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Military Benefits

Veteran Affairs (VA) education benefits help veterans, service members, and their qualifying dependents pay for college.
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About military benefits

Centra College encourages all active duty military, veterans, and qualifying dependents to apply for VA education benefits once accepted into a program. For more information about VA education benefits and how to apply, please visit If approved for VA education benefits, please send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the Financial Aid Office at

Students transferring from another school must complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training form prior to sending the COE. 

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill®️ educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.  

*GI Bill®️ is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the U.S. government Web site at