Highland Community College

VA Benefits

Highland Community College welcomes the opportunity to serve undergraduate veteran, active duty, and reservist students.

Enrollment and Certification for Veterans

To use your Veterans Administration,VA education benefits, you must enroll in classes at HCC and then be certified by the HCC Registrar's office. Enrollment certification requests must be made each time you enroll in a new semester. Take advantage of pre-registration dates and get your forms in early to ensure prompt payment from the VA. All email notifications will go to your HCC student email address. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly.

To complete your HCC enrollment certification with the VA, follow the instructions on this website for one of the four student statuses below. 
 

New VA Benefit Users

All email notifications will go to your HCC student email address. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly.

To use your VA education benefits, you must enroll in classes at HCC and then be certified by the HCC Registrar's office. The VA will only pay for approved degree/certificate programs.

  1. Apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs (www.vets.gov/education/apply) to establish your eligibility for education benefits. Once the VA has processed your application, they will send you a Certificate of Eligibility. This is your official notification that you are eligible to use your benefits.
  2. Apply for admission and enroll in classes at HCC.
  3. Once you are enrolled in classes, submit the following forms along with your certificate of eligibility to the HCC Registrar's office for enrollment verification.

 

If you make a change to your schedule after you've submitted your Enrollment Certification Request, please complete and submit the Notice of Schedule Change for VA Education Benefits. This form must be completed EACH time a schedule change is made.
 

Returning VA Benefits Users

All email notifications will go to your HCC student email address. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly.

For each semester that you want to have your enrollment certified to the VA, you must download, complete and submit the following forms along with your certificate of eligibility to the HCC Registrar's office.

 

It is strongly recommended that you submit this form well in advance of the first day of courses for each semester.

If you make a change to your schedule after you've submitted your Enrollment Certification Request, please complete and submit the Notice of Schedule Change for VA Education Benefits.

Your course schedule will be reviewed by the Registrar's office. To be certified to the VA, your classes must be required for your HCC degree plan. To ensure that your classes will be certified, you should request a HCC Grad Check to see how your classes fit into your HCC degree plan.
 

Transfer VA Benefits Users

All email notifications will go to your HCC student email address. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly.

In addition to your certificate of eligibility, the following forms must be completed and submitted to the HCC Registrar's office each semester.

 

Transfer students must complete the Change of Program or Place of Training Form if benefits have been used at another institution.

 

If you make a change to your schedule after you've submitted your Enrollment Certification Request, please complete and submit the Notice of Schedule Change for VA Education Benefits. This form must be completed EACH time a schedule change is made.

 

Guest VA Benefits Users

All email notifications will go to your HCC student email address. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly.

If you are a guest military student from another college, you must:

  1. Request a parent school letter from your current institution's Veterans Certifying Official be sent to the HCC Registrar's office.
  2. Download, complete and submit the following forms along with your certificate of eligibility to the HCC Registrar's office.

 

Once the HCC Registrar's office has received BOTH of these documents, your certificate of eligibility, and you are enrolled in approved classes at HCC, the Registrar's office will certify your enrollment to the VA.

If you make a change to your schedule after you've submitted your Enrollment Certification Request, please complete and submit the Notice of Schedule Change for VA Education Benefits. This form must be completed EACH time a schedule change is made.

 

What Students Need To Know

  1. All email notifications will go to your HCC student email address. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly.
  2. To be eligible for VA educational benefits, students must be degree-seeking with a declared major.
  3. Veterans are paid according to the number of credits in which they are enrolled and the length of term and/or course.
  4. Student veterans are eligible to receive financial aid and VA benefits. To apply for financial aid, please contact the HCC Financial Aid Office.
  5. Courses required for veteran student degree programs will qualify for payment with VA educational benefits. 
  6. Veteran students who have been previously enrolled in college coursework and have not met satisfactory academic progress, will not qualify to receive veteran's benefits until they return to good academic standing.

 

For more information on veteran benefits and locations, please visit www.vets.gov.

HCC articulation for service members and veterans

Request a Military Transcript

 

 

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