contact
  • Notification of changes in Veterans Education benefits regulations impacting benefits

Student Benefits Management

  • Providing the VA with accurate and timely Enrollment Certifications
  • Informing VA and student of enrollment changes which impact VA benefit payments
  • Facilitate student resolution of payment issues with the NC State Cashier’s Office and/or the Veterans Administration (as appropriate)


Veterans Education


Veterans Education Benefits Students,

Welcome to NC State University and to the Veterans’ Education Office. We serve the approximately 630 veterans and eligible students in the processing of their VA Education Benefits, from the initial application to on-going benefits management. At NC State, we look with pride on our long history of support for veteran/eligible students and our entire military community. Our iconic Memorial Belltower reminds us daily of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. NC State offers continued on-going military support, reflected throughout our vibrant on-campus military population — veteran students, ROTC, faculty and staff.

NC State partners with leaders in business, industry and government to deliver new ideas, products and services to world markets. Equally important, as a frontrunner in experiential education, NC State helps students develop personal and career-ready skills to put their learning into practice.

Along with the campus military community, we welcome you to NC State. Our office is here to serve you.

Registration and Records
Veterans’ Education Office
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Veterans Choice Act

Effective: January 1, 2016: The following is an excerpt from the Veterans Administration’s revised announcement on Section 702 of the “Choice Act” of 2014:

For a public university to be approved for payments of benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill or the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty, the public institution cannot charge qualifying veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of rates for resident students for terms beginning after January 1, 2016.

Under the Choice Act, a “covered individual” meets these qualifications:

  • a veteran, dependent of a veteran, or a spouse/child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
  • “lives” in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located, regardless of his/her formal state of residence
  • enrolls in the school within three years of the veteran’s discharge from active-duty service, or in the case of the Fry Scholarship, within three years of the service member’s death in the line of duty

General Assembly of North Carolina, Session 2015 — Senate Bill 478 Ratified

Read the News & Observer June 24, 2015 article regarding military veterans and their ability to receive in-state tuition rates at UNC schools and North Carolina community colleges starting fall 2015.

Commencement Recognition

NC State University proudly offers red, white and blue honor cords to graduating active-duty, guard/reserve and veterans. The honor cord represent our appreciation for these students’ service and sacrifice. Cords are available at the NC State Veterans’ Educational Benefits Office in Harris Hall. For more information, please contact

Veterans’ Education Benefits

Find stats about veterans taking advantage of the GI Bill on our infographic, VA Benefits User-Composition Data 2014.