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Veteran's Affairs

At Wytheville Community College, the Certifying Official for Veterans Affairs acts as a liaison with the Regional Processing Office in Buffalo, NY. Our goal is to assist veterans and/or the dependents of veterans with the application and certification process. Students who are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill under chapter 30, 31, 33, 32, 35, 1606, or VEAP are able to apply for their respective educational benefits with assistance from this office. The VA requires all students to be enrolled in an official curriculum leading to a certificate or degree in order to receive benefits. You must contact your VA certifying official each semester to complete the necessary forms to establish and maintain your eligibility for benefits.

The Department of Veterans Services State Approving Agency approves programs of education offered at Wytheville Community College.

Any questions regarding the eligibility of a veteran or dependent can be answered by calling 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) or visiting www.gibill.va.gov.

Initiating your MGIB benefits

If you have never used your GI Bill:

  1. Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits online at: Application for VA Education Benefits
  2. Once you have registered for your classes please complete the Veterans Affairs Certification Request Form. This form will need to be completed each term you register for classes.
  3. If you drop/add classes during the term you must complete the Veterans Affairs Change of Election Certification Request Form.

If you have used your GI Bill at another institution

  1. You will need to complete a copy of the form 22-1995 Request for Change of VA Education Program of Place of Training. You may also obtain the form from the VA Certifying Official located in 221 Bland Hall. Once you have completed this form please submit it to the VA Certifying Official.
  2. Once you have registered for your classes please complete the Veterans Affairs Certification Request Form. This form will need to be completed each term you register for classes.
  3. If you drop/add classes during the term you must complete the Veterans Affairs Change of Election Certification Request Form.

Financial Information

WCC's policy on tuition payment: Tuition and fees are to be paid by the student according to the dates set forth in the academic calendar. Students' classes will not be certified with the VA until payment for tuition has been made. VA benefits are reimbursements, not scholarships. The only exceptions are those students who have been approved for VMDSEP, CH 31 or CH 33 benefits.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Wytheville Community College is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, a consortium of over 1,300 institutions pledged to be reasonable in working with servicemembers and veterans trying to earn degrees even while pursuing demanding, transient careers. As a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges member, WCC is committed to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and work experiences. SOC is sponsored by 15 national higher education associations with the military services, the National Guard Bureau, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense serving as cooperating agencies.

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Student Veterans of America at WCC is an officially recognized group by the college and is a nationally certified chapter of Student Veterans of America. SVA's main mission is to provide veterans with resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in a college setting. Veterans interested in SVA at WCC may contact any of the following:

Chris Robinson - crobinson@wcc.vccs.edu
Phone: 276-223-4898

Mark Wildman - mwildman@wcc.vccs.edu
Phone: 276-223-4821

Shauna Crosscup - scrosscup@wcc.vccs.edu
Phone: 276-223-4764

Veterans Upward Bound

Information about the Veterans Upward Bound program can be found by clicking here.

Contact Information

  • VA Main Benefits Hotline 1-800-827-1000
  • VA Education Hotline 1-888-442-4551
  • Shauna Crosscup, VA Certifying Official 276-223-4703, Fax: 276-223-4807, scrosscup@wcc.vccs.edu

General College Planning Assistance (Online)

For useful information about planning your college education, we recommend the Virginia Education Wizard.

 

Wytheville Community College has been recognized by both G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education as a "Military-Friendly College" for 2014.

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