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Veterans Affairs and Military Students

Welcome service members, veterans, and families!

Robeson Community College is proud to serve our military veterans and their families. The Office of Veterans Services, located in the Financial Aid Office in Room 1302 of Building 13, coordinates services to over 100 veterans, dependents, guardsmen, and reservists attending classes and receiving veterans’ educational benefits.

NEED ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US DIRECTLY AT  va@robeson.edu


 

Step one
APPLY  FOR BENEFITS

If you are eligible for VA benefits, you may apply online at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ or contact the RCC Veterans Certifying Official for the appropriate VA application form that is necessary to activate your benefits. 

Apply to RCC by completing the Admission process. APPLY NOW!

 

Step 2
SUBMIT DOCUMENTS
  • DD-214 (Veterans Only)
  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Copy of NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility) (For Reservists Only)

 

Step three

 

REQUEST CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY

Once fully accepted to the College and all transcripts are received and evaluated for credit, you must do the following:

  1. Register for classes 
  2. Complete the Request for Certification of VA form

The VA Certifying Official at Robeson Community College will submit Enrollment Certification during the first week of classes (no earlier than 120 days before the semester start date).

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) helps you pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33).

 

Find out if you qualify for this education benefit by clicking below:

The Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)

The Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) can help you pay for education and training programs. If you’ve served at least 2 years on active duty, find out if you qualify for the MGIB-AD program.

 

Find out if you qualify for this education benefit by clicking below:

The Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 1606)

The Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits. If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may be eligible for this benefit. Find out if you qualify.

 

Find out if you qualify for this education benefit by clicking below:

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

Find out if you’re eligible for VA education benefits for dependents and survivors (also called Chapter 35 benefits). If you’re a dependent spouse or child—or the surviving spouse or child—of a Veteran, you may qualify for Chapter 35 benefits or job training through a GI Bill® program.

 

Find out if you qualify for this education benefit by clicking below:

Disabled Veterans Assistance (Chapter 31)

If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program—also referred to as Chapter 31—can help. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for vocational rehabilitation benefits and services, like help exploring employment options and any required training needs. In some cases, your family members may also be eligible for certain benefits.

 

Find out if you qualify for this education benefit by clicking below:

Other VA Educational Benefits

Learn about other VA education benefits if you don’t qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. If you’re a Guardsman, Reservist, or Veteran and you’re not eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, you may be able to get other VA education benefits through these programs:

An accredited representative (a trained professional trusted to help with VA-related claims) who works with a Veterans Service Organization (VSO) can help you pick the right program.
Get help from an accredited representative

The GI Bill® Comparison Tool shows you what VA education benefits you’ll get at different schools.
Use the GI Bill Comparison Tool

Note: The Post-9/11 GI Bill® has replaced the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) for Reserve and National Guard members called to active duty on or after September 11, 2001. But if you applied for REAP on or after November 25, 2015, you may still qualify for VA education benefits.
Learn more about REAP

MILITARY SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Army Emergency Relief (AER) Scholarships: 
    • Mrs. Patty Shinseki Spouse Scholarship ProgramSpouses pursuing an undergraduate degree or professional certification may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full-time study or eight academic years of part-time study.
    • Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program for Military ChildrenChildren pursuing an undergraduate degree who meet eligibility criteria may receive assistance for up to four academic years.
  • MyCAA Military Spouse Scholarship:  Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 who have successfully completed high school and have the ability to request tuition assistance while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders are eligible. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserves in these same pay grades are eligible.
  • AMVETS Scholarships – Annually awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible.
  • Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation – fallenpatriots.org/ – Providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or accidents. Our vision is that every such child can have a debt-free college education.
  • Fallen Warrior Scholarship Fund – Established to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to U.S. military Family members of our Fallen Warriors in their pursuit of higher education
  • ThanksUSA Scholarships – Academic Top Scholars (ATS) – Accessible to all dependent children, age 24 and under, and all spouses of Active-Duty U.S. Military Service Members are eligible to apply for scholarships.
  • VFW Military Scholarships – The VFW’s Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline.

 

RESOURCES


 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

NC Department of Military & Veteran Affairs

USA Gov Benefits

Request Official Joint Services Transcript

Request Military Service Records

Veterans Health Administration WAVE Online Monthly Verification of Enrollment

Veteran Crisis Line 

 North Carolina Women’s Veteran & Services
After Deployment National Center for PTSD
Access & Manage your VA Benefits

Disabled American Veterans

VA HOSPITAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PROGRAM: Fayetteville: (910) 488-2120 EXT. 5225 DAV: (910) 488-2120 EXT. 7302

Office of Readjustment Counseling Services Vet Center Program: 2301 Robeson Street, Suite 103, Fayetteville NC 28305 | 910 488-6252

CONTACT US

LOPES, ZILMA

Director of Financial Aid & Veteran Services/Veterans School Certifying Official 
Email: zlopes@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3662

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LOFTON, SHERRY

MARC Outreach/Community Liaison  – Military Rank: Specialist E-4 -US Army

Email: slofton@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3333

ELLIS, KEATS

Veterans School Certifying Official | 
Email: kellis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3333

KAUBA, DEBORAH

Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Veteran Services

Military Rank: 2nd Lieutenant  – US Army
Email: dkauba@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3333

 

contact

 

 

Office: Student Center, Building 13 – Military-Affiliated Resource Center (MARC)

Phone Number:  910-272-3333

Fax Number: 910-272-3314

Email:  va@robeson.edu

Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday: 9am – 12 pm

 

The MARC Center is housed in the Student Center, building 13, and operates under the supervision of the Financial Aid & Veteran Services Office. The center will help support veterans, servicemembers, guardsmen, reservists, and military-affiliated students as they work to achieve their academic goals, providing information and resources available from local veteran organizations, the federal government, and the Veterans Crisis Line. It will be a safe place where veterans, servicemembers, and military-affiliated students can get away from distractions and focus on school work.