The following veterans and eligible dependents may be eligible to receive Veterans Educational Assistance:

  • Veterans 
  • Disabled Veterans that were discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability 
  • Eligible Dependents
  • sons, daughters, wives, and husbands of deceased or totally and permanently disabled veterans whose death or disability occurred while in military service
  • Eligible Selective Reserves and the National Guard 
  • Members of the Armed Forces must have entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985, and contributed toward their education under the Montgomery GI Bill®

Steps for applying for educational benefits:

  • Complete online application at  
  • Submit copies of completed application and any other documentation received from the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding your eligibility for educational benefits
  • Complete an application for Admissions 
  • Submit official high school or GED transcript along with any previous college transcripts
  • Take the placement test unless prior college level English and Math credit transferred in from a previous college

Steps for applying for Tuition Assistance:

  • Students seeking Tuition Assistance should receive approval from an Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling
    • Please contact the Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Office for any additional information

Requirements of VA Students

  • Pursue the exact curriculum for your program listed in the PCC catalog. Students will not be certified for classes not in their specified program of study
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, attendance and conduct for continuing eligibility of payments
  • Report to Certifying Official any changes to class schedule during the semester

The following forms may be used to apply for Veterans Educational Assistance:

Department of Veterans Affairs, GI Bill®
(888) GIBILL1 or (888) 442-4551