Military and Veteran Student Services

Military and Veteran Student Services

Desiree Marshall - BCTC VA Coordinator/School Certifying Official
Leestown Campus
164 Opportunity Way, C-118
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone (859) 246-6820
Fax (859) 246-6889

Locations: The first Wednesday of the month Newtown Campus CB 213, all other Wednesdays Cooper Campus AT Bldg, Room 102.

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 is approved by the Kentucky Approving Agency for Veterans Education for the use of VA Education Benefits for eligible individuals under title 38 U.S.C. BCTC has seven 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, Joel Andrade, is located at the Leestown Campus every Tuesday and Wednesday. You can reach him for an appointment at 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

Please check out the following websites for assistance on resources and information for current service members, veterans and their families.

New Students Applying for VA Education Benefits

Click here to apply for:

  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Chapter 35 (Dependent or Spouse of a Veteran)
  • 1606 (National Guard Reserve)
  • 1607 (R.E.A.P)

Students applying for Chapter 33, Post 9/11 benefits should first complete the application online through

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.

New and Continuing Students

  • BCTC requires that any student applying for or using VA benefits to complete a Schedule Information Card at the beginning of every semester that the student is enrolled at BCTC.
  • Students are responsible for notifying the BCTC VA Certifying Official of any changes in their Schedule (add/drop) during every semester.
  • Students changing their school to BCTC (who have received VA benefits at another school in the past) or students changing their program/major.
  • To complete the VA form 22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training, online at the VA website.

Kentucky Tuition Waiver

  • Students must print and mail the application to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs to the address listed below.
  • Click here to complete the Tuition Waiver Application.
  • Students must submit the KTW Certificate to the BCTC VA Certifying Official to have their tuition waived once approved.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs

Attn: Tuition Waiver Coordinator
321 West Main Street
Suite 390
Louisville, KY 40202
phone: (502) 569-1040
fax: (502) 595-4447

GoArmyED Tuition Assistance Program

  • Currently GoArmyEd Tuition Assistance Program is not processed through the Military and Veterans Student Services Office.
  • All interested students, please start at your unit for the specifics and eligibility requirements.
  • Please click here to visit the GoArmyEd website.
  • Please note that once Tuition Assistance Approval is made, that documentation is to be turned into the BCTC Business office for billing.
  • Students receiving GoArmyED Tuition Assistance will have these funds subtracted before tuition is reported for those students receiving Chapter 33 Post 9/11 tuition payment.

Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance

  • Tuition Assistance is available by inquiring at your unit to obtain the necessary application materials.
  • Deadlines are April 1st for Summer and Fall semesters and October 1st for spring semester.
  • The National Guard Center will load this information for ALL institutions in the state and will then be distributed to the BCTC Business Office and applied to your student account.
  • Changes in location of educational training cannot be made at the Office of Military and Veterans Student Services; the Guards MUST contact Boone National Guard Center at (502 607-1307.
  • Students who receive National Guard Tuition Assistance may also receive VA benefits, however your national guard tuition assistance is subtracted before processing for those receiving Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition payments.

Federal Tuition Assistance through the Kentucky National Guard