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Welcome to CCA’s Military & Veteran Services webpage! 

Military & Veteran Services is part of the Advising department at Community College of Aurora. We have a dynamic veterans and military community at CCA and we are committed to assisting you in achieving your educational goals. This information is designed to provide you with the tools and guidelines you need to smoothly navigate in the academic world. 

Announcements 

Special Events:
8th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast and Civilian Success Fair
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum. Click for more information.

Volunteers needed: 
A research study is being conducted by Chelsea Spotts in to the transition from military to civilian life for U.S. Army combat veterans. Click for more information.

Mititary & Veteran Services Newsletter - Spring 2014

I'm using military or military spouse Tuition Assistance, what do I need to do?

  1. Work through the Getting Started Checklist.
  2. Visit the Military Tuition Assistance page for information on applying for TA, TA-approved tuition rates for CCA, and instructions on submitting your approval.

I'm using education benefits through Veterans Affairs, what do I need to do?

  1. Work through the Getting Started Checklist.
  2. Apply for benefits and submit your documentation to CCA.   The VA's website offers a wealth of information on GI Bill® benefits. Contact the VA Education Office at 1-888-442-4551 if you have questions about what benefits you qualify for and for questions about your pay.
  3. Make sure to submit your transcripts from all prior colleges and the military prior to your 3rd semester. The early you get these in, the better. Click here for more information.
  4. A new Request for Certification must be submitted each semester before your enrollment will be reported to the VA. The priority deadline for submitting a request is 3 business weeks prior to the start of the semester (May 12, 2014 for Summer 2014). Requests may be submitted after this date, but a determination of eligibility cannot be guaranteed by the start of classes. Changes to your schedule will not be reported to the VA until after courses start once CCA has reported your enrollment for the semester.

    • Only courses that apply toward the degree you have on record with the Admissions, Registration, and Records will be reported to the VA. View a degree audit through DegreeCheck on the Student tab of your MyCCA account under Steps to Graduate.
    • The VA will not pay for online developmental courses  (CCR 092/093/094 or MAT 050/055).  If you register for these courses you will be responsible for paying for them and they will not apply toward your housing or stipend from the VA. 

    •  Term dates are reported as they appear in the class schedule. Accelerated courses may affect your eligibility. You can calculate your VA Equivalent Hours for classes that are less than 15 weeks to determine your VA rate of pursuit based on the length of your classes and the associated credit hours.

    • By registering for classes you incur a financial obligation to CCA. If the VA does not cover the full cost of the charges on your account for any reason you are responsible for making timely payment to CCA; failure to pay your tuition can result in being dropped from classes and having your account sent to a collections agency.

Veteran Services Scholarship

The Community College of Aurora Foundation offers a Veteran Services Scholarship for $500-$1000/academic year. Eligibility requirements include:

  • GPA: 2.0
  • Criteria: Honorably discharged veterans who are no longer eligible to receive Veteran's Administration Educational Benefits.
  • Funds: Tuition, fees & books
  • Credit Hours: Minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Contact the CCA Foundation with questions, including application deadlines: 303-360-4829

 

Judy Steele
Assistant Director, Military & Veteran Services
P: 303-340-7534|F: 303-361-7432

Judy.Steele@CCAurora.edu

Belinda Marshall
Part-Time Academic Advisor
P: 303-360-4706|F: 303-361-7432
Belinda.Marshall@CCAurora.edu

College students from different military branches stand in front of flags in Aurora Colorado

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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