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Veterans Affairs Application Process

Obtain an Application for Admission (instructions) from the TCC location nearest you and submit it to the Enrollment Services Office at the campus you plan to attend. This campus will be regarded as your home campus. Be sure to determine whether or not you will pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. 

Contact your home campus to determine the need for Math and English Placement tests, and for assistance if necessary in choosing a program of study. All students receiving Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits must be enrolled in a State Approving Agency approved TCC curriculum leading to a Certificate or Associates Degree. 

Veterans may apply for initial education benefits by completing  the VA Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Benefits). Applications are available in the campus Office of Veterans Affairs, or you may apply directly to the VA by completing the online application for benefits (VONAPP) at the Department of Veterans Affairs website: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp . A copy of all discharge papers (DD Form 214 - member copy 4) must accompany the application.

The MGIB extended benefits to service members who formerly were entitled to the (Chapter 34) Vietnam-Era GI Bill education benefits.  Members of the armed services who were eligible for the conversion benefits, do not pay into the program.  Participants have 36 months of entitlements or the amount of entitlements they have remaining from Chapter 34, whichever is less. Benefits must be used within 10 years from the date the individual was released from active duty. Vietnam era claimants are eligible for increased benefit rates for the dependents. If prior marriages or divorces have occurred for the veteran or spouse, documentation such as a final decree of divorce will be required. 

YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR DD214 AND RECEIVE CERTIFIED COPIES AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CLERK OF COURT OFFICES: 

 

CHESAPEAKE
300 Cedar Road 
Chesapeake, VA 23320 
(757) 382-6111 

PORTSMOUTH:  Circuit Court Bldg. 

601 Crawford St. 
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-8671 

NORFOLK   
100 St Paul Blvd 
Norfolk, VA 23510 
(757) 664-4380 
                      SUFFOLK
441 Market Street 
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-6450 
VIRGINIA BEACH                                                                                                    
Court Municipal Center 
Virginia Beach, VA  
427-4181  
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