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Getting Started

New VA Student

  • Complete an Application for Educational Benefits (Form: 22-1990). Apply online; you should receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA in 2–4 weeks.
  • Before you turn in any paperwork you must register for classes.
  • Copy of DD-214 (Member Four Copy), or if drilling with the Reserve or Guard, submit a copy of Notice of Basic Eligibility (Form: DD-2384) from Reserve or Guard Unit Officer.
  • Fill out the Request for Certification (required to be submitted to the VA Coordinator each semester). Request for Certification Form
  • Request for Deferment (optional; this is for Veterans who wish to have their tuition/fees deferred; form must be submitted to the VA Coordinator each semester; tuition/fees are due in full by the last day of class of each term). Request for Deferment Form
  • Turn in Certificate of Eligibility once it is received from VA.

Continuing VA Student

  • You must register for classes then fill out the Request for Certification (required to be submitted to the VA Coordinator each semester). Request for Certification Form
  • Request for Deferment (optional; this is for Veterans who wish to have their tuition/fees deferred; form must be submitted to the VA Coordinator each semester; tuition/fees are due in full by the last day of class of each term). Request for Deferment Form

VA Transfer Student

You must be registered for for your courses before you turn in any paperwork. Paperwork required:

  • Complete an application for Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form: 22-1995).
  • Copy of DD-214 (Member Four Copy) or if drilling with the Reserve or Guard, submit a copy of Notice of Basic Eligibility (Form: DD-2384) from Reserve or Guard Unit Officer.
  • Fill out the Request for Certification (required to be submitted to the VA Coordinator each semester).
  • Request for Deferment (optional; this is for Veterans who wish to have their tuition/fees deferred; form must be submitted to the VA Coordinator each semester; tuition/fees are due in full by the last day of class of each term).

First-Time Dependant of Veterans

  • Complete an Application for Educational Benefits (Form: 22-5490). You should receive a Certificate of Eligibility in 2–4 weeks from the VA.
  • Register for your classes.
  • Request for Certification (required to be submitted to the VA Coordinator each semester).
  • Request for Deferment (optional; this is for Veterans who wish to have their tuition/fees deferred; form must be submitted to the VA Coordinator each semester; tuition/fees are due in full by the last day of class of each term).
  • Turn in your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.

VA Fallen Soldier Dependent Tuition Waiver

TBR Veterans' Dependents' Post-Secondary Education Assistance

This amendment to TCA Title 49, Chapter 7 provides that every dependent child of certain veterans or spouses of certain veterans may receive educational assistance in the form of a waiver of tuition, maintenance fees, activity fees, and/or required registration and/or matriculation fees.

VA Fallen Soldier Dependent Tuition Waiver (PDF)
Includes waiver conditions, eligibility requirements, required forms, and important terms information.

Procedure

  1. Student picks up the appliation in the NSCC Veterans Affairs Office
  2. Student provides completed application and all documentation required to the NSCC VA Office.
  3. Data must be provided to the NSCC VA Office at least three weeks prior to fee payment deadline posted by the NSCC Bursars Office
  4. The NSCC VA Coordinator reviews the application and documents. If complete and accurate, the VA Coordinator submits the student's waiver to the Bursars Office. The Bursars Office will be responsible for posting the waiver.
  5. If documents are not complete, the VA Coordinator will send an e-mail to the student indicating actions that are needed.
  6. If no response has been received or documentation is not complete by the first day of classes, the VA Coordinator will place documents in an inactive status and no further action will be taken.
  7. Student must confirm that status on original application/documentation has not changed prior to any future waivers.
  8. As long as the student's status has not changed, the student completes a renewal application before the deadline date posted by the NSCC Bursars Office each term.

Prior Dependent of Veterans

Program Pursuit

  • In order to receive VA educational benefits, all courses taken must count towards the graduation requirements in your VA-approved program (Degree or Certificate Major).
  • Repeated (previously passed) courses from either transfer credit or courses taken at NSCC do not qualify for VA benefits. Additionally, any courses taken that do not count towards graduation credit in your program are excessive courses, and do not qualify for VA benefits. In most cases Remedial or Developmental courses are VA approved.

Matriculation

The Department of Veterans Affairs considers a student to be matriculated when the Admissions Office has received all the necessary documents for admission as a regular major-seeking student.

These necessary documents include the following:

  • Veterans & Reserves: DD-214 (Member Copy 4)
  • Active Duty: DD-295 / DA-2586
  • Air Force: Transcript from Community College of the Air Force
  • Army: Military Training Transcript (AARTS)
  • Marines & Navy: Military Training Transcript (SMART).

You are required to matriculate by the end of the first semester of enrollment. Failure to matriculate will prevent continued enrollment at NSCC and terminate the use of your Veterans Educational Benefits at this institution.

Prior Credit Evaluation

The Records Office will evaluate all applicable matriculation documents for transfer credit. That portion of transfer credit, which applies directly to your specific program, will be awarded towards your graduation requirements. Awarded credit will shorten the length of your program accordingly.

Previously earned credit, whether earned from another institution or military training, must be reported to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Once reported, prior credit is not required again unless new transfer credit is earned, or your degree program changes.

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