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Veterans Affairs

Information and assistance are available to all veterans at the veterans affairs office located on each campus. SCC's Veterans One-Stop Office is located in the Lair, Building 6, Room 0112, Student Success & Career Services.

SFCC's Veterans Affairs Office is located in the Student Union Building (upper concourse). Students intending to receive Veterans Administration (VA) educational assistance should coordinate with these offices to initiate the necessary applications for benefits.

For information, call:

  • SCC: 509-533-7027
  • SFCC: 509-533-3504

VETERANS ACADEMIC LOAD

Monthly compensation is made according to the following schedule:

All chapters except 33

  • 12 credits or more = full-time benefits
  • 9–11 credits = three-quarter-time benefits
  • 6–8 credits = half-time benefits
  • 5 credits or less = tuition cost
  • Summer credits: see coordinator for details

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11)

Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), the VA will pay a monthly housing stipend equivalent to E-5 BAH, with dependents. The amount of BAH is determined by if at least one course is resident (on-campus) or if the entire schedule is based on distance learning. If at least one resident course is taken, BAH will be based on the zip code of where the student is attending training. If the course schedule is entirely distance learning (online or hybrid), the student will be paid a national BAH average. Please contact the veterans coordinator for the current rates.

  • 12 credits or more = full BAH (monthly housing)
  • 7-11 credits = prorated portion of BAH
  • 6 credits or less = no BAH
  • Summer credits: 8 credits or more = full BAH
    • 5-7 credits = prorated portion of BAH
    • 4 credits or less – no BAH

The VA will pay solely for classes required for graduation in a selected area of study. Meet with a campus counselor/adviser to ensure class choices are appropriate for progression towards graduation.

VETERANS STANDARD OF PROGRESS

A student receiving veterans' educational benefits must maintain a standard of progress required by CCS. A veteran who is academically dismissed by CCS will be decertified with the VA and will not be recertified until the student is counseled and readmitted by the college Academic Standards Committee.

VETERANS AND RESERVE/NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Application for veterans and guard/reserve VA educational benefits is initiated through the Veterans Affairs Office:

  • SCC: 509-533-7027
  • SFCC: 509-533-3504

A copy of Veterans' DD 214 (member-copy 4) and/or the VA provided Certificate of Eligibility is required to initiate benefits.

Educational benefits are available to eligible members of the Selected Reserves or National Guard who have a current six-year (or more) commitment. A "Notice of Basic Eligibility" form is required from the Guard/Reserve unit and must be presented to the campus veteran's coordinator to initiate benefits.

For more information regarding eligibility, contact a local Reserve or National Guard unit.

VETERANS TUITION WAIVERS

Consult with the campus veteran's coordinator regarding eligibility for all veterans waivers (provide copy of DD 214):

  • SCC: 509-533-7027
  • SFCC: 509-533-3504
Need more information?
Phone: 509-434-5162
Email: CCSInfo@ccs.spokane.edu
Community Colleges of Spokane
501 N Riverpoint Blvd, MS 1009
PO Box 6000, Spokane WA 99217-6000
General Information:
509-434-5162
Operations Hotline
509-533-3303