Students seeking Veterans’ Services should contact the Financial Aid Office, 336.249.8186, Ext. 6227 or email Beverly Brown Billings.

New students who are using their veterans’ education benefits for the first time will need to fill out a DCCC Veterans Contract. This form will need to be printed, filled out and returned to the Financial Aid Office at DCCC. This document is for internal use only and will not affect your VA Education Benefits.

The Veterans' Services Office at DCCC currently manages the following programs:

Chapter 30 - The Montgomery G.I.Bill - Active Duty
Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 32 - VEAP (Veterans' Educational Assistance Program)
Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Chapter 1606 - The Montgomery GI Bill
Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) Chapter 1607
Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
VOW to Higher Heroes Act 2011 – Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

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Chapter 30 - The Montgomery G.I.Bill - Active Duty
The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30. For more information go to www.gibill.va.gov (this link takes you away from DCCC website).

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
Any veteran with a compensable disability rating of 10% or more is invited to file application for Vocational Rehabilitation by completing VA Form 28-1900 and submitting it to your local VAVR Office. You may need to set up an appointment to discuss your educational plans, test your aptitude, interests and abilities as well as review the nature of your disability and how it affects your ability to gain employment. A decision of your entitlement to the benefit will be rendered after the counseling appointment. Once the application is filed, you will need to see the Veterans Representative at DCCC to assist you in getting started. 

Chapter 32 - VEAP (Veterans' Educational Assistance Program)
VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. For more information go to www.gibill.va.gov (this link takes you away from DCCC website).

Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. For more information go to www.gibill.va.gov (this link takes you away from DCCC website).

You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:

  • A veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.
  • A veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
  • A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
  • A service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. This change is effective December 23, 2006. For more information go to www.gibill.va.gov (this link takes you away from DCCC website).

Chapter 1606 - The Montgomery GI Bill - - Selected Reserve program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. For more information go to www.gibill.va.gov (this link takes you away from DCCC website).

Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) Chapter 1607 - REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. For more information go to www.gibill.va.gov (this link takes you away from DCCC website).

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) - The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. This program will pay eligible individuals:

  • tuition & fees directly to the school not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition & fees at a public Institution of Higher Learning
  • a monthly housing allowance based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school
  • an annual books & supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment
  • a one-time rural benefit payment for eligible individuals.

This benefit is payable only for training at an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL). If you are enrolled exclusively in online training you will not receive the housing allowance. If you are on active duty you will not receive the housing allowance or books & supplies stipend. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. For more information go to www.gibill.va.gov (this link takes you away from DCCC website).

VOW to Higher Heroes Act 2011 – Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.

The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:

  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

The program is limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants must attend full-time in order to receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates upon completion of the program.

Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certificate, and train the Veteran for a high demand occupation. For more information go to www.gibill.va.gov (this link takes you away from DCCC website).

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Financial Aid Deadlines

Spring 2014:
FAFSA Application: November 15, 2013
FAFSA File completion: Dec. 1, 2013
Admissions Application/Placement: Dec. 1, 2013 

Summer 2014:
FAFSA Application: April 15, 2014
FAFSA File Completion: May 1, 2014
Admissions Application/Placement: May 10, 2014

Fall 2014:
FAFSA Application: June 1, 2014
FAFSA File Completion: June 15, 2014
Admissions Application/Placement: August 1, 2014

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