The Virginia Community College System believes that members of the active duty military and veterans of our armed services deserve not only our respect, but also our support.
This site is devoted to the military community and designed to give those who are serving, and have served, our country the information they need to take advantage of the educational benefits they have earned while defending the United States.
An important resource for veterans, active duty military and their families is the veterans affairs offices at each Virginia Community College.
- Community College Veterans Contacts (.pdf to download)
Other links you may find useful include:
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - the federal agency responsible for all veterans affairs
- GI Bill - find out about new post-9/11 GI Bill benefits plus all previous educational benefit programs
- Virginia Department of Veterans Services - the state agency charged with helping veterans and their families obtain their benefits.
Active Duty Military Information
- U.S. Army - Main Site
- GoArmyEd - a gateway for active duty soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime for classroom, distance learning, and eArmyU online courses.
- U.S. Marines - Main Site
- U.S. Air Force - Main Site
- U.S. Navy - Main Site
- U.S. Coast Guard - Main Site
Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families.
MyCAA (military spouse career advancement account) is targeted for eligible military spouses to receive financial assistance to help pay for licenses, certifications and education in high growth, high demand portable career fields.
Our Financial Aid Director who holds a M.S. in Higher Education, attends conferences and workshops annually to ensure that the college remains current with all training requirements associated with financial aid. Each year, the Financial Aid Director, who also serves as the School Certifying Official, attends the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid (VASFAA), which is an organization of individuals who administer financial aid or are otherwise active in a financial aid-related profession. Starting in 2018, the Financial Aid Director attends the VA Southern & Eastern Regions Veterans’ Education (VASERVES) SCO Conference held every other year. Additionally, the Financial Aid Director, along with the Veteran’s Financial Aid Counselor, attend trainings sponsored by the Virginia Community College System and the State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training.
Danville Community College does not participate in fraudulent or aggressive recruitment of military students including, but not limited to, providing compensation to individuals for securing military enrollments or engaging in high-pressure recruitment tactics.
DCC I-63: Military (Department of Veterans Affairs) Delayed Payment Policy
This policy documents compliance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of Title 38 of the United States Code.
A covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.
Danville Community College requires all covered individuals to submit a written request of certification of their enrollment each semester for which they plan to use their Chapter 31 or 33 entitlement benefits. The Certification Request for Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits must be submitted no later than the last day to drop and receive a refund for the respective semester.
Any covered individual will be permitted to attend or participate in a course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to Danville Community College a Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 (a "certificate of eligibility" can also include a Statement of Benefits obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website, eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
- The date on which payment from VA is made to Danville Community College.
- 90 days after the date Danville Community College certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
Due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the VA under Chapter 31 or 33, Danville Community College will not assess a late penalty fee, deny access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or require a covered individual to borrow additional funds because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to Danville Community College for the VA delay.
Danville Community College reserves the right to follow normal collection procedures for any difference between the amount of a covered individual’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement.
The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Virginia. Our office investigates complaints GI Bill beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The school grievance policy is included in the Student Handbook.