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Veterans Education Benefits

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The PCC Veterans Education Benefits Office is here to help veterans and their dependents use their benefits to support their college expenses. We recognize the sacrifice of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and we are honored to assist you in using your benefits to your best advantage.

How to use your veterans education benefits

  1. Step 1: Apply with the VA

    Complete the Veterans Online Application about six weeks before you want to start classes. If you need help completing the application, we can help!

  2. Step 2: Get admitted to PCC

    After completing the application with the VA, get admitted to PCC and choose your major.

  3. Step 3: Contact a Veterans Specialist

    Call one of our Veterans Specialists to start using your benefits at PCC.

  4. Step 4: Register for classes

    Register for classes that qualify for benefits and make sure you are enrolled full time.

  5. Step 5: Submit your schedule

    After you've registered for classes, submit your schedule for certification on the MyPCC Paying for College tab.

  6. Step 6: Protect your classes

    Make sure your classes are paid for so that you don't get dropped from a course.

  7. Step 7: Maintain eligibility

    Learn what you need to do to make sure you keep receiving benefits.

For active duty service members who want to use tuition assistance, please contact Alfonso Chicharro.

In addition to veterans benefits, veterans can also receive funding through financial aid.

Resources for veterans at PCC

PCC has veterans clubs, resources centers, and disability services to support the men and women who have served our country as part of our armed forces. Check out our resources for veterans at PCC.

Have a Question?

Our friendly office staff is here to help - please contact us!