Through approval by the Veterans Administration (VA), Hagerstown Community College is proud to offer veteran educational benefits. Contact Angela Ryan to find out more information or if you need assistance applying for these benefits.
Hagerstown Community College is in full compliance with Public Law 113-146, Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) Section 702, and Maryland House Bill 935. This means that certain out-of-state veterans and active duty military personnel and their dependents may qualify for In-County or In-State Tuition Rates. For more information, visit the Application for Nonresident Tuition for Eligible Military & Veterans form.
How Do I Apply?
- 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 VA Certification of Classes form for more information.
- VA Certification of Classes Form
- Online Students: Distance Learning Testing Form
- Application for Nonresident Tuition for Eligible Military & Veterans
- Academic Advising
- Disability Support Services
- Financial Aid
- Fitness Center
- Internship and Job Services
- Career Program Achievers (CPA)
- Tutoring through the Learning Support Center
- Veterans Club for Students
Veterans Connection Center
The Veterans Connection Center is located in the newly renovated Student Center on campus, room 169. The center provides a central place for veteran students to connect with other veterans and support staff on campus. Private study space and computer access is available to help make the transition from military duty to the college classroom a stress-free experience. A map covers one of the walls in the center to identify where HCC’s veteran students have served.
GI Bill Website
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, the latter which enables students to check on the status of their claims.
VA Feedback Tool
The Veterans Administration, the Department of Defense, 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 email@example.com.
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.