VETERANS SERVICES

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Tulsa Community College maintains a full-time office of Veterans Services at Metro Campus, room MC1003, for the convenience of veterans and their dependents attending school. We at TCC are very proud of the service you, our veterans, have given and the sacrifices you and your family have made. We have set aside space on each campus for a study area designed for you, the vet. In these resource centers you will find a quiet place to study with computers and printers to use. There are many brochures with information on all the vet services in our community. The staff in the Veteran Services department is eager to help you in any way we can.

Entitlement Programs
1. Chapter 30, Title 38, U.S.C. - Montgomery Gl Bill
2. Chapter 31, Title 38, U.S.C. - Disabled Veterans, Vocational Rehabilitation Program
3. Chapter 33, Title 38, U.S.C. - Post 911 Persons serving active since September 11, 2001
4. Chapter 35, Title 38, U.S.C.
a. Spouse of 100% and Permanently and Totally Disabled Veteran
b. Spouse of a Deceased Veteran (Service Connected)
c. Children of a or b,
5. Chapter 1606, Title 38, U.S.C. - Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program Policies
6. Chapter 1607, Title 38, U.S.C. - Reserve or National Guard with active duty employment (REAP) 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) requires all veterans to abide by the policies and regulations of the College concerning academic standing and progress, class attendance, and conduct. The TCC Veterans Services Office will monitor compliance with these policies and is required to report any deviations to the DVA. All school policies are stated elsewhere in this catalog. Concurrent with school policies, the DVA requires the following.
A. Academic program. A recipient of DVA benefits must select and designate the academic program under which he or she will be receiving educational benefits. Any change of academic program must be acceptable to the DVA.
B. Course work. Educational benefits will be paid only on courses applicable toward the academic program. Any course substitution, i.e., a course outside the catalog listing for a particular program, must be verified as an approved substitution. The DVA will not award educational benefits for repeated courses in which a passing grade has already been received or for courses in which an incomplete “I” is earned.
C. Previous or transfer credit. Applicants for benefits having earned college credit at another institution must submit transcripts from each institution he or she has attended before the TCC Veterans Services Office can certify enrollment to the DVA.
D. Class attendance. The DVA requires the institution to report all excessive absences from classes. Failure to attend classes while receiving benefits will result in an overpayment and the student is liable for repayment to the DVA.
E. All persons applying for education benefits must submit Military Transcripts for evaluation.

Procedures
A. Apply for admission to the College in the Enrollment Services Office, or online at www.tulsacc.edu.
B. First time veteran students at TCC need to contact the Advisement Center and acquire a Program Curriculum Plan. Take a copy to the Veterans Services Office at Metro Campus. Returning students may verify applicability of courses toward graduation by reviewing their Program Curriculum Plan on file in the Advisement Center or the Veterans Services Office.
C. Register for classes.
D. After the registration for classes is completed, go to the TCC Veterans Services Office at Metro Campus and request certification for benefits. The following documents must be presented by veterans enrolling under the Veterans Educational program for the first time.

1. Chapter 30 and 32. Verification of service on VA form 22-1990V, or copy #4 or certified true copy of DD-214 (Report of Separation).
2. Chapter 31. Approved VA Form 22-1905 from DVA Vocational Rehabilitation counselor.
3. Chapter 33 - Certificate of Eligibility from DVA
4. Chapter 35 - Disabled veteran’s claim number
5. Chapter 1606 - Approved DD214, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from reserve unit and, if eligible, a copy of the kicker contract.
6. Chapter 1607 - Approved DD214 and if eligible, a copy of the kicker contract.

E. All campuses’ certifications for veteran’s benefits will be processed through the Veterans Services Office on the Metro Campus. Students taking courses at locations other than the four principal campuses must contact the Metro Campus Veterans Services Office for information and certification.
F. Veterans pursuing concurrent enrollment at more than one college or university may do so, but must coordinate with the Veterans Services Office at both institutions to insure proper certification. All courses taught by TCC, regardless of campus, are approved by TCC and are not concurrent enrollments.

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