ATC welcomes veterans, active-duty service members, and military family members of the United States Armed Forces. We have a support structure in place to assist men and women who have served in the U.S. military and their family members with applying for their education benefits and certification of enrollment. Other services offered include assistance with admissions, applying for financial aid, academic advisement and counseling. Thank you for your military service, and thank you for choosing Aiken Technical College to pursue your dream career!

To receive VA Education benefits, you must apply online through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Because you may be eligible for more than one benefit, programs are explained here and a Comparison Tool is also available.

For more information and next steps, go to Enrollment for Veterans.

Visit the Veteran FAQ section for more on Requirements and Conditions for Veteran Aid.

Military Friendly School '23-24 Gold  

Bridge the Gap Sponsorship Criteria and Application

The Bridge the Gap Scholarship provides military veteran students with funds to support their education goals while attending Aiken Technical College. Applications are available each year in late fall. The application is available here. Awards range between $500 to $2,500 and is a separate scholarship from the ATC Foundation scholarships. You are encouraged to apply for ATC scholarships also.

For more information, call (803) 508-7263 or email

Fluor Cost of Living Expense Grant

This grant is need-based and is awarded to military veterans and active-duty service members to assist with the cost of attending school and living expenses. The college will award on an as-needed basis to qualified and selected applicants while funds are available.  To apply, complete the Fluor grant application and submit documentation, if applicable, to the Enrollment Services Center. The fall deadline to apply was September 6, 2024.


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