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Veteran Benefits

A veteran or dependent of a veteran receiving VA educational benefits, or students currently enlisted in the military, MUST contact a member of the FRCC Veteran Services staff every semester and submit a VA certification request form before VA enrollment certification will occur. Students using VA educational benefits must adhere to VA guidelines in order for benefits to be certified. This includes immediately notifying FRCC Veteran Services staff of any class schedule changes. Audited courses, online developmental courses, and courses not applicable to a declared program of study cannot be approved for VA educational benefits. In addition, developmental courses require eligible placement scores in order to be approved for VA educational benefits. The VA educational benefits office requires prior training and transcripts from previous colleges to be officially evaluated within two semesters. Failure to comply within the stated timeframe will prevent VA enrollment certification. For more information on VA educational benefits, please check with your local VA office or go to www.benefits.va.gov.

In compliance with Title 38 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, §3679, prior to the published tuition deadline, students eligible for benefits through Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment and the Post-9/11 GI Bill must have documentation from the VA demonstrating continued eligibility for VA education benefits. Acceptable documentation is a recent award letter, Certificate of Eligibility, or a Statement of Benefits from www.VA.gov for students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill or a current VA Form 28-1905 from the case manager of students using Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment. Provided this information is submitted prior to the tuition deadline, students will be held in classes without any penalty until tuition and fees are paid by VA.

Students using VA educational benefits must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) while attending FRCC. Please refer to the FRCC Academic Progress Policy. Academic progress is reported to the VA Educational Benefits Office every semester, and failure to successfully complete a course may result in repayment of VA benefits. An incomplete grade does not affect VA educational benefits unless the incomplete is changed to a grade that lowers the student's cumulative GPA. The Academic Progress Policy may then apply. 

Tuition information is reported to VA after the drop deadline and payments will be applied to student accounts once received by FRCC. Failure to successfully complete courses, including failed courses, drops, and withdrawals, may result in a reduction of benefits payable to the student and/or FRCC. Students may also be required to reimburse VA or FRCC for previously paid benefits. If for any reason, VA determines a student is ineligible for benefits, if benefits expire during the term or if the student is not eligible at the 100% funding level, the student will be responsible for paying the balance on his or her account.

Student debt to the Department of Veteran Affairs or FRCC could result from student enrollment changes or changes in benefit eligibility. Any courses that are withdrawn from or dropped after the first day of class could result in a student debt to the VA for repayment of any funds associated with the dropped course. The dates of eligibility election, end of benefits and decreases in eligibility percentage while enrolled at FRCC may affect the funds received from the VA, resulting in student debt to FRCC.

Military Tuition Assistance is available for all branches of the military through the student’s military unit. Tuition assistance programs cover the cost of tuition only; any remaining balance for books and fees will be the responsibility of the student. Authorizations and/or vouchers are due by the payment deadline to avoid being dropped for non-payment. Tuition Assistance program eligibility and requirements vary, so please refer to your unit or their websites for more information.

Students receiving benefits through Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserves, or Dependents’ Educational Assistance must have pending financial aid, payment in full, or a payment plan scheduled before the tuition deadline to remain enrolled in courses.

Air Force  https://www.airforce.com/

Army  www.armyignited.com/app 

Army/Air National Guard  https://state.nationalguard.com/colorado

Coast Guard, Marine, Navy  http://www.military.com/education/money-for-school/tuition-assistance-ta-program-overview.html?comp=1198882857072&rank=3