Through its Veterans Affairs Office, GSCC cooperates with the Department of Veterans Affairs providing students who receive VA educational benefits with services to ensure that the objectives of the VA are pursued to the fullest advantage of both parties. The policies and procedures followed by the College are explained on the College’s website at http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/financial_aid/veterans-education-benefits. Additionally, information on the Alabama GI Dependents' Scholarship Program is presented under Financial Assistance. Students may telephone the Gadsden State Veterans Affairs Office at 256.549.8207 or 256.835.5467 for more information.
Complaint Policy for Students Receiving VA Educational Benefits
For students receiving VA educational benefits, any complaint against the school should be routed through the VA GI Bill Feedback System by going to the following link: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp. The VA will then follow up through the appropriate channels to investigate the complaint and resolve it satisfactorily.
Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a grant program designed to provide free educational support services to eligible veterans across ten counties including Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Blount, Cleburne, Dekalb, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair and Talladega. The staff is trained to work with veterans on all academic levels by evaluating current skills and developing individual education plans to provide options for academic advancement including self-paced study, tutoring, or group study. Qualified veterans may also elect to receive assistance with academic counseling, college registration, financial aid, book loans, and use of the VUB computer laboratory. VUB also offers eligible veterans seminars on topics including study skills, career planning, community resources, computer skills, financial education and time management. All aspects of the program are free and designed to ensure each veteran's academic success. Interested veterans are urged to visit the website: www.gadsdenstate.edu/vub; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 256.549.8286 for assistance on the Wallace Drive Campus or 256.835.5481 on the Ayers Campus. Veterans Upward Bound, one of the College's TRIO programs, is totally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.