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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.
Visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website and complete the application or call the United States Departement of Veterans Affairs and speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
After eligibility has been determined by the VA a certificate or elgibility letter explaining individual educational benefits will be sent to the student.
The following website contains information on how to obtain a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility Online.
Veterans Information Portal
The US Department of Veterans Affairs will mail you a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility after your eligibility is determined.
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.
HCC Veterans Services office locations:
Students utilizing Chapter 31 benefits need to submit the following HCC forms: VA Enrollment Form and VA Benefits Agreement and a copy of their 22-1905 form from their VA case manager. 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.
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.
You will be certified when the following requirements have been met:
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.
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
You must contact the US Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-Bill-1).
Yes. The VA office at HCC must be notified of any changes in your semester credit load.
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.
Tuition Assistance (TA) provides financial support for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. Courses that can be approved for TA must be offered by colleges that are registered in GoArmyEd and are accredited by agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. HCC fulfills both of these requirements.
Soldiers are eligible for TA upon successfully completing one year of service following graduation from either AIG, OCS, or BOLC. Students can take up to 16 semester hours of TA-funded courses per fiscal year.
TA covers tuition and course related fees only. The consolidate fees charged by HCC are not covered under this program.
All requests from Active Duty, USAR, and ARNG Soldiers for TA must be requested and processed through GoArmyEd.
GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance
Students who are planning to use TA must:
These are two separate processes, but both must be completed.
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