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Veteran Education Benefits
We serve those who serve our country by making education a reality by offering a special tuition reduction to (eligible) veterans, military members, and their families. With a dedicated Veterans Club, we help guide you in achieving your academic goals as well as assist with the transition into civilian and college life.
Here's what you need to know to make the Financial Aid process as smooth as possible. Use the following links to help guide you through the process:
- VA Student Checklist
- 2021-2022 Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Checklist
- 2022-2023 Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Checklist
Transcripts: Request for a Military Transcript and an Official Transcript from Educational Institutions you have attended. Submit your transcripts to GCC Admissions & Registration.
Evaluation: Complete the Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credit form and submit it to GCC Admissions & Registration (Note: After GCC receives all incoming transcripts, there will be a 4–6 weeks evaluation period). After the evaluation period, you will receive a Transfer Evaluation Report (via mail) with the accepted transferable courses.
Health Clearance: Submit the Student Health Information Form and your Shot Record to the Student Health Center.
Placement Test: Schedule and take the GCC Placement Test (if you have not completed college-level English or Math elsewhere). View the GCC placement tool to understand your results. We will accept unofficial transcripts for preliminary placement purposes in lieu of the test.
Academic Advising: Seek an Academic Advisor and take time to meet with the Coordinator of Veteran Services to discuss VA education funding. Good advising leads to long-term success.
Get a Student ID: (Building B. Student Support Services) With your student ID, you will be able to have access to different types of resources on campus, such as the library, computer labs, and student activities.
Purchase Textbooks: GCC Bookstore
Login to MyGCC: (Student Portal). MyGCC provides tools and information, such as events, announcements, online registration, academic resources, and contact information that only GCC students can access.
Here are some links for information pertaining to certain chapters:
Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty) – http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp
Chapter 31– Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits – http://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/factsheets/serviceconnected/Ch31FactSheet.pdf
Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill – http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/ch33_pamphlet.pdf
Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Assistance – http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp
Reserve GI Bill – Chapter 1606 – http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp
School Certifying Official
Victor Paul M. Fernandez II
(671)735-5543 Ext. 5556
GCC Financial Aid Office
Student Administration Building 2000, Rooms 2114, 2115 & 2116
Veterans Club Advisor
(671)735‐0111 Ext. 0116
VA Education Benefits Point of Contact
Rodalyn Gerardo, CPA, CGFM, CIA
Department of Defense (DOD) MOU Point of Contact
(671)735‐5550 Ext. 5548
For more information, call 1(800)827-100 or visit, va.gov