Getting Started Checklist

students at commencement

Military & Education Benefit Types

Decide which Department of Veterans Affairs Education benefit or Tuition Assistance type you intend to use.

Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits:

Benefit Comparison Tool 

Apply for Education Benefits

Tuition Assistance:

Federal Military Tuition Assistance

State Military Tuition Assistance

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships → 

Veteran and Military-Connected Scholarships

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UTC Admissions

Apply online →

Submit $30 non-refundable fee, ACT or SAT scores, high school and college transcripts to Admissions

Accepted Students Checklist

Connect with Undergraduate Admissions

Connect with Graduate School

Students who have served in the military are not required to provide proof of immunizations, but veterans must provide proof of military service (DD-214, Military ID, etc.) Learn more →

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 Residency Status

Out-of-state students:

Visit Admissions Office page  for UTC Residency appeals, waivers and discount information.

VA Out of State Waiver

Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 Out of State Students)

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Military Training Credit

Credit for Military Service

Reconnect: Academic Credit for Military Experience

See if Your Credits Transfer

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Submit education benefit documents to VSS

Submit documents by email or through secure vault at to 

Veteran or Service Member

Entitlement Document (Certificate of eligibility, application, confirmation email, eBenefits screenshot, W.A.V.E., Right Now Web).

Member-4 DD-214

Dependent or Spouse

Entitlement Document (Certificate of eligibility, application, confirmation email, eBenefits screenshot, Right Now Web)

Vocational Rehabilitation Education

Authorization and certification form 28-1905.

Tuition Assistance

Federal Military Tuition Assistance

TN STRONG ACT (State Military Tuition Assistance)

TBR Veterans Dependents Post-Secondary Education Assistance

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Tuition and Fee Deferment

Learn more →

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Get Connected with Resources

Military/Veteran Student Groups

Student Veteran Organization

UTC SALUTE Veterans Honor Society

Programs (Temporarily Unavailable)

Veteran Student Lounge

Veteran Student Services Computer Lab

VA Work Study Program

Technology for Veterans Program

Discount Sticker

Benefit Resources


BAH Calculator


GI Bill comparison tool

Ask VA a question

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VSS Social Media

Add us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our events, services and helpful tips.

Visit our Facebook →

Visit our Twitter →

Visit our Instagram →

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Connect with VSS

Request More Information-VSS Inquiry Form

Email VSS ( 

Request Phone, Email, Zoom Appointment

Send Secure Email/Documents to VSS (

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