Getting Started

Campus: Blountville
Office: Veterans Affairs
Room: A102, Student Services Building
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address: 2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.354.2528
Fax: 423.354.5354
Email: veteransaffairs@NortheastState.edu
Web: www.NortheastState.edu/VeteransAffairs

Pat Chandler, Certifying Official
423.323.0210
pachandler@NortheastState.edu
Fax: 423.323.0215

Jessica Kelso, Certifying Official
423.354.2527

jlkelso@NortheastState.edu

John Adcox, Certifying Official

423.354.2528 

jmadcox@NortheastState.edu



The Office of Veterans Affairs serves the educational needs of prospective and enrolled service persons, veterans, their dependents/survivors, and other persons eligible to receive education benefits under various Department of Veterans Affairs programs.   

Steps for Enrollment Academic Progress  Accelerated Terms  Enrollment Verification  Deferment of Payment  Grants  Military/Civilian Transcripts  Scholarships Vet Centers

Education Benefit Programs

Listed below are the available benefit programs.  Click on the applicable program to find out more information for new students and incoming transfer students. 

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill-Active Duty on or after 9/11/01

New Students

  • VA Form 22-1990 - Application for VA Education Benefits
  • DD214 - Member 4 Copy
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Transferring Students

  • VA Form 22-1995 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • DD214 - Member 4 Copy
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Post-9/11 GI Bill


Post 9/11 Transfer of Entitlement Dependents

New Students

  • VA Form 22-1990e - Application for Family Member to Use Transferred  Benefits
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

Transferring Students

  • VA Form 22-1995 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill Option 


Montgomery GI Bill-Prior Active Duty

New Students

  • VA Form 22-1990 - Application for VA Education Benefits
  • DD214 - Member 4 Copy
  • Form 1131 - Cash Collection Voucher if additional $600 contribution made
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Transferring Students

  • VA Form 22-1995 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • DD214 - Member 4 Copy
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)


Selected Reserve/National Guard

New Students

  • VA Form 22-1990 - Application for VA Education Benefits
  • Form 2384-1 - Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) [Must originate from your unit]
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

Transferring Students

  • VA Form 22-1995 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Form 2384-1 - Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) [Must originate from your unit]
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)


Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

New Students

  • VA Form 22-1990-Application for VA Education Benefits
  • DD214-Member 4 Copy
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Transferring Students

  • VA Form 22-1995-Request for change of Program or Place of Training
  • DD214-Member 4 Copy
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)


Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program

New Students

  • VA Form 22-5490 - Application for Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
  • Copy of Rating Decision letter for disabled or deceased veteran
  • Copy of marriage license for spouse or birth certificate for child
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Transferring Students

  • Form 22-5495 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

Dependents Education Assistance Program


Vocational Rehabilitation

New Students

  • VA Form 28-1900 - Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VA Form 21-686C - Declaration of Status of Dependents with copy of marriage license and birth certificates if applicable 

Transferring Students

  • VA Form 28-1900 - Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VA Form 21-686C - Declaration of Status of Dependents with copy of marriage license and birth certificates if applicable

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)



GI Bill® Comparison Tool

VA is making it easier to research colleges and employers approved for the GI Bill. Answer just a few questions about yourself and the school/employer you are considering. You’ll receive an estimate of your GI Bill benefits and some information about the facility’s value and affordability.

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

Please allow approximately 4 - 8 weeks for the processing of your claim. To check the status of your claim, call 1.888.442.4551 or go to https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask and log in to e-mail your question to the VA.