Veteran Education Benefits

Military FriendlyIn order to be certified with the VA each semester, you must notify WGTC's Veterans Office that you have registered. Click here to send semester classes to Ms. Wheeler for Certification. All Veterans using MILITARY benefits must turn in this application to each semester before they can be certified with Veteran Affairs.

Should you need additional information, our WGTC VA Certifying representative, Ruthie Wheeler, can be reached at 678-664-0564 and 678-664-0557 or

West Georgia Technical College is dedicated to assisting veterans meet their educational endeavors. All of West Georgia Technical College’s credit programs are approved for Veteran Educational Benefits.

VA education benefits are available under the following programs:

  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Chapter 35 – Survivors’ & Dependents’ Education assistance
  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

For more information on each VA education benefit program, please

How to Apply for Education Benefit

  1. If you would like to apply for VA Education Benefits, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at Click on “Apply for Benefits” and use the VONAPP portal to fill out the online application. Once you have submitted the application and have been approved, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail in 4-6 weeks. You will need to turn in a copy of the certificate along with your DD-214 to the VA Certifying Official.
  2.  If you do not receive a Certificate of Eligibility within that time, please contact the Department of Veteran’s Affairs at 1-888-442-4551.

Transfer Students

If you have used your VA Education benefits at another institution and you want to transfer your benefits to WGTC, you must complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training form through VONAPP:

Once you have submitted the information to the VA, you will need to bring a copy of the form and your DD-214 to the VA Certifying Official.

Verify Your Enrollment

Chapters 30, 1606, 1607 recipients: Once you are certified by the VA Certifying Official, you must verify your enrollment with the Department of Veterans Affairs the last day of each month before you will receive your payment. To verify your enrollment, you can go online at or call 1-877-823-2378.


For specific questions regarding your VA Education Benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 or visit Questions specific to your benefits, eligibility, or payments should be directed to the number above. Unfortunately, we do not have access to this information and are unable to provide information specific to your benefit entitlement.

Also check our VA Benefits FAQ page

What is the Green Zone?

  • An initiative to support student veterans by designating locations recognized as a “safe place”.
  • Identifies faculty and staff throughout our college who are knowledgeable about issues faced by student veterans/family member and the resources available to assist them.
  • Participants are identified by a Green Zone emblem located outside their office door and/or on their syllabus.
  • A way to be supportive to those who have sacrificed for others.
  • Helps faculty and staff provide supportive services necessary to ensure that veteran students or veteran family member are successful in their academic pursuits, adjust to the campus environment, and eventually transition to civilian employment.

Green Zone Team Members

Name Campus Room Number
Volita Almon Coweta 222A
Brian Barkley Murphy 2118B
Sheila Billingslea Douglasville 106A
Candace Clowney Douglasville 112A
Alice Cobb Douglasville 217A
Brandi Dawe Douglasville 221B
Tondrika Dilligard Newnan B124
Jennifer Egas Carrollton  
Steven Ford LaGrange 715C
Teresa Garrison Murphy 2107A
Wendy Grey Douglasville 119D
Ivey Griffin LaGrange 400B
Daniel Halstead Coweta 119B/121B
Michelle Hill Douglasville 241A
Angelia Ingle Murphy 1148A
Michael Jiles Adamson Square 304
Tanya Johnson Murphy 2125B
Beverly Kirk Murphy 2108B
Melvin Buddy Lee LaGrange
Lenora McKeown Douglasville 226
Tabitha Medas Franklin  
Greg Minter Carrollton 113A
Cecilia Owens Murphy 115B
Gary Perry LaGrange 715A
Jamie Reece Murphy 2184A
G.W. Rogers Murphy 1012A
Penny Santelli Murphy 2154A
James Smith Carrollton 113D
Ken Smith Douglas 105A
Thomas Smith LaGrange 715E
Tonya Sparkman Murphy 2161A
Kyle Taylor Murphy 2113B
Lonetha Thompson LaGrange 400D
Barbara Tipton Murphy 2175A
Rosalita Troutt Murphy 2136B
Richard Wagner Murphy 2160A
Ruthie Wheeler Carrollton 113C
Dawne White Murphy 2158A


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