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Veterans Benefits

Crescent Bartending & Gaming proudly supports our military and accepts VA benefits

Welcome to Veterans Services for Crescent School.

We've developed our website in an effort to help you navigate the process required to use your education benefit.

Crescent School is committed to giving back to those who serve our country and the family members who support those service members. Our Admissions staff is eager to assist with explaining your VA Education Benefits and entitlements, and guiding you through the enrollment verification process.

Crescent staff will assist in using your benefits from the Department of Veterans AffairsCrescent School is an approved institution for the education and training of veterans, reservists and the children and spouses of deceased or 100% “total and permanently” (with no further exams pending) disabled veterans. Our Admissions Representatives help those who are eligible to obtain Veterans Educational Benefits. We will help direct you through the application process, and work as an instructional and advisory aid between the Department of Veterans Affairs and you as a Crescent student.

Students who wish to use veterans’ educational benefits should identify themselves to our Admissions staff as soon as possible so that proper enrollment certification procedures can be initiated for your program. 

If you don’t know what Chapter you are claiming, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (1-888-442-4551).

Steps to using your VA Education Benefits

1. If you are eligible for VA education benefits, you will need to complete and submit an application (VA form 22-1990) to the regional Veterans Administration Office. Begin the application process on the GI Bill Website.

2. After submitting the application, you will receive written notification explaining the VA’s decision regarding your eligibility for the benefit program you applied for. If you are eligible, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) that specifies your eligible program, benefit rate, and length of eligibility.

Important: Once you receive your COE and are deemed eligible, you will need to submit a copy of your COE to your Admission Representative at the Crescent campus of your choice.

There are five types of military tuition asistance that Crescent accepts3. Once you are enrolled at Crescent, a VA Certification Application must be completed and turned in for certification (depending on the applicable Chapter) the recipients wish to use their VA education benefits. Benefits will not pay unless this form is completed each semester.

Programs that Veterans are eligible for at Crescent include:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31
  • VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 – Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) – Chapter 32
  • Post 9/11 GI-Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Chapter 30
  • Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) – Chapter 35

Veteran Links and Resources:

Each Chapter has different eligibility requirements and benefits, so it is important to know the Chapter you are eligible for.

Chapter 31     http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

VRAP     http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm

Post 9/11     http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/

Apply on line     http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/

Educational Benefits     http://www.gibill.va.gov/

GI Bill Resources     http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/education_resources/programs/ncd.html

Service Officer   1 (800) 827.1000

Call an Admissions Representative at the campus you want to attend for questions and assistance on Veterans Benefits:

Call Joe or Kathy in Las Vegas: (702) 458-9910
Call Josh or John in New Orleans: (504) 822-3362
Call Kay at Tunica Resorts/Memphis: (662) 363-9999
Call Daryl or Autumn in Gulfport/Biloxi: (228) 822-2444