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Military Veterans

Galen College of Nursing Welcomes Veterans

It is our privilege to work with you in achieving your goals in the field of nursing. Thank you for your service.

Please note, VA Veteran’s Educational Benefits may not be available at all campus locations or for all program offerings. For information regarding the VA options available at your campus, please contact your VA School Certifying Official listed below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which VA Educational Benefits can I use while studying at Galen College of Nursing?
The following VA Education Programs can be utilized at Galen College of Nursing. To learn more about the education programs administered by the VA, visit the VA online at va.gov.

  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®, Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 – Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
  • Chapter 35 – Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserves (MGIB – SR)

What documents do I need to provide the College?

  • Certificate of Eligibility
    Apply online at va.gov. Please note, the application can take up to 30 days to process.
  • Joint Service Transcripts (JST)
    Veteran students only
  • Benefit Certification Request
  • All previous college transcripts

How much will I receive for my Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)?
All questions regarding additional benefits like MHA or Books/Supplies Stipend should be directed to the VA at 1.800.442.4551 (1.800.GIBILL1) or online.


Can I also use financial aid?
Students utilizing education benefits may also be eligible for federal financial aid. To be considered for federal student aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or via the myStudentAid mobile app. Be sure to add the Galen FAFSA code: 015924.

Contact the financial aid office for additional eligibility requirements.

When will my VA benefits be certified?
Galen certifies VA education benefits quarterly for students who have submitted all required documentation.

What else should I know?
Galen does not currently participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program or Active Duty Tuition Assistance.

Courses dropped after the published drop/add period will be reported to the VA and may result in a debt between the student and the VA.

For any other questions, contact your campus VA School Certifying Official at the contact information below.

 
 

Contact your VA School Certifying Official

Austin Campus

Grettel Kitner
Veteran and Military Student Service Coordinator
(210) 485-2214
TXVeterans@galencollege.edu

Benjamin Salazar
Veteran and Military Student Service Coordinator
(210) 485-2214
TXVeterans@galencollege.edu



Cincinnati Campus

Ken Huss
Financial Aid Manager
(513) 475-3604
khuss@galencollege.edu



Hazard Campus

Hazel Baker
Financial Aid Manager
(502) 709-7768
hbaker@galencollege.edu

Courtney Baker
Student Accounts Specialist
(606) 629-3146
cbaker@galencollege.edu



Louisville Campus

Melissa Bingham
Financial Aid Manager
(502) 410-6290
mbingham@galencollege.edu

Cailey Coates
Financial Aid Advisor
502-709-8381
ccoates@galencollege.edu



Miami Campus

Pete Del Rosario
Financial Aid Manager
(727) 258-6829
pdelrosario@galencollege.edu

Terese Sanders
Financial Aid Team Lead
(727) 258-6353
tsanders@galencollege.edu



Nashville Campus

Pete Del Rosario
Financial Aid Manager
(727) 258-6829
pdelrosario@galencollege.edu

Nastasha Pascall
Senior Financial Advisor
502-709-7764
npascall@galencollege.edu



Online Campus

Nastasha Pascall
Senior Financial Advisor
502-709-7764
npascall@galencollege.edu



Pikeville Campus

Hazel Baker
Financial Aid Manager
(502) 709-7768
hbaker@galencollege.edu



San Antonio Campus

Grettel Kitner
Veteran and Military Student Service Coordinator
(210) 485-2214
TXVeterans@galencollege.edu

Benjamin Salazar
Veteran and Military Student Service Coordinator
(210) 485-2214
TXVeterans@galencollege.edu



Tampa Bay Campus

Chris Rauch
Financial Aid Manager
(727) 258-6331
crauch@galencollege.edu

Pete Del Rosario
Financial Aid Manager
(727) 258-6829
pdelrosario@galencollege.edu

Terese Sanders
Financial Aid Team Lead
(727) 258-6353
tsanders@galencollege.edu

GI Bill ® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.