Veterans educational benefits can be used for:
- All associate degree programs
- All certificate and career studies certificates
Workforce (noncredit) certificates and classes are not eligible. See Programs of Study for more details about credit and workforce (noncredit) programs at PVCC.
Find out which benefits apply to you:
Follow these steps to become a student at PVCC:
|STEP 1: SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION
You must be enrolled in a degree program or certificate in order to apply for VA Benefits. Apply online now using the Virginia Community College System's application. After completing your application, you will receive a student ID number and username on your confirmation page. Print this page or write down this information for your records.
See instructions on completing the application.
Request help with the online application for admission.
|STEP 2: APPLY ONLINE FOR VA EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
(BOTH VETERANS AND DEPENDENTS).
To find out what specific educational benefits you may be eligible to receive, please call the information service at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at 800.827.1000 or 888.442.4551. You may also visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Web site for more information.
|STEP 3: APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID.
PVCC Financial Aid
Main Building, Rm. M136
School Code: 009928
We encourage all degree- and certificate-seeking students to apply for financial aid. Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study positions. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. To obtain your maximum eligibility, it is best to complete the FAFSA prior to March 31 of the year you plan to attend PVCC, but you may apply after this date.
|STEP 4: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE
Military and Veterans Advisor
Main Building, Rm. M132E
Our mission is to help you meet your educational goals. The enrollment process at PVCC involves a series of steps and decisions that are necessary to ensure your success as a student. Contact Veterans Services at 434.961.5282 to schedule an appointment with Jacquelyn.
*If you are a student with a documented disability requiring classroom accommodation, please inform the Veterans Advisor during your initial appointment.
|STEP 5: SEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.
The Department of Veterans Affairs requires an evaluation of your military training/experience and all prior college credits. Please send an official military transcript, official academic transcripts from any previous college attended and the completed Transcript Evaluation Request Form to:
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Military transcripts can be requested from the following:
Only students applying or entering allied health programs (i.e., nursing, surgical technology, emergency medical services, sonography or radiography) need to send high school transcripts.
|STEP 6: TAKE PLACEMENT TESTS.
PVCC Testing Center
Main Building, Rm. M607
Students planning to apply for financial aid or pursue a degree or certificate at PVCC requiring math or English courses must take placement tests. These tests are administered in the Testing Center at PVCC. See hours of operation. There is no fee to take the placement tests. You can prepare for these tests by reviewing Compass test information.
Possible exemptions from taking some or all of the placement tests include:
|STEP 7: MEET WITH THE VETERANS ADVISOR FOR
PLACEMENT TEST SCORE INTERPRETATION
AND TO FINALIZE YOUR ACADEMIC PLAN.
Military and Veterans Advisor
Main Building, Rm. M132E
The Veterans Advisor will evaluate your placement test results and help you choose appropriate classes. Call Veterans Services at 434.961.5282 to schedule an appointment with Jacquelyn.
|STEP 8: REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE USING
|STEP 9: PAY FOR YOUR CLASSES.
PVCC Cashier's Office
Main Building, Rm. M245
Tuition can be paid online through MyPVCC or in person at the Cashier's Office. Be aware of tuition payment deadlines noted on the Academic Calendar.
Virginia In-State Tuition and Fees
• Fall 2013 - $133.65 per credit hour
• Spring 2013 - $127.65 per credit hour
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees
• Fall 2013 - $328.25 per credit hour
• Spring 2013 - $319.75 per credit hour
|STEP 10: BUY YOUR BOOKS.
Main Building, Rm. M153
Print your schedule of classes, and take it to the PVCC Bookstore for assistance, or you can buy your books online.
|STEP 11: SUBMIT THE REQUIRED FORMS TO THE
VETERANS AFFAIRS SPECIALIST.
To receive benefits each semester, the VA requires that PVCC officially verify or certify that you have successfully enrolled in the coursework for your chosen degree or certificate. Promptly after you have registered for classes, make an appointment to meet with PVCC's Veterans Affairs Specialist so that PVCC can begin the certification process.
Bring the following documents to your scheduled appointment:
If you are new to PVCC but have previously used veteran educational benefits at another school, you must submit the following:
If you are using veteran educational benefits for the first time, you must submit the following:
If you are a current PVCC student who is already using veteran educational benefits at PVCC, you must submit the following:
Be sure to notify the Veterans Affairs Specialist of any changes to your enrollment immediately. Since adding and/or dropping courses may affect your pay, avoid overpayment or underpayment of your educational benefits by promptly reporting changes. You must also report any changes on your monthly verification to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who fail to contact Veterans Affairs will not receive any payment for that month (except Chapter 33/Post 911 students).
PVCC's Veterans Affairs Specialist
|STEP 12: OBTAIN A PARKING PERMIT.
Stop by the reception desk at the south entrance of PVCC's Main Building to get a free parking permit for the semester.
|STEP 13: ACTIVATE YOUR PVCC EMAIL.
Through your PVCC email, you will be notified about financial aid and important class updates. To activate your email, log into MyPVCC and select the "Gmail" link.
Email the Help Desk or call 434.961.5261 if you experience difficulty using any of PVCC's online services.
If you are a student with a disability, please click here for information on PVCC's disability services.