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Apply for Veterans Benefits

Getting started:

  1. Complete and submit CVCC Application for Admission. You may apply on-line at https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action
  2. Take assessment/placement tests and provide a copy of the scores to your Veterans Coordinator.  Practice test site: https://march2success.com/ and http://www.petersons.com/dantes/
  3. Meet with your Veterans Coordinator to discuss your academic interest and select a program. You must choose a degree plan or certificate plan to apply for DVA benefits.
  4. Enroll for classes on-line (http://www.cvcc.vccs.edu/Student Services/Advising/Enrolling.asp) or at the Office of Admissions and Records.
  5. Make payment before the due date; otherwise you will be dropped for nonpayment.
  6. Complete Notification of Veterans Student Status form for enrollment certification (www.cvcc.vccs.edu/Student%20Services/Veterans/VetStatusForm.asp). Certification is based on the number of credits; DVA will only pay for classes listed in your curriculum; and DVA will not pay for previously completed classes.
  7. Submit official transcripts for evaluation to the Office of Admissions and Records, including your DD-214, DD-2384 and transcripts from prior colleges and military service schools.  The DVA requires an evaluation of your military training/experience and all prior college credits. All transcripts must be submitted and evaluated by the end of your second semester; otherwise DVA will stop your benefits.

  8. Community College of the Air Force
    Joint Services Transcript (Army, Coast Guard, Marines Corps and Navy)

To activate your DVA benefits, please follow these steps:

  1. For Chapter 30, 32, 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 Survivorsí and Dependentsí 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, Survivorsí and Dependentsí 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 by touch tone (877-823-2378) or on-line Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE). Remember to repeat this process on the last day of each month you attended classes, otherwise you will not get paid.

To continue your education benefits without interruption:

  1. Submit a Notification of Veterans Student Status form each semester to your Veterans Coordinator www.cvcc.vccs.edu/Student Services/Veterans/VetStatusForm.asp.
  2. Promptly notify your Veterans Coordinator of any enrollment changes to avoid overpayment or underpayment of benefits; also report any changes on your monthly certification to DVA.
  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