Veterans Services

We welcome all of our nation’s veterans. If you’re considering college, take a look at other sections of our site, especially Admissions, Financial Aid and Academic Programs, to learn more about our offerings and the steps to apply for admissions and financial aid. In addition, our staff is here to work with you and help you make a smooth transition from military life to college life.

We encourage you to learn more about the benefits and services available to veterans. These benefits may make college more affordable than you thought. What’s more, our staff will answer your questions and help you apply for all eligible benefits.

Here’s important information that our students who are veterans need to know:

Educational benefits

Veterans, certain dependents of veterans, reservists and guard members may be entitled to educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Before you register for classes, verify your program status; if you have questions about your eligibility, call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.
  • If you are using veterans’ benefits for the first time, or are transferring to Delaware County Community College, you will need to apply for benefits through the College’s Financial Aid Office; find out which documents are required for the certification process, and for assistance in completing your benefits package by calling 610-359-5346 in the Financial Aid Office.
  • When you register each semester, you must notify Financial Aid and the veterans advisor of the courses you are taking; provide your campus veterans/financial aid advisor with any changes in address/phone number, credits carried, program of study, or withdrawal from any course.
  • While enrolled, you must verify your enrollment no earlier than the last day of each month and on the last date of the session in which you are enrolled in school by calling 877-823-2378 or online through the VA WAVE system.

Credit for military training and experience

You may be able to receive academic credit for your military training or experience. For an evaluation of your military experience, call 610-359-5322 in the Assessment Center.

The American Council on Education (ACE) evaluates military training and education, and translates courses and occupations held by service members into college credit recommendations. ACE can provide you with a transcript describing military training that you completed and, in some cases, a recommendation regarding credit. Obtain your transcript online from ACE.

Academic requirements

To preserve good academic standing, veterans, reservists and eligible dependents must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, or they will be placed on academic probation. If the student does not meet the minimum standard at the end of two academic semesters on academic probation, the College will notify the Department of Veterans Affairs within 30 days.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department administers programs for the benefit of the nation’s war veterans and members of their families.

  • Education benefits
    The GI Bill helps veterans continue their education
  • Compensation and pension benefits
    This service provides information on service and non-service connected disability programs and survivor benefits
  • Health benefits and services
    This Agency administers medical benefits for eligible veterans

The National Military Family Association may be of interest to student veterans and their families.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a database of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

View some of the Frequently Asked Questions from student veterans at Delaware County Community College.