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Military & Veterans

Military & Veteran Services is part of the Student Success and Retention 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. Students using VA benefits can find more information about their benefits and eligibility rules through D2L.

Education Funding Sources

  • New students should view the TA Getting Started Checklist 
  • Continuing students should check in on current TA procedures each semester for information on approved tuition rates, deadlines, and submission information.
  • Tuition Assistance is not processed by Military & Veteran Services. Please contact the 3rd Party Billing office (303-360-4827) for assistance with payment information. 
Veterans Upward Bound is a Department of Education Federal TRiO program to assist veterans with refresher skills training in core subjects (ie. math, English, and science) to prepare them to succeed in college courses.

The Veterans Upward Bound program at Metropolitan State University of Denver has a variety of resources to help introduce veterans to a college campus and prepare of college courses at no cost. This resource can help student veterans conserve veteran education benefits, or help prospective students who don't otherwise qualify for VA benefits.
Funded by the generosity of Rene and Diane Simard, this scholarship is available to CCA student veterans who are not using education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Applications are currently closed. Please check back with Financial Aid when the 2017-2018 application opens.


  • Be a veteran of the US Armed Forces
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED and have (and maintain) a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester that the scholarship is received
  • Be actively pursuing a defined program of study or certificate
  • Be able to show proof of military discharge under any condition other than "dishonorable"
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”). Scholarship dollars will be considered “last dollar in” after the award of applicable Pell Grant and/or Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF)
  • Are no longer eligible for, or receiving, GI Bill benefits

Contact the Financial Aid office, 303-360-4709, for information on applying for this and other scholarships.

Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship
If you or someone you know wants to become a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, or pharmacist, or are interested in professional careers within health care, the Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program can help. The Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program provides under-represented students pursuing health care as a professional career an opportunity to earn a scholarship.
Who's eligible?
Students who meet the following requirements:
  • Veterans who have served and are ready to enter college or graduate school
  • Graduating high school seniors or GED recipients entering or currently enrolled in a post-secondary school as a full-time student
  • Entering or active full-time undergraduates Active full-time graduate or doctoral level students (e.g. graduate school, pharmacy school, or medical school)

and students who

  • Have a minimum high school or post-secondary GPA of 2.7 or a GED score of 520
  • Are Colorado residents
  • Are planning to/or are currently attending a publicly funded Colorado college or university

Apply online today. Deadline: February 17, 2017

Contact Information

Phone: 303-360-4768
Email: Military & Veteran Services

GI Bill website
VA Education Office: 1-888-442-4551
VA Direct Deposit Enrollment: 1-877-838-2778
VA Debt Management: 1-800-827-0648
Secure online service for inquiries regarding GI Bill benefits and submitting documentation directly to VA's Education Office.

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.

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