Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out about education benefits available to veterans?

You can visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website or call the VA at 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-Bill-1) to speak with a benefits counselor.

How do I apply for my VA education benefits?

You can apply online at using VONAPP.

What documents must I submit in order to be certified for a VA education benefits at Harford Community College?

New Students: VA Enrollment FormVA Benefits Agreement and Certificate of Eligibility or NOBE.  

Transfer Students: VA Enrollment Form, VA Benefits Agreement & copy of VA Form 22-1995 Change of VA Education Program/Place of Training.  

Returning Students: VA Enrollment Form, VA Benefits Agreement and VA Form 22-1995 - if major or degree has changed.  

Chapter 31 Students: VA enrollment Form, VA Benefits Agreement and VA 1905 form from your VA Counselor. 

Where can I obtain a copy of my certificate of eligibility?

The US Department of Veterans Affairs will mail you a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility after  your eligibility is determined.

Where can I find the VA enrollment forms?

Harford Community College VA enrollment forms can be found on Harford’s website. They are also available in the Financial Aid office and the Veterans Affairs office, Room 214 in the Student Services Center at HCC.

How can I contact HCC's Veterans Services office?

HCC Veterans Services office locations:

  • HCC Campus:  Student Center, Room 214, 443-412-2421, fax:  410-272-0669
  • APG Site:  Bldg 4305, Room 207, Janet M. Barr Soldier Support Center, 410-272-2338, fax: 410-272-0669
  • Email:

If I will be using chapter 31 benefits (vocational rehabilitation program) what guidelines must I follow?

Students utilizing Chapter 31 benefits need to submit the following HCC forms: VA Enrollment Form and VA Benefits Agreement. Chapter 31 Veterans benefits are determined by the Regional Veterans Office in Baltimore - 1-800-827-1000.
Chapter 31 students are assigned a case manager who will issue them a VA Form 28-1905 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Re-entrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status Form). The school can only certify the student for the specific program and dates listed on the VA Form 28-1905.

What is the VA 22-1999?

It is the VA Enrollment Certification Form that Harford’s VA Certifying Official submits electronically to the US  Department of Veterans Affairs to confirm your enrollment status at Harford.

When will I be certified by Harford?

You will be certified when the following requirements have been met:

  •  All required forms are submitted to Harford's Veteran Services office.
  • You are registered for classes in the term for which you are requesting benefits.

VA certification are date stamped and processed in the order they are received. Once your certification is completed you will receive a confirmation email through your OwlNet email account.

When can I expect payment for my VA education benefits?

Normally, it takes 6-8 weeks from the date of certification. Call the US Department of Veterans Affairs if you have questions regarding your payments. 1-888-442-4551

How can I find out how much time I have remaining for VA education benefits?

You must contact the US Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-Bill-1).

Do I need to notify the Veterans Affairs office if I add or drop any classes?

Yes. The VA office must be notified of any changes in your semester credit load.

Where do I submit my tuition assistance forms & tuition waiver forms?

You can submit your Tuition Assistance and Tuition Waiver forms to the Financial Aid office on campus or at the APG site location.  You can submit forms via email at

How will I receive my "Kicker" if I am eligible?

Any money you will receive for your "kicker" should be included when your certification is processed by the VA office. If you have any questions you should contact the VA directly.