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.

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 – Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 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.
  • DD-214
    Veteran students only
  • Joint Service Transcripts (JST)
    Veteran students only
  • 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

Cincinnati Campus

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

Hazard Campus

Olivia Proffitt
Financial Aid Advisor
(606) 629-3144
oproffitt@galencollege.edu

Louisville Campus

Rachael Boykins
Financial Aid Manager
(502) 410-6237
rboykins@galencollege.edu

Online RN to BSN

Hazel Baker
Online Financial Aid Advisor
(502) 498-2858
hbaker@galencollege.edu

San Antonio Campus

Craig Siwarga
Veteran & Military Student Services Coordinator
(210) 485-2287
csiwarga@galencollege.edu

Tampa Bay Campus

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