Veterans Affairs @ TCC
Welcome Home OEF/OIF Veterans and thank you for your service!
Photo Credit: Sgt Dajon N. Schafer Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs.
Veteran Affairs Summer 2013 Information Sessions
Here is why you SHOULD ATTEND our Information Sessions:
Learn about the VA Work-Study Program
Learn how to complete online registration
Learn how we can help you better understand your VA Educational Benefits
It is packed full of valuable information
The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is a new benefit providing
educational assistance to individuals who have
active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Veterans requesting VA benefits must notify the campus VA office of class enrollment
(Notification Process), immediately upon the completion of class enrollment/registration.
The Office of Veterans Affairs at Tidewater Community College welcomes
We are happy to see your interest and hope that you will find
your association with our institution
to be a rewarding experience.
The following link may help you with "Frequently Asked Questions".
Watch videos that talk about Financial Aid dealing with Veterans: "FINANCIAL AID TV"
Orientation, Student Development classes and Academic Alert
The campus Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) can explain
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) educational benefits, as well
as help you apply for these benefits. Eligibility for DVA education
benefits rests solely with the DVA (1-888-442-4551) or visit DVA Internet
The TCC OVA maintains up-to-date files and can advise you on guidelines
for receiving and keeping benefits.
Each semester, veterans using DVA educational benefits must report
to the campus OVA after completing the enrollment process. New veterans
planning to use DVA benefits must report to the OVA before enrolling.
Veterans must immediately inform the campus OVA if they drop, add,
audit, stop attending, have a class cancelled, withdraw or are withdrawn
from class(es) or the college, are unable to attend classes, or
make any changes to their enrollment status.
If you are a disabled veteran and need assistance, contact a campus
Veterans Affairs Adviser. If you are having academic difficulties,
check with your campus Veterans Affairs Adviser to see if you are
eligible for DVA-assisted tutoring. Also see the disability community government web page that provides information and opportunities for veterans and military members.
The Office of Veterans Affairs has prepared this information especially
for your use. Its purpose is to answer some of your immediate questions
and to refer you to those individuals who can best answer other
questions that you may have.
The Office of Veterans Affairs is responsible for providing services
to veterans, active military and dependents enrolled at the college.
Some of the services available through the office are:
- Providing guidance for veteran students and dependents to insure
that they are certified for veterans benefits.
- Advising veterans concerning the DVA's requirements for maintaining
satisfactory course pursuit
- Counseling by discussing the curriculum with each student and approving the courses selected, if consistent with DVA regulations
and directly related to the requirement specified for a Certificate
- Administering a tutorial reimbursement program for all qualified
veterans and dependents enrolled at Tidewater Community College.
- Providing veteran students with job opportunities through a
DVA Work Study Program.