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Veterans' Affairs


AGTS is on board with the Yellow Ribbon Program!

If you have served on Active Duty for more than 36 months since 9/11/2001, you may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program under the CH 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill! With this program, not only do you receive the CH 33 GI Bill benefits to which you are entitled, but for a limited number of students, AGTS and Veterans Affairs jointly pay for the tuition not covered by your benefits. Students participating in our Yellow Ribbon Program will not pay anything out of pocket for the duration of their benefits at AGTS!

This is our way of saying “Thank you!” for your service and sacrifice for our nation!

VA Education Benefits:

AGTS is approved by the Missouri State Approving Agency to certify eligible veterans to receive VA benefits. VA education benefit recipients may include active duty personnel, reservists, national guardsmen and certain dependents of 100% disabled veterans. If you are not sure if you are eligible for VA education benefits, you may contact a VA Counselor at 888-442-4551. The VA has final authority on the eligibility of students to receive VA benefits. For more information on VA education benefits, please visit the link below.

Overview of VA Education Benefits

Activating VA Education Benefits for Courses Taken at AGTS:

Detailed instructions and forms for activating or transferring VA education benefits through AGTS are provided in the link below.

Submitting VA Education Benefits Through AGTS

Tuition Assistance:

Tuition Assistance (TA) is available to Air Force Chaplain Candidates, Army Chaplain Candidates, active duty personnel, reservists and national guardsmen. Individual TA programs may vary. Contact your branch specific education officer for more information about this program and eligibility. For instructions for commonly submitted requests for TA through AGTS, please visit the links below:  

TA for Air Force Chaplain Candidates

TA for Army

TA for Missouri Army National Guard

TA and VA Top-Up Program: Authorization from the President of the United States also permits VA to pay a Tuition Assistance Top-Up Benefit. This Top-Up Program allows those military members who use TA to also use VA concurrently.

Additional Websites: and , can provide further helpful information about TA and VA benefits.

Contacting the AGTS Veterans Advisor: If you have questions or need more information about veterans programs, please contact the Financial Aid/Veterans Advisor at 417-268-1041, 800-467-2487 ext. 1041, or via email at

Become A Military Chaplain Candidate

Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:28 PM


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