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Veterans Benefits

 

A Veteran on the HCC campusHagerstown Community College has been approved by the Veterans Administration (VA) for the use of veteran educational benefits.

For assistance applying to HCC and for veteran's benefits, call the HCC VA Student Ambassador at 240-500-2377 or email veterans@hagerstowncc.edu. The VA Student Ambassador meets with students by appointment.

VA benefits are often received after the semester begins and are paid on a monthly basis; however, tuition and fees must be paid before classes begin. See the Request for VA Certification of Classes form.

Getting Started at HCC - Military Personnel/Veterans
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet for Military Personnel/Veterans

 

 

Campus Resources

 

External Resources

The GI Bill website has information regarding the different Chapters of educational benefits, amounts paid in each Chapter, other details regarding Veterans Benefits and a direct link to the Buffalo Regional Processing Center, to enable students to check on the status of their claims.

 

VA Feedback Tool

The VA, DOD, and the Department of Education released an online feedback tool designed to give military and veteran education beneficiaries the power to report negative experiences with the education institutions and training programs they attend as beneficiaries of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and military tuition assistance programs.

Military and veteran students and their family members can submit feedback at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp. Tuition Assistance (TA) or Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarship recipients can submit feedback at www.militaryonesource.mil/voluntary-education/complaint. Federal financial aid recipients can send feedback to Compliancecomplaints@ed.gov.

On April 27, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607 to address reports of misleading or predatory behavior toward veterans, service members, and their families pursuing higher education. EO 13607 directs agencies to establish, implement, and promote compliance with “Principles of Excellence” for educational institutions that interact with veterans, service members, and their families. The new feedback system is just one in a series of new tools launched recently to help veteran and military education beneficiaries learn more about their vocational aptitudes, select an educational institution, and best use their educational benefits.