Veterans Affairs students seeking reimbursement of VA education benefits are in the unique position of having to meet requirements as specified by both the Veterans Affairs Educations Benefits Office (VAEBO) and the State Approving Agency (SAA). Although CPCC’s VA Office does not work for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), it is our job to work closely with them to ensure that your needs as a student are met. Our office strives to meet the DVA goal of “Putting Veterans First”.
To receive VA education benefits, students must do the following:
- Apply for VA educational benefits: You can access the application by going to www.benefits.va.gov, then click on Apply for Benefits (VONAPP) and select the appropriate application.
- Complete and submit a VA Student Packet to the VAEBO. Access the packets at www.cpcc.edu/veterans, click on the Forms tab. The packets are based on the type of benefit you are using. Follow the VA Check List in the packet to complete all requirements.
- Request official copies of High School, Military Transcripts, all prior College Transcripts, and Member 4 DD-214 to be sent to Student Records.
- IMPORTANT NOTICE: Your VA file will not be complete until all High School, College, Military Transcripts, and Member 4 DD-214 are in Student Records and evaluated. See Links to request military transcripts.
- Meet with an Academic Counselor to be admitted into a VA Approved Program of Study;
- Read, sign and return all requested forms included in the VA Student Packet.
- Attend the VA Annual Certification Workshop each academic year. The Workshop schedule is located at www.cpcc.edu/veterans.