Center for Military and Veterans Education

Welcome to the CMVE

Tidewater Community College serves military-related students through several convenient campus locations, as well as on several area bases. Find out why TCC is consistently rated as “best for vets” and “military friendly"!

Admission procedures are different depending whether you are active-duty, veteran or dependent.

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Credit where it's due

TCC values your prior learning experiences, including those gained through the military.

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Ratings roadmap

Through the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership, TCC will work with you to satisfy your education and career goals - wherever you are. 


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Best for vets and military-friendly

The CMVE is a one-stop resource with a dedicated military advising and student support team

The CMVE has over 50 staff members working on the college’s four campuses who are dedicated to your success, providing quality consolidated student services and broadening TCC’s extensive service to military-related students. Of the CMVE staff, 93% are veterans or spouses of an active service member.

Using your benefits

Whether you are active duty, retired or a military dependent, chances are you have educational benefits that you can use towards your education at TCC. We can help you identify your available benefits and walk you through the process of applying for and using them. Select your status below to find out more.

military members studying

Active duty

Tuition assistance, GI Bill, financial aid? We can help you choose the best benefits for your situation.

military member with family


Let us help you figure out the appropriate GI Bill for your situation and walk you through the application process.

military spouse

Spouse or dependent

MyCAA funds? Transfer of benefits from the GI Bill? Our knowledgeable counselors will put you on the right path.

Preparing for the workforce

Are you separating from the military and considering your options for a civilian career? Do you want to advance your career in the military? The CMVE provides professional development programs in a variety of industries. One may be just right for you.

Learn more about all the professional development programs we offer.

maritime port

Maritime Logistics

Learn about the acquisition, movement and flow of goods and services for the civilian or military maritime industries.

Virtual Employment Academy

Learn how to make your skills portable by becoming a virtual employment professional. Perfect for military spouses and MyCAA approved.

Manufacturing Skills Institute

The MSI will expand opportunities for veterans to qualify for in-demand manufacturing fields

Solar Ready Vets

TCC has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic for a free pilot program that prepares transitioning sailors for potential employment in the solar industry upon discharge.

Activities, opportunities and news

Military-related students at TCC can take advantage of many services and activities. There are plenty of ways to get involved.


Begin your military career at TCC with no military commitment and the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college or university!

Employment Assistance

CMVE’s career specialists cater to military-related students and maintain relationships with employers looking to hire veterans.

Student Veterans of America

Get involved in this college-wide organization for all military related students including spouses and dependents.


From here to NSU to the Marine Corps


TCC recognized again as "Best for Vets"


TCC receives Department of Transporation grant to benefit military-related students

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CMVE Offices

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Building D (Kempsville)
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7777

Fax: 757-822-7710


Pass Building
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Phone: 757-822-5144

Fax: 757-822-5014


Walker Building
350 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1207

Fax: 757-822-1650


Building A
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-2197

Fax: 757-822-2136