We encourage you to visit our Military/Veterans Services website. Our mission is to serve active-duty, reserve and guard service members, as well as veterans, spouses and qualified dependent students—enabling them to succeed in their educational and career goals at MCC. Please visit the Military Veterans Services website for more information.
Metropolitan Community College is pleased to report that all degrees, certificates and diplomas offered have been approved by the Veterans Administration for use with military funding resources.
Veterans Educational Benefits
The Military/Veterans Services office provides advisory services relating to educational benefits to VA-eligible students planning to enroll or currently enrolled at MCC. Forms and applications needed by the veteran or dependents eligible for VA educational benefits are available at the Veterans application portal VONAPP.
Many veteran students are eligible for more than one benefit. Before you apply for any veteran education benefit, it is recommended that you speak with our veterans certifying officials at 531-MCC-4619 or email at MCCVets@mccneb.edu.
The following is a list of the current benefits available to veteran students and their families.
Chapter 30 MGIB
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 35 DEA Dependent Education Assistance
Chapter 1606 MGIB Select Reserve
Nebraska Tuition Credit (Reserves)
Nebraska Tuition Wavier (Dependents)
MyCaa (Active Spouses)
Additionally, some branches of service offer tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement that students can receive in conjunction with their VA benefits. Please see your military education office for more information.
To receive benefits, the entitled person must be in a specific program of study and be eligible to receive benefits. The student can only receive benefits for the courses required in that program. The student is required to attend all classes for which he or she is registered and maintain satisfactory academic progress. The eligible veteran will normally receive a monthly check, which may vary in amount because it is determined by class length and rate of pursuit.
If possible, a new veteran student should apply for benefits 30 to 60 days prior to the start of the quarter he or she plans to attend. However, application can be made at any time during the quarter. The student who has attended other institutions must request that official transcripts of credit earned at the institution(s) be sent directly to the Records office for evaluation of prior credit into his or her current program of study. Certain veterans and veterans’ dependents may be eligible for additional benefits which include work-study and tutorial services.
Note: The Department of Veteran Affairs determines final eligibility for all of the various VA educational programs.
All students who are receiving the Montgomery GI Bill Chapter 30 or Selected Reserve Chapter 1606 must verify their enrollments monthly to receive payments. This verification can be done either by using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) application on the GI Bill website or by using the automated telephone system at 1-877-823-2378 and following the prompts. Please use your Social Security number to access WAVE or the telephone system.
If a VA student drops a course or withdraws from all classes, it is the student's responsibility to notify the veterans certifying official at 531-MCC-4619. Courses dropped any time during the quarter, without mitigating circumstances, will result in an overpayment dating back to the first day of the quarter. Mitigating circumstances are defined as unavoidable and unsuspected events that directly interfere with the pursuit of a course and are beyond the student's control.
Transfer of Prior Credit
VA students are required to have all previous college course work evaluated toward their current MCC program. This evaluation will include any courses(s) taken at an approved educational institution, even if the course(s) was not paid for by VA. An official academic transcript(s) from all prior schools should be requested to be sent to the College's Records office for this evaluation.
Who's eligible for Joint Services Transcripts:
Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy: Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans
The Military/Veterans Services staff are always willing to meet with you personally to help you achieve your educational objectives. Working with you and the VA office, we will do our best to answer your questions and to assist you in meeting your educational goals.
Veteran Financial Services: 531-MCC-4619
VA Regional Office for Nebraska: 888-442-4551
Veteran Financial Services – 2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave. (27th & Q streets), Connector Bldg.
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
No appointment necessary.