Veterans Education Benefits

You can use your veterans education benefits to help pay for your education at TCC. Your eligibility depends on a number of factors; the CMVE’s specially-trained veterans admissions advisors are here to help you use your benefits to further your education at TCC.

There are multiple GI Bill® benefits and each is different. We recommend comparing your options using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool or the VA website comparison table. These tools can help you calculate your benefits, research approved programs, and determine eligibility.

Only the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can determine your personal eligibility for benefits. Call 888-442-4551 to learn about your eligibility status.

Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides education benefits for those who have served on active duty for 90 or more days after September 10, 2001. You can use your Post-911 GI Bill® for approved training, including: graduate and undergraduate degreesvocational/technical trainingon-the-job trainingflight trainingcorrespondence traininglicensing and national testing programsentrepreneurship training and tutorial assistance. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill® benefits.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits include:

  • Tutorial assistance up to 100% tuition and fee coverage, dependent on your eligibility tier
  • monthly housing allowance
  • annual books and supplies stipend


This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, including tuition and fee coverage up to 100% (depending on your eligibility tier), monthly housing allowance, and an annual stipend for books and supplies.

Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents.

Eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits

At a minimum, you must have served at least 30 days of continuous active duty service after September 10, 2001 and be discharged due to a service-connected disability or served an aggregate of 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge.

Learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill

Montgomery GI Bill® - Chapter 30

The MGIB-AD program—sometimes known as Chapter 30—provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty service after June 30, 1985.

Eligible Servicemembers may receive up to 36 months of education benefits. The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category, any college fund eligibility, and if you contributed to the $600 buy-up program. 

Learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill®

Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve – Chapter 1606

The Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) is available to veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserves, as well as the National Guard.

Eligibility for MGIB-SR

To be eligible for the MGIB-SR you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve or Guard signed after June 30, 1985. If you are an officer, you must have agreed to serve six years in addition to your original obligation.
  • Complete your Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT)
  • Meet the requirement to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before completing IADT
  • Remain in good standing while serving in an active Selected Reserve unit

Learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program - Chapter 31

This program helps veterans with service-connected disabilities become employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. The program offers a number of services to help each eligible disabled veteran reach their rehabilitation goal, including vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance, and more.

Learn more about the Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Chapter 31 VA Education Benefits Pay Rates

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View step-by-step instructions for veteran students to apply to TCC and use your GI Bill® Benefits. 

CMVE Offices

Call us at 757-822-7645 or 855-399-7480 (toll-free if outside the U.S.)

Office hours:
Virginia Beach: Mon - Tue: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wed - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Chesapeake: Mon - Tue: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wed - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Norfolk: Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Portsmouth: Mon - Tue: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wed - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CMVE military base contact information

Virginia Beach (Main Office)

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

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-7710

Chesapeake

Pass Building
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-5014

Norfolk

Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-1650

Portsmouth

Building A
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-2136

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