VA Benefits

Contact Us

Downtown Campus

Veterans Resource Center

Downtown Campus, Room E304 Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

South Campus, Room B512 (Building B) Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lee Williams, Military Veterans Advisor Phone: 253.680.7188
leewilliams@bates.ctc.edu

Andy Hall, VA Certifying Official Phone: 253.680.7035
ahall@bates.ctc.edu

Elmer "Top" Hill, VetCorps Navigator Phone: 253.680.7556
ehill@bates.ctc.edu

If you're using your VA educational benefits at Bates, we can help. Bates is a participant of Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35; Post 9/11 GI Bill®; Montgomery GI Bill®  -Active Duty; Vocational Rehabilitation; and Veteran's Innovation Program.

To apply for benefits, go to www.gibill.va.gov and click 'Apply for Benefits.' You'll need to provide Bates' VA Certifying Official with the following documentation:

  • Copy of your online VA application
  • Letter of Eligibility from VA
  • DD214
  • College Transcripts
  • COMPASS scores

We also recommend that you apply for financial aid.

Helpful Resources


Selected programs of study at Bates Technical College are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.