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. Students should complete the WCC VA data form and return to the VA Director.
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. Please note that official transcripts are needed from all colleges that you have attended before benefits can be certified.
Tuition Assistance (TA)- Services members wanting to use their TA must get their TA approved by the individual’s service prior to enrolling at Wilson Community College. TA authorization/approvals must be submitted to the WCC Cashier’s Office prior to deadline to pay for term & prior to the start date of term.
Army, reserves/national guard: Apply at GoArmyEd.com. TA must be approved prior to term start date.
Navy & Marines -Apply at http://www.navycollege.navy.mil Call your Voluntary Education Center-VEC for list of approved classes. Applications must be submitted 60 days prior to term start date.
Air force & Nations Guard: Apply at https://www.my.af.mil/ TA can only be approved if it falls within 45 days prior to term start date & no later than 7 days before. Requests must be approved by the AI Educational Center.
Coast Guard: Apply at www.forececom.uscg.mil/Our-organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/ETQC/voluntary-Education/Active-Duty
Please see “Federal TAP” for additional information regarding dropping or withdrawing from classes.
Steps must be completed & approved prior to first day of classes. Students must also see the VA Director and the Cashier’s Office to complete the process.
For more information contact:
Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
Department: Financial Aid
Phone: (252) 246-1310