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Veterans Educational Assistance
If you are eligible for BOTH the Montgomery GI Bill-Chapter 30 AND Post 9/11-Chapter 33, please contact the Veteran Certifying Official on-campus before electing a chapter. Election in the Post 9/11-Chapter 33 program is IRREVOCABLE!
The Department of Veterans Administration provides programs of financial assistance for the education and training of eligible veterans and veteran dependents. These programs are designed to encourage self-improvement and offers financial help to such veterans and veteran dependents in raising their educational level. Curriculum programs are approved by the North Carolina State Approval Agency for training veterans under Public Law 894 and for children and widows of certain deceased or totally disabled veterans under Public Law 634. Carteret Community College has been approved for the training of veterans. Veterans, spouses widow, and children of deceased veterans who want to attend school under US Code 10 or 38, Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606 or 1607 may be admitted to Carteret Community College and approved to receive educational benefits provided they meet the requirements established by the Department of Veterans Administration.
V.A. Toll Free Telephone Number and Internet Address
Call the toll free number if you need to communicate directly with the Veterans Administration. The number is 1-888-442-4551. A Veteran student should be prepared to give their veteran file number (veterans social security number) to the Veterans Administration counselor who answers the telephone. You may also contact the Veterans Administration by email at www.gibill2.va.gov and "Ask A Question and Find An Answer".
All students receiving Veterans Educational Assistance are encouraged to visit the Veterans Educational homepage at: http://www.gibill.va.gov/
How to Apply for Veterans Educational Assistance for Veterans and Reservists
You must apply with the Veterans Administration to begin using your educational benefits.
If you are using the Survivors and Dependents Educational Program-Chapter 35, it is recommended that students apply in-person with the county Veterans Service Officer.
The Carteret County Veterans Service Office can be found at 3710-B John Platt Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557 (ph. 728-8440). Other required information may include a marriage certificate, children’s birth certificates, divorce decree, or a deceased spouse’s death certificate.
In addition to applying with the Veterans Administration, you must:
a. Submit an Application for Admission to Carteret Community College.
b. Request official transcripts from high school, GED scores, and other college or university transcripts, if applicable.
c. Take the placement test. Contact Academic Support Center at (252) 222-6218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
V.A. Student Responsibilities
· A veteran student must notify the Veterans Certifying Official with a change of major program of study.
· A student must contact the Veterans Administration if there is a change in address or number of hours enrolled.
· A veteran student may not enroll in a class outside his or her approved curriculum as indicated on the curriculum check sheet.
· A student receiving Veteran benefits is not allowed to repeat any courses for which he or she has previously been given credit. It is the students responsibility to enroll in only those courses required for graduation.
· In addition, a veteran student may pursue a double major by completing a Second Major form with the Registrar’s Office.
Enrollment status is based on registered credit hours that count towards the students program of study and length of enrollment for the term. Classes taken outside of the students major will not be included in enrollment status for VA purposes.
Post 9/11 Veterans: If you are enrolled solely in distance learning courses, the housing allowance will be prorated.
For a Veteran Education Assistance and Semester Hours and Length of Term Equivalents table log to financial aid then forms.
Audit, Enrollment Change, College Prep Course, and Repeat of Courses
Courses taken for "Audit" purposes will not be calculated in the VA enrollment status. In the event a student changes his course(s) to "Audit" after the beginning of term, the enrollment status will be reduced by the appropriate amount. A repayment of aid may be required.
If a student changes his or her enrollment status during the term, or during the academic year, the VA will be notified, and benefits will be decreased by the appropriate amount.
A student’s placement test scores and/or prior college coursework will determine whether or not remedial coursework is required.
College prep (remedial) courses that are taught completely on-line can not be certified for enrollment purposes.
A student can repeat a course that was failed in a prior term.
Enrollment can not be certified for courses that are previously taken and passed.
Change of Major, Program of Study, or Place of Training
If a veteran student wants to change his or her major program of study or transfers from one school to another, he or she should complete the Form 22-1995 or Form 22-5495, located in the Financial Aid/Veterans Office or on the VA website http://www.gibill.va.gov.
Veterans are required to notify the VA Certifying Official at email@example.com after registering for his/her next period of enrollment. Students who register late and/or do not notify the VA Certifying Official may experience a break in pay.
A veteran student is expected to attend class. As with all students, a veteran student exceeding the allowable absences will be dropped from class. This drop will be reported to the Veterans Administration, and benefits will be adjusted accordingly.
Verification of Attendance
Most veterans receiving MGIB-Active Duty benefits (Chapter 30), as well as those in the Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606 and/or 1607), must verify their enrollment each month to receive payment for that month. Your enrollment can be verified on the last calendar day of the month by logging on to the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave or by calling the VA toll free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line at 1-877-823-2378.
Paper verification forms (VA Form 22-8979) will no longer be issued for persons receiving Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 or Chapter 1607 benefits.
The next monthly check will be held until enrollment is verified by the Veterans Administration. To ensure timely payment, it is important to submit this information as soon as possible.
A veteran student is expected to follow the curriculum standards as shown on curriculum check sheets, unless a course may be substituted to meet a requirement. A student may request course substitution with the submission of the Course Substitution Recommendation Form.
Under certain circumstances some courses may be taken on an independent study basis. The student must contact their advisor and curriculum coordinator for details in requesting approval to take a course by independent study.
Satisfactory Progress for V.A. Benefits
Page Last Modified:March-05-2015
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