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Certifying VA Educational Benefits

In order for your VA Education Benefits to be certified, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Active servicemembers must consult with their Education Services Officer prior to submitting an application for VA benefits to Montgomery Community College.

  2. Veterans, active servicemembers, Guard and Reserve, and survivors and dependents must complete an application for VA educational benefits at https://vabenefits.vba.va.gov (Please note that this URL is correct but may not work in all browsers.) Please supply copies of all applicable documentation to Montgomery Community College.
  3. Veterans, Guard, and Reserve must supply a copy of their DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty to Montgomery Community College.

  4. Veterans, active servicemembers, Guard and Reserve, and survivors and dependents must apply for admission and submit a copy of your acceptance letter from Montgomery Community College to the VA Certifying Official.

  5. Veterans, active servicemembers, Guard and Reserve, and survivors and dependents must request official transcripts (high school or equivalent, college, College Level Examination Program, or Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support test results) to be sent directly to Montgomery Community College Admissions Office from all other educational institutions attended. Within two-to-three weeks after you apply for or transfer VA benefits, you will normally receive a letter from VA informing you that they have received your application and are processing it.

  6. Approximately 45 – 60 days (sometimes longer, depending on the workload at the Regional Processing Office in Atlanta ) after your application has been submitted, you will receive two copies of a letter from the VA entitled "Certificate of Eligibility." Copy Number 2 is for the VA Certifying Official at Montgomery Community College for inclusion in your VA file.

  7. Upon receipt of your official letter of acceptance from Montgomery Community College, submit a copy to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Montgomery Community College and consult with him/her prior to registration to ensure transcripts and other necessary paperwork has been entered into your file. The VA Certifying Official will aid you in ensuring your courses match your degree program. It is ultimately your responsibility to follow the approved courses listed for your degree program. Certification cannot take place until after you are successfully enrolled in classes.

  8. Veterans, active servicemembers, Guard and Reserve, and survivors and dependents may also apply for additional financial aid through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Click here to get started.

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Veterans Certifying Official | (910) 576-6222

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Tammy Owens

Veterans Certifying Official

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