Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 Creates New Benefit for Unemployed Veterans.
Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed Veterans. VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans who meet certain criteria.
Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certificate, and train the Veteran for a high demand occupation.
For more information about VRAP please visit http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm.
Military Friendly Schools
Northeast State has recently been honored for the fourth consecutive year by being selected as a military friendly school. This distinction has been placed on just 15% of our nation’s colleges, trade schools and universities. This award is evidence of Northeast State’s commitment to giving our veterans the service and education they so truly deserve. For more information about military friendly schools please visit their website at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
Thank you for your service and commitment to our nation.
Update on the Helping Heroes Grant
Students eligible for the Helping Heroes Grant must now submit the application online beginning the 2013-2014 year. For more information on the grant and/or to find the application please visit the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation's website.