To receive VA educational benefits, students are required to do the following:
Step 1: Complete the NCC online admissions application by clicking the following link:
Step 2: Complete Application for Benefits
VA regulations governing institution-approved training of veterans and/or dependents of veterans require that certain documents be on file prior to certification of enrollment. To start the application process to use your GI Bill® or to use the GI Bill® of your spouse or parent, you first need to submit an application for benefits online at www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/.
Please check the groups (A or B) below to see what information needs to accompany your request.
Group A: Individuals under the following categories:
- Ch. 30 - Active Duty/Former Active Duty
- Ch. 33 Post 09/11 GI Bill
- Ch. 33 TOE 09/11 GI Bill Transfer of Eligibility
- Ch. 1606 - Selected Reserve
- Ch. 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
Individuals who have received any of these benefits at another institution will need to submit Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training.
Group B: Individuals under the following category:
- Ch. 35 - Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
Individuals who have received this benefit at another institution will need to submit Form 22-5495, Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training.
Step 3: Submit all Official Transcripts
Prior to being certified for benefits, you must submit all official transcripts from your high school/GED equivalency, from any college/universities you’ve attended, and military transcripts to the Admissions Office. It is highly recommended that you register for classes after all of your transcripts have been submitted and evaluated by our Registrar Office.
Step 4: Take Placement Exams (if applicable)
Please check with one of our counselors in Student and Enrollment Services to determine if you need to take the English and Math Placement Exams. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid
Apply for financial aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. NCC’s federal school code is 008557. The Financial Aid Office of NCC will receive your application 3-5 business days after you submit it. Please monitor your campus email for further updates regarding your financial aid status. You can also contact the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com.
Step 6: Register & Pay for Classes
Once you have registered and paid for classes, please complete the Veteran Services Enrollment Form. You can obtain the form from Student and Enrollment Services.
For Chapters 33, 33TOE, and 31, please complete the same form for certification. The Veterans Services Officer will make sure that your classes are held until payment is received from the Veterans Affairs. Please make sure that if the VA is not paying 100% of your tuition and fees that you pay the percentage you are responsible for.
Chapters 30, 35, 1606, and 1607 are responsible for paying their tuition and fees. This can be done using financial aid, paying out of pocket, or setting up a payment plan.
Once this information has been received, the Veterans Services Officer will submit your enrollment certification to the Department of Veteran Affairs. It can take anywhere from 60-90 days for VA to process your information and for you to receive your first check.
**Students receiving VA Educational Benefits must submit the Enrollment Verification Form each semester they wish to have their classes certified.
Step 7: Verify Enrollment (For individuals under Ch. 30, Ch. 1606, and Ch. 1607 only)
Prior to receiving your check, you must verify your enrollment at the end of the month on a monthly basis. You should wait until the end of the first month of school to verify your enrollment for the first time.
- Fall semester - verify for the first time on August 31
- Spring semester - verify for the first time on January 31
- Summer - verify for the first time on May 31
You can verify your enrollment by one of the following methods: