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Veteran's Affairs

Veteran’s Affairs

For information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on VA educational benefits, please visit here.

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Nash Community College (NCC) is confident and proud of the relationships that we are building with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country, those who have served and their families.

NCC is dedicated to providing the highest quality comprehensive support to student veterans in an atmosphere of commitment, respect and academic excellence. The College offers training opportunities for veterans, eligible National Guard/Reservists and eligible dependents (spouse and/or children) of 100 percent service-connected disabled or deceased veterans.

For information regarding benefits administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, contact one of the following offices:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs - 1.888.442.4551 or
  • Nash County Veterans Service Office - 252-462-2720
  • Nash Community College Veteran Services Officer

Note: Some links on this page leave the NCC Website. These links are not to be considered as being endorsed by Nash Community College.

General Eligibility Requirements

Veterans Affairs students are in the unique position of having to meet requirements as specified by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the North Carolina State Approving Agency (NCSAA), and Nash Community College. Although NCC’s VA Office does not work for the Department of Veterans Affairs or the SAA, it is our job to work closely with them to ensure your needs as students are met. Our office strives to meet the Principles of Excellence.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + NCC Admissions Process

Admissions Application
Complete admissions application online here.


  • All transcripts must be submitted and reviewed by our Registrar Office before students can be certified for any VA benefits.
  • Request official high school / GED transcript.
  • Request official transcripts from all previous colleges / universities. (If applicable)
  • Request military transcripts online here. (If applicable)

Financial Aid
Apply for financial aid online at

Take placement exams (if applicable)
Please check with our Counseling Department to determine if you need to take the English and Math Placement Exams. You can email them at

VA Certificate of Eligibility Letter
Submit Certificate of Eligibility Letter from the VA. You should get this about 30 days after applying for benefits.


Plus (click or tap to expand) + Important Information

Verifying Enrollment (Chapter 30 and 1606 Recipients only)
All Chapter 30 and 1606 recipients must verify their enrollment each month using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or calling 1-877-823-2378.

The VA will only pay for courses that count towards graduation. Therefore, it is very important to consult with your academic advisor as you are registering for classes.

Tuition and Fees
Effective August 1, 2021, Chapter 30, 31, and 33 recipients are no longer required to enroll at a public institution of higher learning within a three-year period after leaving the service in order to benefit from in-state tuition and fees. The VA will not pay the tuition and fees for any other chapter.

Withdrawing from a Class
Students may accrue a debt with the VA and with Nash Community College if they withdraw or simply stop attending their courses. This can also jeopardize a student’s financial aid eligibility. We highly encourage you to reach out to your instructor first if you are considering withdrawing.

Failing a Class
Students may accrue a debt with the VA if they fail a class. Failing a class will also jeopardize a student’s financial aid eligibility and their academic progress. Once again, please reach out to your instructor if you are encountering difficulties.

Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students are required to meet the college’s satisfactory academic progress requirements in order to continue to be eligible for their VA Benefits. This means maintaining at least a 2.00 GPA.

The VA will not pay for enrollment in the following:

  • Courses that do not count towards graduation
  • Course audits
  • Repeated courses previously passed
  • Credit by examination
  • Continuing education classes (unless specifically approved by the NC State Approving Agency)
  • Dropped or withdrawn classes
  • Remedial courses taken online or in a hybrid or blended format (unless taken between March 1, 2020 – December 21, 2021 due to COVID-19)
  • Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) / High School Equivalency (HSE) / General Educational Development (GED)
  • Career and College Promise (CCP) students
  • Non-degree seeking students

Plus (click or tap to expand) + VA Educational Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill®
If it is your first time applying, complete this form.

Post 9/11 GI Bill® Transfer of Entitlement
If it is your first time applying, complete this form.

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
If it is your first time applying, complete this form.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation)
If it is your first time applying, complete this form. If used at a previous institution, contact your Vocational Rehab Counselor.

Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR )
If it is your first time applying, complete this form.

Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)
If it is your first time applying, complete this form. If used at a previous institution, complete this form.

If the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Transfer of Entitlement, Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty, or Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve was used at a previous institution, complete this form.


Plus (click or tap to expand) + Helpful Resources

Resource Contact Person Phone Email Address
Campus Police Sara Wiggins 252-451-8313
Career Placement Sonya Small 252-451-8261
Child Care Assistance / Work Study Priscilla Dickens 252-451-8296
Counseling Heather Christman 252-428-7363
Disability Services Jason Rierson 252-451-8260
M.A.L.E. Mentoring Jamal Pitt 252-451-8249
Student Activities Kara Deans 252-451-8218
Advising Services Renee Martinez 252-451-8373


Norman Cooper
Officer, Financial Aid/Veterans Services
Norman Cooper
Phone: 252-428-7355
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 2015