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Veterans Benefits

TVCC's Veteran Services School Certifying Official acts as a liaison with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Students may be eligible to receive educational benefits if they are registered in courses that apply to the student's approved program. Each educational program must be approved by the State of Oregon's Department of Education/Veterans' Services. Students applying for veteran's educational benefits should allow eight to ten weeks before receiving benefits. The amount of benefits awarded is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is based on the number of credit hours or clock hours for which a student is enrolled and the length of enrollment period for each course.

It is the student's responsibility to notify the TVCC School Certifying Official of any change in enrollment, address, program of study, enrollment at another institution, or any other change that may impact their veteran's educational benefits. Those students receiving benefits must follow the standards of satisfactory academic progress to maintain eligibility for VA benefits.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regulations require that all persons using any type of veteran educational assistance program be making satisfactory academic progress toward achievement of their educational objective (program of study). For additional details and information regarding veteran's educational benefits, contact the TVCC School Certifying Official at (541) 881-5805 or www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.

Veteran's benefits available:

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill ®- Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation (available through your local VA office)
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill ®
  • Chapter 34/30 Grandfathered Vietnam Era GI Bill ®
  • Chapter 35 Survivors/Dependents of Deceased or 100% Disabled Veterans
  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill ®- Selected Reserve

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Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Section 702

A person eligible for benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (38 U.S.C. Section 3679 (c)) or any federal law authorizing educational benefits for veterans shall be entitled to Oregon resident status for purposes of tuition and fees charged at TVCC. 

Section 301 of Public Law 115-251

The following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill®
  •  Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and emolls in the institution within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the institution within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  •  Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled ( other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same institution. The person so described must have enrolled in the institution prior to the expiration of the three-year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 331 l(b)(9)) who lives in the state in which the institution is located
    (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  •  Anyone using educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E), who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
  • TVCC does not impose any penalities in the form of late fees, requirements that students borrow additional funds, or restricted access to college resources for students using Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 VA Education Benefits, for at least 90 days following the certification of enrollment, when the payment is late due to delated disbursement by VA, provided the student request for certification is recieved by the first day of the term and any prior college transcripts have been evaluated as described above. 

TVCC Veterans Transfer of Credits

Students receiving Veteran's benefits who enter as transfer students, or who have completed any college-level course work, are required to have all official transcripts submitted to the Admissions Office for evaluation. Students have until the end of their first term of enrollment to have submitted official transcripts. The VA will not pay for the student to repeat any classes they have previously passed successfully. Transfer credit can be awarded for some military courses.

Helpful Contacts

  • Advising: 541.881.5815
  • Admissions: 541.881.5811
  • Financial Aid: 541.881.5833
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