Chapter 32 VEAP (Veterans Education Assistance Program)
This program is for veterans who first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985. Contributions to the education fund must have been made by March 31, 1987. Active duty personnel were offered the opportunity to convert to the present Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) by contributing unused VEAP funds. Participants had to elect to convert between November 1, 2000 and October 31, 2001.
Students receiving VA educational benefits and attending at least 3/4 time may apply for this program. There must be a vacancy available, however, at the desired work-site. For the work-site to be approved by the VA, the job must be primarily VA related. VA Form 22-8691 (Application for Work-Study Allowance) must be submitted to the VA work-study coordinator at the Muskogee Regional Office. A copy of the current enrollment certification should accompany the application. The VA pays federal minimum wage or state minimum wage, whichever is greater. Active Duty personnel are not eligible.
Students receiving VA benefits may qualify for tutorial assistance. The tutor must meet departmental qualifications and cannot be related to the applicant. The VA will reimburse the applicant up to $100.00 a month, and up to a maximum of $1200.00 total. The tutor must verify the dates and hours of the tutoring sessions, sign the form below, and provide receipt of payment from the student. To apply, students must complete VA Form 22-1990t and turn it in to the schools certifying official.
Tuition Assistance must be awarded by the student's branch of service. With documentation, the military will pay up to 75 percent for tuition assistance and 100 percent for tuition exemption. Students should enroll in Tuition Assistance through GoArmyEd.com
Tuition Exemption must be awarded by the student's branch of service. If the student was awarded tuition exemption, they must first call the state office to verify that they are on the state's list before submitting paperwork to LSU Eunice. The contact for tuition exemption at the Louisiana State VA Office is Sgt. Carter, and her number is (504) 278-8304. Once the student verifies that they are on the list, they should submit all paperwork to Ms. Lora Biessenberger in the Registar's Office at LSU Eunice.
National Testing Program
The VA will reimburse any VA student up to $2000.00 if they are required to pay fees for any the following tests:
• SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
• LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
• GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
• GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
• AP (Advanced Placement Exam)
• CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
• ACT (American College Testing Program)
• DAT (Dental Admissions Test)
• MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
• MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
• OAT (Optometry Admissions Testing)
• PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test)
• TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
• DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
• ECE (Excelsior College Examinations)
Note: The student may retake any of these tests until they pass, they also may retake tests that are necessary to retain licenses.