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If you are applying for VA education assistance for the first time:

  1. Complete the Veterans Application. If you prefer a paper application, contact the VHCC Veterans Officer located in the Admissions Office or call (276)739-2460. If you qualify for more than one program, you can compare programs at the Veterans Administration’s Benefit Comparison Chart.
  2. If applying on-line, complete and submit the application, and then print a copy of the application for the VHCC Veterans Officer.
  3. Active Duty Veterans should submit a copy of their DD-214 (Discharge Form); and National Guard and Reservist should submit a copy of their NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility Form, which your Unit should have). Be sure to also submit any other essential documentation, such as Kicker contracts.
  4. Once you have enrolled in your classes, submit a Certification Request for VA Educational Benefits form to the VHCC Veterans Officer who will certify your enrollment with the regional Veterans Administration Office for processing. This process usually takes the regional office approximately 30 days; however, during peak periods, processing can take up to ten weeks.
  5. If you are a new student at VHCC or have not attended in the past three years, you will also need to complete the VHCC Admissions Application
  6. If you previously attended any colleges or universities (other than Virginia Community Colleges), submit official college transcript(s) and a completed VHCC Transcript Evaluation Request form to the VHCC Veterans Officer. 

If you have received VA education assistance at VHCC previously:

  1. Contact the VHCC Veterans Officer located in the Admissions Office or call (276)739-2460.
  2. Once you have enrolled in your classes, submit a Certification Request for VA Educational Benefits form to the VHCC Veterans Officer who will certify your enrollment with the regional Veterans Administration Office for processing. This process usually takes the regional office approximately 30 days; however, during peak periods, processing can take up to ten weeks.
  3. If you have not attended VHCC in the past three years, you will also need to complete the VHCC Admissions Application
  4. If you have attended any colleges or universities (other than Virginia Community Colleges) since you last attended VHCC, submit official college transcript(s) and a completed VHCC Transcript Evaluation Request form to the VHCC Veterans Officer. 

If you have received VA education assistance previously at another college or university but not at VHCC:

  1. Complete the Veterans Administration’s Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995). Dependent and Spouses receiving Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program need to complete the VA Form 22-5495
  2. Print the Change of Program or Place of Training form.
  3. Sign the form.
  4. Active Duty Veterans should provide a copy of their DD-214 (Discharge Form); and National Guard and Reservist should submit a copy of their NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility Form, which your Unit should have).
  5. Submit the form to the VHCC Veterans Officer located in the Admissions Office.
  6. Once you have enrolled in your classes, submit a Certification Request for VA Educational Benefits form to the VHCC Veterans Officer who will certify your enrollment with the regional Veterans Administration Office for processing. This process usually takes the regional office approximately 30 days; however, during peak periods, processing can take up to ten weeks.
  7. If you are a new student at VHCC or have not attended in the past three years, you will also need to complete the VHCC Admissions Application
  8. Submit official college transcripts and a completed VHCC Transcript Evaluation Request form to the VHCC Veterans Officer. 

College Comparison Tools

  • College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

    To start, enter the name of a college of interest to you or select factors that are important in your college search. You can find scorecards for colleges based on factors such as programs or majors offered, location, and enrollment size.
  • National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator
  • College Affordability and Transparency Center - Browse lists of institutions with the highest and lowest tuition & fees and net price.
  • Higher Education Financial Aid Shopping Sheet - This Web page provides students, families and institutions with resources and background about the development and adoption of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. The Shopping Sheet was previously referred to as the Model Financial Aid Offer Form and Know Before You Owe.

    The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (PDF) is a consumer tool that participating institutions will use to notify students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. The Shopping Sheet became available for use beginning in the 2013-2014 award year.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Paying for College  - Get help to make informed financial decisions about how to pay for college. Start by comparing financial aid offers or understanding student loan repayment options.

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Last updated: 7/18/2014 11:22:18 AM