Veterans Services Office
The Veterans Services Office is located in the Office of Student Services. Office personnel are available to assist eligible veterans, dependents, and reservists in obtaining their VA educational benefits and achieve their educational goals.
For general GI Bill information, please call 866-366-3791 ext. 5813, or email at email@example.com. Please feel free to call/email with general GI Bill questions.
Your Veterans Services representative is Lynda Burns. She can be reached at 866-366-3791 ext. 5803, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns.
Please note: All students using VA Benefits may choose to register ob Base. However, it is the student's responsibility to ensure their VA file is complete. Failure to do so will delay processing by the College and the VA.
Veteran Program Course Requirements
Students are required to maintain regular class attendance and satisfactory progress. Veterans, dependent and reservists must declare a major and are responsible for enrolling only in classes required for their major.
Students may receive benefits when repeating a course in which a grade of "F" or "NC" was received if the course is required or if the course is a prerequisite to a required course. In some cases a course in which a "D" was received may be repeated. Notify the Veterans Office of any course you are planning to repeat.
All student using GI Bill benefits must submit official transcripts and complete a student education plan (SEP) by the end of the first semester of attendance.
Check with the Veterans Services Office before registering for a course that does not begin on the first date of the semester and end on the last date of the semester.
The Veterans Services Office must immediately report status changes as well as withdrawals to the Department of Veterans Affairs. In order to avoid possible overpayment of benefits and subsequent billing from the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is imperative that students collecting benefits report all course changes and withdrawals immediately to the Admissions & Records Office and to the Veterans Services Office.
GI Bill Survival Workshop
VA Student Checklist
VA SUMMER 2013 Semester Approval Form
VA FALL 2013 Semester Approval Form
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Major Change in State Course Repetition Policy - October 2012
The State of California has revised the regulations regarding
limits on the number of times a student can repeat a course to improve a
substandard grade (D, F) or after withdrawing (W) from the same course.
Students with the grades of D, F, or W are limited to a total of
three (3) enrollments in the same course. After this point, the student
cannot retake the course at CMC.
It is vital that you complete your courses with a “C” or better. Otherwise, you will not
be able to retake the course at CMC.
PLEASE NOTE: This does not guarantee payment by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Other Useful Information
Apply for the Board
of Governor's Waiver and a Pell Grant!!
VOW to Hire Heroes Act 2011 benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm
Post 9/11 Factsheet for Veterans
National Archives - www.archives.gov/veterans
Discharge Upgrade Info - gibill.custhelp.com
Veterans Upward Bound - www.navub.org/
Criminal Background Checks
Some academic programs at the College require a criminal background
check. Students should be aware that the results of the background check
may have an impact on academic program eligibility or clinical/community site
placement. You may be denied access to a program on the basis of the
results of the background check. The College is required to comply with
licensing requirements and with policies of our partner agencies. If you
have a felony or a misdemeanor in your background, please see your program
director to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.
Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC)
Copper Mountain College maintains membership in the Servicemembers
Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The SOC concept is based on the fact that military
life is keyed to mobility. SOC colleges make every effort to respond to the
service member's special need by (1) having admissions policies related to the
life conditions of military personnel, (2) providing special services, and (3)
giving special consideration to military personnel and veterans making
application to Copper Mountain College.