VA Education Benefits Certification - Eligibility Requirements and Documents Required

Veterans Education Benefits Certification Information

Eligibility Requirements and Documents Required

  • VA Benefits Term Planner - All students requesting VA education benefits at LCC must have a term planner on file before they are VA certified.
  • VA: Apply for Education Benefits - This is the first step to determine your eligibility for VA education benefits. Completing this application will allow the VA to determine your eligibility and provide you with a certificate of eligibility. This application process takes approximately 30 days.
  • Rules & Regulations for using veterans education benefits
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) - Veterans who served on active duty after 9/11/2001 may qualify for this benefit.
  • Chapter 30 (Active Duty) - Veterans who entered the armed services after July 1, 1985 and elected to contribute $100 per month for the first 12 months of their enlistment.
  • Chapter 1606 (ARNG & Reserve) - Students currently serving a minimum 6-year enlistment with the Reserve or Oregon Army National Guard
  • Chapter 1607 (REAP) - activated ARNG/Reserves - Students whose Reserve or ARNG unit was activated to serve in Global War on Terrorism
  • Chapter 35 (Dependents) - Dependents (including spouses) whose parent (wife/husband) served on active duty and were 100% permanently disabled as a result of active duty or was missing or killed in action. LCC also offers a Dependent Tuition Waiver for eligible students entitled to this VA benefit chapter. See the links at the bottom of this page to read the board policy and view the application. Please contact the LCC Veterans Benefit Office for more information.
  • Chapter 31 (Service-Connected Disability) - Veterans who received a service-connected disability while on active duty.

Note: The following waiver must be applied for every term, no later than the start of the term requested. Only VA CH 35 students can apply for this waiver.