Northeast State Community College - We're here to get you there

Welcome to the Veteran & Military Student Success Center! This center is dedicated to serving the men and women from all branches of our military, as well as their families. We are grateful for your service and the sacrifices you and your family have made.

Navigating through the steps required to use military benefits can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. That is why we are here - to provide the tools for military members, veterans and their families to help them succeed in their college education. Whether you are active duty, national guard, reserve, a veteran student, or veteran/military family member, we are your “one-stop shop” when it comes to making your transition to college life an overwhelming success!

Our team strives to administer all veteran education programs in an exemplary manner by providing program information, offering one-on-one assistance from the application to benefit distribution, advising, and serving as a liaison between the student and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have about every aspect of your education at Northeast State. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime.

All degree and certificate programs (except for the Entrepreneurship Certificate) at Northeast State for which credit hours are awarded are eligible for the enrollment of veterans and persons eligible to receive VA education benefits.

Please note that Northeast State Community College does not engage in high-pressure recruiting tactics or compensate individuals for securing military enrollments per 34 CFR Part 668.  

Susan Marshall, Coordinator

Mandie Roberts, Director


Northeast State is designated as a Military Friendly Gold School

Getting Started

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

The Veteran & Military Student Success Center is located in Building N on the Blountville campus. 



The Buffalo Regional Processing Office (RPO) services Northeast State for all programs except Work-Study and Veterans Readiness and Employment. For more information, call 1.888.442.4551 or go to for more information. For Work-Study or Veterans Readiness and Employment information, call 1.800.827.1000.

Northeast State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree.  Questions about the accreditation of Northeast State may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (



Veteran Campus Certified

VETS Campus CertifiedOur campus has earned VETS Campus certification by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, certifying the college’s commitment to programs and services to help veterans succeed as they pursue their education.

The VETS Campus program was established by the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Act, enacted by the state legislature in 2014 to assist veterans of military service in continuing their educations. The Act details a rigorous set of seven programs, requirements and qualifications that colleges and universities must meet to earn VETS Campus certification.

Veterans and active-duty military personnel may be eligible to earn academic credit for their military training and experience, depending on the applicability of the credit to their chosen program, under provisions of the VETS Act.

The Act requires colleges to prioritize outreach to the veterans, allocate resources for their successful transition from military service to college, and successfully deliver services that create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education.

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) administers the program, awards certifications, and reviews the institutions for renewal of their certifications.

Specific requirements of the VETS Act include mentoring and support programs for student veterans; creating and maintaining a process for assessing prior learning that grants academic credit to veterans for transferable training and experience attained through their military service; conducting annual surveys of student veterans’ views, needs, issues and suggestions; providing special orientation programs for student veterans; special outreach to veterans, and more.

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.