Veteran’s Services

Veteran’s Educational Assistance

The Department of Veteran Affairs provides a number of educational benefits to qualified veterans and/or dependents. Members of the selected reserve, war orphans, National Guard students who have completed active tours of duty in the armed forces, and qualified dependents and spouses of veterans may be eligible for assistance. To determine eligibility, students may call the VA Educational call center 1-888-442-4551 or check online at http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.

Upon verifying eligibility, students must follow the application process & read the following information regarding enrollment, student responsibility & payment data provided below.

In State Tuition for Veterans

For veterans, the 12 month residency requirement for in-State tuition is waived for any veteran who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Served active duty for at least 90 days in the Armed Forces, the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Qualifies for and uses federal educational benefits under either the Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty Education Program or the Post -9/11 Educational Assistance.
  • The person qualifies for admission and enrolls in a community college.
  • The veteran’s abode is North Carolina, meaning the veteran must actually live in NC, whether temporarily or permanently.
  • Provides the college with a letter of intent to establish legal residence in North Carolina.

For other individuals, the 12 month residency requirement is waived if the person meets all of the following criteria:

  • The person is the recipient of a veteran’s federal educational benefits under either 38 USC Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty Education Program) or 38 USC Chapter 33 (Post -9/11 Educational Assistance).
  • The person qualifies for admission and enrolls in a community college.
  • The person’s abode is North Carolina meaning the person must actually live in NC, whether temporarily or permanently.
  • The person provides the institution of higher education with a letter of intent to establish legal residence in North Carolina.

After expiration of the three-year period, any enrolled veteran or other enrolled individual eligible for the educational benefits listed above and for whom the 12-month residency requirement was waived will continue to be eligible for the in-state tuition rate so long as the veteran or qualified individual remains continuously enrolled at the same institution of higher education.

This applies to qualifying veterans and other individuals listed above who enroll in institutions of higher education for any academic quarter, term, or semester. Additional questions can be directed to the Colleges’ Veterans Affairs Certifying Official or local Veteran’s Administration Office.

For more information contact:

Lisa Baker

Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs

Department: Financial Aid

Phone: (252) 246-1310

Email: lbaker@wilsoncc.edu

Office: F105d

Regional VA Office
1-888-442-4551

Wilson County VA Office
(252) 237-2422

Instructions: Click on the following steps to disclose details. All steps must be completed to receive VA Educational Benefits.

Blue starStep one: Application Process
This step is only for new or returning VA students.

Blue starStep two: Registration
This step is for all students using VA benefits.

Blue starStep three: Student Responsibility
This step is for all VA students who plan to receive benefits.

Blue starStep four: Payments & Summary of Benefits

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