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How to Apply to MGCCC Using GI Bill Benefits

 

  1. Complete an Online Application for Admission.
  2. Submit an official, final high school transcript or high school equivalency transcript (Freshman only).
  3. Submit an official military transcript (if applicable).
  4. Submit all official school/college transcripts (if applicable).
  5. Submit ACT scores or schedule an Accuplacer test and chose your campus (Freshman only).
  6. If you have attended other colleges or universities since you last attended MGCCC or if you have attended another MGCCC campus, you will need to complete a Change of Place Training Form (22-1995 or 22-5495 for Chapter 35) online. (www.va.gov)
  7. Students using Chapter 31 must request a 28-1905, Authorization/Certification of Entrance or Re-Entrance into rehabilitation and certification of status to be sent to the VA School Certifying official (this document is obtained from your Voc-Rehab and Employment Counselor). The 28-1905 is considered the COE for Voc Rehab students.
  8. Select a specific program of study or major and make course selections from that degree plan.
  9. Complete the VONAPP on va.gov and print confirmation. Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Letter from VA, which provides information concerning GI Bill approval, you will need to submit a copy to the Military Benefits Processing Center. If you have any questions, contact the VA Regional Office at 1-888-442-4551.Note: The Certificate of Eligibility must be turned in to the MGCCC Military Benefits Processing Center before the certification process can be completed. Benefits will not be applied and the student will be responsible for tuition and fees if a COE is not received.
  10. After you have a class schedule, you can complete and sign the Verification of Enrollment form in the Military Services Center.
  11. Students using VA benefits may qualify for the Military Deferred Payment option. Students using VA benefits must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the Military Benefits Processing Center . The deferred payment option allows students to attend classes up to 90 days after submitting appropriate documents while awaiting VA payment. Students will not be required to borrow additional funds to cover the cost of tuition and fees or incur a late fee for non-payment while on deferment. In the event the VA does not make a payment on the account prior to the end of the 90 day deferment, the student will be responsible for the entire balance on the account.
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