Financial Aid

Veterans' Educational Benefits

Horry Georgetown Technical College is approved by the Veterans Administration as a training facility to administer the various type of veterans' benefits. To receive veterans' educational benefits at HGTC, you must be certified for benefits by the Veterans Affairs Office. If you are a new student, you must be accepted for admission to the College in order for the Veterans Affairs office to process your claim for educational benefits. Veteran students should review the websites listed below for current information regarding eligibility, descriptions of benefits and resources, and requirements.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA toll-free number, 1.888.442.4551 (GI Bill-1)

The South Carolina State Office of Veterans Affairs  Phone (803) 734-0200

Types of Benefits:

Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

MYCAA (Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program)

MyCAA is a Department of Defense (DoD) program which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) that can help them pursue education, training, licenses, certificates, and degrees leading to employment.

Chapter 30

The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, also known as Chapter 30, provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans. This program provides educational benefits for eligible individuals entering the military service after June 30, 1985.

Chapter 31

This program is for individuals who have a service-connected disability, and the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs has determined that training and rehabilitation services are needed to overcome an employment handicap.

Chapter 1606

The MGIB-SR program, or Chapter 1606, may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

REAP is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Chapter 35

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Obtain and complete VA Form 22-5490, Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance. Send it to the VA regional office where you will train. If you are a son or daughter, under legal age, a parent or guardian must sign the application.

Free Tuition/Education Assistance for Certain Veterans' Children

This program provides free tuition to the children of certain war veterans attending South Carolina state-supported colleges and universities, as well as state-supported, post-high school, technical-education institutions. Certain residency requirements apply. For questions or to apply, contact (803) 647-2434.
Download the Application for Tuition Assistance for Certain War Veterans' Children Veterans Educational Assistance Program.


VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the federal government. You may use these benefits for degree, certificate, correspondence, apprenticeship/on-the-job training programs, and vocational flight training programs. In certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher training may also be available.