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Apply for Veterans Benefits

Getting started:

  1. Submit CVCC application at https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action
  2. Submit FAFSA application at https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  3. Take assessment/placement tests. 
  4. Meet with your Veterans Coordinator to discuss your plans.
  5. Enroll in classes.
  6. Pay for your classes before the due date; otherwise you will be dropped for nonpayment.
  7. Your pay is based on the number of class credits; DVA will only pay for classes listed in your curriculum.
  8. Submit official transcripts to Admissions and Records, including your DD-214 and transcripts from prior colleges (DVA will not pay for previously completed classes). 
  9. All transcripts must be submitted and evaluated by the end of your second semester; otherwise DVA will stop your benefits.

  10. Community College of the Air
    Joint Services Transcript (Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy)

To activate your DVA benefits, please follow these steps:

  1. For Chapter 30, 33, 1606 and 1607 benefits, submit an Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990) on-line at Veteran Affairs On-Line Application.

    Note: If you have previously used your education benefits, please submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA form 22-1995) on-line at Veteran Affairs On-Line Application.
  2. For Chapter 35 benefits, submit an Application for Survivors, and Dependents, Educational Assistance Program (VA form 22-5490) on-line at Veteran Affairs On-Line Application.

    Note: If you have previously used your education benefits, please submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training, Survivors, and Dependents, Education Assistance Program (VA form 22-5495) on-line at Veteran Affairs On-Line Application.

    Note: If you are eligible for Chapter 35 benefits, please inquire about the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program).
  3. To receive payment you must verify your enrollment monthly either on-line at Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by phone (877-823-2378). You must do so on the last day of each month you attended classes, otherwise you will not get paid.

To continue your education benefits without interruption:

  1. Each semester, notify the Veterans Coordinator regarding your enrollment.
  2. Nnotify the Veterans Coordinator of any enrollment changes to avoid overpayment or underpayment of benefits.
  3. Have all prior college credits and military experience evaluated by the end of your second semester.

All forms are available at the office of the Veterans Coordinator.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Click one of the following links:

Contact the Veterans Coordinator:
Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7631
Email: click here

Located in Amherst Hall, Room 2204