Steps to Process VA Education Benefits

Veterans should follow the steps below to access their VA education benefits. 

Note: The following steps are not for dependents of veterans. Dependents should follow the steps on VA Education Benefits for Dependents

Have questions or need help? If you would like to talk with a coordinator before you begin or at any time during the process, contact us at va@montgomerycollege.edu. Please remember to check your MC email account frequently. We may send you reminders and follow-ups to make sure you have completed all the necessary steps to receive your benefits. 

For New Students

 

  1. Submit an application to the Veterans Affairs Department to receive a Certificate of Eligibility. 
    • National Guard members must also submit DD-2384, which can be obtained through your unit. 
    • Transfer students must submit VA form 22-1995.

  2. Complete the application, orientation, and registration steps detailed on Getting Started: How to Apply and Register. You should also apply for financial aid to get help covering fees and other expenses. 
    • Note: You do not need to wait to receive your Certificate of Eligibility to begin the Montgomery College application and registration process. 

  3. Email the VA Coordinator at VA@montgomerycollege.edu to make an appointment. Bring a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility and a copy of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or DD-295 (Military Experience Evaluation).

  4. If you require Disability Support Services, contact DSS or visit a Disability Support Services Office, located on all three of our campuses.

  5. Submit a Certification Request for VA Benefits  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) to va@montgomerycollege.edu or to the VA Office on your campus. This allows the College to process your payment from the VA. If you do not submit the Certification Request, your classes will be dropped for nonpayment. 

  6. Learn more about Combat to College, veterans clubs, and other campus services exclusively for veterans. 
For Returning Students

 

  1. Register for classes

  2. Submit a Certification Request for VA Benefits to va@montgomerycollege.edu or to the VA Office on your campus. This allows the College to process your payment from the VA. If you do not submit the Certification Request, your classes will be dropped for nonpayment.
For Visiting Students from Another College or University

 

  1. Follow the enrollment and registration steps for Visiting Students.

  2. Submit a Certification Request for VA Benefits  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  to va@montgomerycollege.edu or to the VA Office on your campus. This allows the College to process your payment from the VA. If you do not submit the Certification Request, your classes will be dropped for nonpayment.
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