Appalachian Bible College is privileged to train you who have served our country. ABC is approved by the Veterans Administration (VA) as a training facility for eligible veterans, service personnel, reservists, children and widow/widowers of veterans. Military Students follow the standard admissions process, with additional benefits available.

Veteran Benefits

Veterans at ABC are eligible to receive the following federal benefits in addition to all other federal and state aid:  

  • Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
  • Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

Military Leave of Absence

ABC will document a student’s temporary leave of absence due to military responsibilities, such as being called to full time duty as a reservist or guard member. ABC will document the beginning and ending date when the student leaves active academic status and returns to it. A leave of absence refers to the specific time period during which he/she is not in academic attendance for an ongoing program. The student will not be penalized academically for the time he/she is gone. He/she will be allowed ample, reasonable time to make up the work when he/she returns to active academic status. The student will not be penalized for excessive absences during the time in which he/she was on full time military duty. If the student is gone most of the semester, reasonable arrangements will be worked out for the student to either complete the semester’s work or be allowed to Withdraw Passing and redo the entire semester’s work at a later time, subject to approval by the Vice President for Academics. Any appeal of this policy must be made in the form of a written request which must be presented to the Vice President for Academics.

Contact ABC's VA Representative

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