Office of Veteran Affairs
VA Coordinator: Tan-Gee Deem -- Ms. Deem is the school certifying official for Veterans' Educational Benefits in Bethel University's College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and College of Health Sciences. This office will certify under Chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, 1606, and 1607. Some of her roles will be to 1) Certify the enrollment and changes in enrollment for eligible veterans and their dependents. 2) Communicate the registration status of eligible veterans and their dependents with the VA at the beginning and ending dates of each semester. 3) Act as a resource for student veterans and their dependents concerning VA benefits and plans of study.
Located: Vera Low Student Enrichment Center, Office G119, 101 Wildcat Lane, McKenzie, TN 38201
Welcome to Veterans Affairs
Bethel University is here to assist veterans, reservists, guardsmen, active duty service members and dependents with their education benefits they have earned through service.
If you plan to attend Bethel University, you must file an admission application and meet all of the admission requirements. You may contact the Veterans Office and receive information needed to apply for VA benefits or go to the website www.gibill.va.gov and apply for VA benefits online. Please print a copy of the completed application and bring it to the Office of Veterans Affairs along with a copy of your DD214 when you register for classes.
Once this is complete and you have registered for classes, contact Ms. Tan-Gee Deem at 731-352-4012 and request to be certified for VA benefits.
Remember: All paperwork must be completed and returned to the Admissions Office and Veterans Affairs Office before certification can be submitted.
Important Notice to Army Servicemen Regarding Tuition Assistance Program Suspension (Effective March 8, 2013)
When is tuition assistance being suspended? Effective March 8, 2013, Soldiers are not permitted to submit new requests for Tuition Assistance. Soldiers currently enrolled in courses approved for tuition assistance are not affected, and are allowed to complete current course enrollment.
Are there other federal options, other than Tuition Assistance, for Soldiers to pay for college while still serving? Soldiers may continue to pursue their educational goals with VA education benefits, if applicable, that include the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30), Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1607), The Post 9/11 GI Bill, federal grants and federal financial aid. National Guard Soldiers may also be eligible for state Tuition Assistance benefits.
Apply for VA Benefits