We are excited that you have checked out all the possibilities
with us at Southeast Community College. We look forward to sharing
the next step in your educational career with you.
If you are currently serving in the U.S., overseas, or have
completed your military service, SCC is a GI Friendly School that
accepts educational assistance through the Department of Veterans
Affairs and the Armed Forces programs, such as Tuition
Students applying for benefits through Veterans Affairs or the
Armed Forces should know that there are a few items that will need
to be completed prior to enrollment. The MGIB can take up to three
months to be approved for use at an institution of higher
If you are a new student, there is a checklist of items that
needs to be brought to SCC's VA Certifying Official at least 30
days prior to enrollment. If you are a returning student or a
transfer student, transcripts, documentation and prior approval of
benefits must be brought to the attention of the SCC's VA Official
in order to initiate benefits.
Make note that upon certification of benefits, it will be
approximately 30 business days after enrollment for payments to be
The VA Certifying Official is on staff Monday through Friday
8am-5pm for assistance.
Welcome and thank you for serving our country.
It is always best to provide as much documentation to the
Department of Veterans Affairs and your VA Rep so that processing
of your VA Benefits or any subsequent documents can be processed in
as timely a manner as possible.
Active Duty Veterans: Provide a DD Form 214 (member 4 copy is
preferable) and any documentation showing kickers, buy-ups or
Armed Forces Selected Reserve or Guard Members: Provide a copy of
your most recent DD Form 214 (member 4 copy preferable).
Copy of your Kicker Addendum, if applicable
A NOBE form (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
Anyone eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill must provide legible
copies of all paperwork to SCC for assistance. These papers can be
found in enlistment packages, through the unit that they are
assigned to and by having an active AKO account and using IPERMS.
Always provide copies of paperwork and never the original
documentation. If needed, you may ask for copies to be made and the
originals returned to you.
A student may apply on their own for the MGIB by going to www.gibill.va.gov. Click
on the Apply for GI Bill Benefits, and then click on Start VON-APP.
It will then ask you to set up a temporary account. The temporary
account closes after 30 days and is only for use by the VA to
contact you regarding your paperwork status.
The account will ask you what form from the drop-down box you want
Use the form that fits your status:
for all new claims for active duty, veterans and guard and
for students returning to school after an absence of one term,
changing schools or changing programs.
for students who are adjusting enrollment, dropping out of
school, or for immediate changes in status of enrollment.
for spouses and dependent children of 100 percent T and P
disabled veterans or deceased veterans. This is the application to
for spouses and dependents of veterans returning to school.
for dependents who are awarded Transfer of Entitlement from
veterans under the Post 9/11.
for students who are contracted under the National Call to
There are additional forms that can be used for subsequent claims.
Be sure to print or save a copy of the application that you submit
to the VA. Always provide legible copies of paperwork and make sure
to keep the original documents for your records.
Should you have any questions, you may contact your VA Rep at SCC
for further assistance:
800-642-4075 ext. 2668