Military Students


Welcome U.S. Veterans, Service Members, Spouses, and Dependents!

Snead State Community College is committed to providing veterans with a successful educational experience. Veteran, military students and dependents are invited to join the Snead State Veteran Association (SSVA). Veteran Services is located in the Financial Aid Office in room 106 of the Bevill Center.

Office Hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
For more information, contact Federal Aid Specialist/VA Certifying Official Megan Light at (256) 840-4213 or megan.light@snead.edu.

Admissions

For information about the admissions process, please click here or email the Office of Admissions.

Military transcript - In order to have your military transcripts evaluated, you must complete a request from your branch of service to have your transcript sent to: Snead State Community College, Attn: Admissions, PO Box 734, Boaz, AL 35957.
  • Servicemen and Servicewomen who served in the Air Force can request their transcripts here.
  • All Servicemen and Servicewomen who served in all other Military Branches can request their transcripts here

Readmission of Service Members

Snead State Community College will promptly readmit any student who could not attend school due to military service with the same academic status he/she held when last attending or accepted for admission following the provisions below. The student will be enrolled into the next classes in his/her program of study.
  • Military service is defined as service (voluntary or involuntary) in the armed forces, including service by a member of the National Guard or Reserve on active duty, active duty for training or full-time National Guard duty under federal authority, for a period of more than 30 consecutive days under a call or order to active duty of more than 30 consecutive days.
The student must notify Snead State Community College's Veteran Services Office of his/her military service and intention to return to school as follows:
  • Notification of Military Service -  The student (or an appropriate officer of the armed forces or official at the Department of Defense) must give oral or written notice service to the school as far in advance as is reasonable under the circumstances. This notice does not have to indicate whether the student intends to return to school and may not be subject to any rule of timeliness. Alternatively, at the time of readmission, the student may submit an attestation of military service that necessitated the student's absence from the school. No notice is required if precluded by military necessity, such as service in operations that are classified or would be compromised by such notice.
  • Notification of Intent to Return to School - The student must also give oral or written notice of his/her intent to return to school within three years after the completion of the period of service. A student who is hospitalized or convalescing due to an illness or injury incurred or aggravated during the performance of service must notify the school within two years after the end of the period needed for recovery from the illness or injury. A student who fails to apply for readmission within these periods does not automatically forfeit eligibility for readmission but is subject to the school's established leave of absence policy and general practices.
 

Applying for Benefits

Students should speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their military service branch prior to enrolling at Snead State Community College in order to determine what benefits you are able to receive. You can determine the status of your benefits or inquire about problems receiving your benefits by contacting the VA at 1-888-442-4551 or at www.gibill.va.gov.

To obtain information about the Alabama GI Dependent Scholarship Program, click here or visit your local Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs County Courthouse Representative.

Click here to learn more about the certification process at Snead State Community College.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Contains information about VA education benefit programs, including the GI Bill®, Tuition Assistance, Veterans Educational Assistance and others.
 
How to Apply for GI Bill® Benefits -  Electronic online application to apply for GI Bill® benefits.
 
Federal Student Aid - Electronic online application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
 
W.A.V.E. - Monthly verifications are to be completed on the last calendar day of the month.

GoArmyED - GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for all eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime, anywhere for classroom and distance learning. It allows Soldiers to manage their education records including college classes, testing, on-duty classes and Army Education Counselor support.