Desiree Groves - BCTC VA Coordinator/Certifying Official
164 Opportunity Way, C-118
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone (859) 246-6820
Fax (859) 246-6889
Bluegrass Community & Technical College supports all service members, veterans, military spouses and dependents by providing them an affordable and convenient quality postsecondary education. We accept all GI Bills, GoArmyEd, Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance, MYCAA and the Kentucky Tuition Waiver. BCTC offers more than 40 programs of study that can lead to high-wage, high-demand careers, all of which are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs. BCTC has six campuses within a 30-minute drive of 95% of Central Kentuckians with flexible class schedules and online course options. Our Military and Veteran Student Services Center offers on-campus support and provides referrals to tutoring, counseling, disability and career services. A free online application is available for all students.
BCTC's VetSuccess on Campus Coordinator, Carlton Hylander, is located at the Leestown Campus every Tuesday and Wednesday. You can reach him for an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859)246-6678. The student should direct all questions concerning VA benefits to the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) at 1 (888) 442-4551. BCTC does not issue your payment; this is completed by the Department of Veteran Affairs. BCTC certifies your enrollment only.
VA regulations may change from time to time, so it is important that the student maintain regular contact with the DVA. Failure to report changes in student status may result in the individual's being held liable by the VA for any overpayment. It is imperative that the student read and closely follow the guidelines adapted from VA regulations found online at http://www.gibill.va.gov/.
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Students applying for Chapter 33, Post 9/11 benefits should first complete the application online through eBenefits and then print a copy of your application with the confirmation page and submit to the VA Certifying Official.
Students applying for Chapter 30, 35, 1606, 1607 may require additional documents to submit to the VA Certifying Official.
Students receiving Chapter 31 Vocational Rehab assistance need to provide the BCTC Certifying Official with a copy of their VA Form 1905, or have your case worker provide this before your enrollment can be certified.
Please note: only students receiving Chapters 31 (Voc Rehab) and 33 (Post 9/11) VA Educational Benefits will have their tuition payments submitted directly to BCTC. All other students are responsible for making payment arrangements with the business office for payment of their tuition and fees.
Attn: Tuition Waiver Coordinator
321 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
phone: (502) 569-1040
fax: (502) 595-4447