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Military & Veterans Education Benefits

Earn your degree at TCC without breaking the bank.

Whether you are an active-duty service member, veteran, military spouse or dependent, there are a variety of options to finance your education.

TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE) military support specialists are here to help you make the most of the military education benefits you qualify for and to guide you through the process of using your benefits.

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GI Bill®

We’ll help you figure out the appropriate GI Bill® military benefits to fund your education and walk you through the application process, whether you’re a veteran, spouse, or dependent.

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The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program provides up to $4,000 of assistance to eligible military spouses pursuing a portable career. Our knowledgeable staff will put you on the right path.


Virginia Military Survivors & Dependents Educational Program

VMSDEP provides eligible students with education benefits acknowledging the military services and sacrifice of their military parent or spouse. Learn how to apply for these benefits.


Military-related students may be eligible for in-state tuition, even if they are not domiciled in Virginia

Enrollment Certification Request (ECR) Form

Using your benefits? Use the Enrollment Certification Request (ECR) form every semester if you are, or will be, using your VA Military Education Benefits at TCC.

Financial Resources for military-related students

TCC encourages students to make smart financial decisions about financing their college education. These tools and resources can help you make the best decisions for your situation.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s website has tools, articles and resources to help you make informed decisions about how to pay for college.

iGrad helps you make smarter financial decisions with free, personalized financial advice and tools.

GI Bill® Comparison Tool allows veterans, service members and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

Financial Aid Comparison Shopper, a free online tool to help you compare financial aid offers and pick the one that works best for you.

College Scorecard, a U.S. Department of Education website, has data on college costs, graduation rates, and post-college earnings.

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is designed to help you estimate your total cost of attendance at TCC. The sheet provides information about your available financial aid, net costs, and how much you should expect to pay out-of-pocket.