Veterans Benefits

Veterans Education Benefits

 

Welcome, veterans, National Guard members, and active military personnel, to Kennebec Valley Community College! And thank you for your service!  We are committed to helping you access your education benefits and supporting you as you attain your academic and career goals. KVCC is one of the Servicemember Opportunity College (SOC) Degree-granting institutions of higher education, and also participates in the VA Yellow Ribbon program.

 Every year KVCC holds a veterans’ dinner in the fall, and has a veterans’ advocate hold office hours on campus once a month to help you with education and other benefits.  We are in the first stages of creating a veterans group on campus.  For more information, please contact fstack@kvcc.me.edu, 207-453-5014.

 All credit programs and some non-credit courses are approved by the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans Education Programs for the use of the various VA educational assistance programs, more commonly known as “GI Bills.”  Qualified military personnel, veterans, and their eligible dependents who are enrolled in approved programs may apply for VA benefits through the Financial Aid Office. Students should obtain VA applications from their Veteran Centers, the KVCC Financial Aid Office, or by going to www.gibill.va.gov to fill out an online application as far in advance of course registration as possible. Requests for Advance Pay of VA benefits must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office 30 days before the start date of the first semester of enrollment. The Financial Aid Office will assist students with the VA application process, and with other issues that may arise during enrollment.  Students who receive VA benefits may also qualify for other financial aid programs offered by the College and are encouraged to apply.

 

To learn more about the different programs for veteran education benefits, please click on one or more of the links below: