Virginia Western - The Community's College

Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits

VWCC's Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Office coordinates all veterans' educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the College.

The office is located on the Virginia Western campus in Chapman Hall, Room C106. The VA certifying official can be reached by phone at 540-857-7395

The VA requires all students to be enrolled in an official curriculum leading to a certificate or degree in order to receive benefits. You must contact your VA certifying official each semester to complete the necessary forms to establish and maintain your eligibility for benefits.

The Department of Veterans Services State Approving Agency approves programs of education offered at Virginia Western Community College.

Fraud Alert

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) phone numbers. A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit card information. Please note that the VA will "never" ask for credit card or banking information over the phone.

The two bogus numbers are 800-872-1000 and 888-442-4511. Please forward this information to all your members, Posts and friends, and share it on your websites. The bottom line is make sure you know who you are talking to before providing personal information over the phone. The VA has notified law enforcement authorities.

For a list of toll-free VA phone numbers, go to the VA's Inquiry Routing & Information System webpage at https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1703.

Responsibilities of Veteran Students

  • Register only for courses that are required for completion of your selected degree/certificate program.
  • Submit a copy of the Certification Request for VA Educational Benefits form (commonly known as the blue form) to your VA certifying official each term you enroll.
  • Notify your VA certifying official of any changes in your schedule, degree program and /or address.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward your chosen degree program.
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