Veterans – Step One

Students are required to apply for admissions and must be accepted into an eligible program of study. In addition, most students need to process VA paperwork to ensure payment of benefits. Students should complete the VA application and request official academic transcripts from high school and all colleges attended well in advance of registration.

Students who have never used their benefits must complete an application for benefits (form 22-1990 for VAs, form 22-5490 for dependents and form 22-1990e for ToE students https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/ or submit a paper application to the VA Director. Students should submit a copy of their DD214/NOBE upon completion of their VA application. In addition, students should complete the WCC VA data form and return to the VA Director. All official transcripts from high school and all colleges attended must be received and evaluated before benefits can be certified.

Students who have used their benefits and attended another college must request official transcripts from all colleges attended. Transcripts must be received and evaluated before students can be certified. A change of major/place of training form must be completed and returned to the VA Director along with a copy of the DD214/NOBE. This form may be printed at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/ (Forms 22-1995-VAs, 22-5495-dependents, 22-1995-ToE students). In addition, students should complete the WCC VA data form and return to the VA Director. This form is available online at http://goo.gl/forms/U6IgRpT20U.

Returning students who have used their benefits before who are not transferring from another college or changing majors only need to update their admissions record and contact the VA Director to request certification. Students who desire to change their major will need to see the Admissions office and complete a change of major form with the VA Director. Please note that official transcripts are needed from all colleges that you have attended before benefits can be certified.

For more information contact:

Lisa Baker

Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs

Department: Financial Aid

Phone: (252) 246-1310

Email: lb9968@wilsoncc.edu

Office: F105d

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