Understanding your Veterans Education Benefits can be a challenge. As a student veteran, you may be eligible for several GI Bill benefits, federal tuition assistance (FTA) and perhaps even state-funded tuition assistance (NGEAP). There are different policies, procedures, guidelines and rules for every program. Applications, certifications, verifications. . . it can get confusing quickly.
My job as the Veterans Services Coordinator is to help you maximize your benefits by understanding how they work together so you can achieve your educational goals.
As a retired officer of the Iowa Army National Guard with more than 20 years of military service and multiple deployments, I can fully appreciate your commitment to our country. I want to personally thank you for your service. Until my retirement in 2010, I served as the Education Officer for the Iowa National Guard. This position provided the opportunity to learn and understand all of the GI Bill benefits as well as the federal and state-funded tuition assistance programs. I continue to work with the National Guard, Iowa Department of Education, VA and other school certifying officials to ensure you can receive the benefits you’ve earned.
DMACC is committed to serving student veterans and eligible family members. It is one of the many reasons I chose DMACC to obtain my Associate’s Degree years ago, and it is one of the many reasons I choose to
work here now.
When you are ready to enroll in courses or if you have further questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, email or in my office on the Ankeny Campus, Building 1. My contact information can be found on the last page of this booklet.