Paying for College

If you are a student receiving veteran education benefits, the VA will determine your payment rate based on the type of benefit for which you are eligible and how many hours in which you are enrolled.

The basic payment rates are listed on the VA website. These are basic rates of pay for MGIB, REAP and Dependents Education Assistance and do not include kickers, buy-up or any other additional programs.

Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® you may receive:

  1. A tuition and fees payment (paid directly to the school) not to exceed the in-state cost of the educational institution. Please note that SATC is not a Yellow Ribbon school and the student is responsible for the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition costs.
  2. A monthly housing allowance based on the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. This amount is based on the ZIP code of the location of the school you are attending. You can determine the BAH for your ZIP code online.
  3. An annual book stipend of up to $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.

The only benefit that pays tuition directly to the school is the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. You can get more information online about benefit comparisons.

It can take the VA several weeks to process your initial application and anywhere from six to 10 weeks to process enrollment certifications.

Generally, VA education benefit payments are made at the end of each month you attend school. For example, if classes start in August and your claim has been completely processed by the VA, the payment for that month will normally be received in the first 10 days of September.

 

Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance Program (Fall and Spring terms only)

  1. Eligible students (Air National Guard, Army National Guard) must complete an online application from the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR). All applications are submitted directly to KBOR and will include an application fee of $12. The priority date to apply is May 1 for the following Fall and Spring terms, but all online applications must be submitted to KBOR no later than their published deadlines for Fall and Spring.
  2. Students must complete the form and obtain the signature of the commander. KBOR suggests students check their online KNG Educational Assistance Program account to make sure the complete application was received.
  3. KBOR advises the institution when the application process is complete., and at that point the institution will enroll the student in a Military Payment Plan (MPP) in order to prevent late fees or holds from being applied.
  4. Grants, loans or scholarships disbursed to the student account will apply to the account balance in the order they are applied. When the KNG award is received (usually November for the Fall term and April for the Spring term), a refund will generate if the balance is zero or below the amount of the KNG award. At that time, the setup fee for the MPP will be reversed for students whose balance is cleared by the KNG award.
  5. Students whose balances are not cleared by the KNG award must pay the remaining balance by the single installment date in the MPP (December 1 for Fall and May 1 for Spring). The $30 setup fee for the MPP will not be reversed for these students.
  6. IMPORTANT: The program does not pay for courses that are dropped or retaken, or any courses from the Summer term.
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Scholarships for Veterans

A variety of scholarships is available exclusively to veterans. 

View Veteran Scholarships

Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.

 

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