Veterans Education Benefits

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia welcomes our military and their dependents.  

MTSA is approved to certify students eligible for VA Educational Benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and complies with the Executive Order 13607 establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members. 

Questions regarding VA education benefits while attending MTSA should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, or 615-732-7673.

School’s Certifying Officials (SCO): Sara Metcalf, Assistant Director of Financial Aid; Jennifer Speer, Director of Financial Aid

Various military programs offer financial assistance to students in exchange for service following completion of the program. For benefits related to service, visit

Student Responsibilities:

  • Apply for your military benefits  
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office of intent to request military benefits (
  • Submit a Certificate of Eligibility (COE)  and DD214 (student service member) to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Keep your address and direct deposit information current with the VA and Financial Aid Office.
  • Report all enrollment changes to the Financial Aid Office. You will be responsible for any and all charges owed the VA and/or MTSA as a result of any changes.

Register and utilize eBenefits to assist in:

  • Obtaining up to date information on your educational entitlement
  • Updating your Direct Deposit and personal contact information
  • Downloading VA letters and personal documents
  • Viewing current status of your payments

How to contact VA about your VA education Benefits:

  • Online

To enter the “Submit A Question” site, go to or to review frequently asked questions (FAQs), go to Students can send VA a secure email that will be answered on a first-come first-serve basis.  Also register to be notified of any updates to the information.  This contact method is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be also utilized worldwide. 

  • By Phone

Students can call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1888-442-4551).  This line is available from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. central time Monday-Friday.


**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).