Military Service Members, Veterans and Families
Military Friendly® School
PVCC earned the Top Ten designation for 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools. Top Ten schools are noted for being "guidon bearers for military/veteran programs and initiatives and set the standards for the ranking designations." Learn more about the PVCC designation.
Military Spouse Friendly® School
PVCC is a designated Military Spouse Friendly® School for 2021-2022.
PVCC is dedicated to creating and maintaining campus-community connections that ensure the entire spectrum of military students have the resources and support needed to successfully navigate their way through college and develop career pathways.
Comprehensive services include:
- Dedicated Military and Veterans Affairs Advisor and Crisis Counselor
- Information sessions for prospective military students
- Intensive academic advising support through regular contact and assistance with military benefits
- Connections with resources and support services including financial aid, tutoring, academic coaching, and more
PVCC repeatedly earns top designations in the Military Friendly® School rankings.
Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Information Sessions
Virtual Veterans Education and Transition Services information sessions for new military students interested in using VA educational benefits at PVCC will be held by Zoom, on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
- July 13, 20 and 27
- August 10, 24
- September 7, 21
During the free sessions, attendees will receive assistance with the application process for admissions and VA educational benefits. Important information about military exceptions for residency requirements, placement assessments, financial aid, career services, disability services, credit for prior learning, and more will be available.
Apply Online for VA Educational Benefits (for 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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.
Virtual express advising available weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Availability is on a first come first served basis and no appointment is necessary. Join a session at Zoom meeting number 770-314-515.
Schedule appointments are also available (in-person, ZOOM, or phone). When booking an appointment, the following information is required: name, email, contact number, and the type of appointment you are requesting. If you prefer to meet in person or by phone, please indicate your preferences in the message box. The online scheduler seamlessly integrates with Google and Office 365 Calendars. You will have the option to send the appointment to your calendar automatically enabling you to set up a custom reminder; an email notification confirming your meeting will follow. If you choose the virtual option, you will receive instructions for web conferencing via Zoom upon scheduling an appointment. Schedule your appointment now.
Credits2Careers Veterans Portal
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) launched CREDITS2CAREERS (C2C), an online academic and career portal for veterans and active-duty military members in 2017. C2C is designed specifically for prospective military and veteran students and provides prospective students with multiple academic pathways to apply any previous educational and military experience towards academic programs offered at VCCS schools like PVCC.
C2C is a personalized virtual counseling tool that provides military-connected users the ability to:
- Easily and quickly create an electronic portfolio of military, work, and educational experience. The system will extract and record all components of the military career for which credit can be granted by VCCS colleges based on the military transcripts.
- Augment the portfolio with additional courses, examinations, credentials or other achievements.
- Learn about programs and classes offered by VCCS colleges for any career, as well as earning potential for the specific geographic area where one is interested in relocating or living.
- Access virtual job and career information including a virtual resume builder and a comprehensive national database of jobs specific to the geographic area where one is interested in relocating or living.
Domicile Exception Policy
Military, Dependents, and Veterans: Exceptions to Domicile
The following covered individuals shall be charged the in-state rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition purposes:
- A veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- Anyone using transferred Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- A spouse or child using Chapter 35 Dependents Educational Assistance benefits (Public Law 117-68 amends Title 38 USC 3679(c)(2)(A) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- An individual using educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) effective for courses, semesters, or terms beginning after March 1, 2019
- Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same institution. The person so described must have enrolled in the institution prior to the expiration of the three-year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either Chapter 30, Chapter 31, Chapter 35, or Chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code.
- Active duty service members stationed outside of Virginia are charged the military contract rate which includes a capital fee.
- Active duty service members who are stationed in Virginia or a contiguous state may apply for a domicile exception to receive in-state tuition rates.
Each student must submit a Domicile Exception Application to qualify. Contact the Veterans Services Office for more information.
This institution is approved to offer G.I. Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.
The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA), is the approving authority of education and training programs for Virginia. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office via email firstname.lastname@example.org.