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Veterans Services

Veterans Services

The Nazz Mariani Veterans Center

The College's Veterans Center, named in honor of World War II Army veteran Nazz Mariani, is located in room 2570 of Founder's Hall. The Center is equipped with computers, satellite cable, and a coffee maker among other amenities for student veterans and serves as a space for studying, socializing, and veterans focused programming. The Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.

Veterans Benefits

Students using military education benefits are required to complete a Veterans Benefit Certification request from (green sheet) for each term in which they are enrolled at the College. If you are a student using military education benefits for the first time at the College, however, you will need to provide us with the following:
 
  • A copy of the DD-214 for the veteran whose benefits are being used, (can be retrieved through www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/about/feature?feature=military-personnel-file)
     
  • A Veterans Certification Request form (green sheet; can be completed online at the preceding hyperlink or manually at the front desk in suite 3500 or at the concierge desk in Founder's Hall on the Marple Campus)
     
  • A certificate of eligibility from the VA or proof that they requested one Unless you are using Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation benefits (can be retrieved online through VONAPP: http://www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp)
     
  • A copy of your VA form 22-1905 (You must meet with your Vocational Rehabilitational Counselor prior to the start of each term for them to complete this term)
     
  • Pennsylvania National Guard -You will need to complete a Notice of Basic Eligibility and a promissory note with your unit
These documents can be submitted via email at va@dcccc.edu, physical mail to the Admissions Office (901 S. Media Line Road, Media PA, 19063), or hand delivery to Enrollment Central in Founders Hall on the Marple Campus. Veterans who have unresolved concerns or need additional support can be scheduled for an appointment with the School Certifying Official at the front desk in the Enrollment Services suite (Room 3500).

Veterans FYI

Issues that can be handled at the College

  • Status update on the College's receipt of all necessary documentation to process your military education benefits
     
  • Issues obtaining books and supplies from the bookstore when you receive Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation benefits
     
  • If you're enrolling at the College and/or using military education benefits for the first time
     
  • If you're considering withdrawing or that have withdrawn from classes (you must make Veterans Services aware of any changes to your schedule)

Issues/Questions that cannot be addressed at the College

  • Payment from the VA not yet received (you must contact the VA at 888-442-4551 between 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday-Friday)
     
  • If you want to know how much you have remaining in benefits (you must contact the VA at 888-442-4551 between 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday-Friday)
     
  • If you're attempting to register for classes (you must contact the College's Career & Counseling Center)

FAQ

  • Will my classes be dropped for non-payment if my benefits aren't processed in time? Yes, unless you provide us with a copy of the DD-214 for the veteran whose benefits are being used along with a certificate of eligibility or a printout of the confirmation page showing that you requested one
     
  • I spoke to the VA and they said that the College hasn't certified my enrollment yet. When will my benefits be processed? The College will certify enrollment with the VA one month prior to the start of each term. From there, you can check on the status of your benefits by contacting the VA (you must contact the VA at 888-442-4551 between 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday-Friday)
     
  • Why did I receive a debt letter from the VA? The VA initiates debt letters when students withdraw from classes. You should bring the debt letter to the front desk in admissions so that the College can determine whether payment to you or the VA is warranted
     
  • Can taking less classes impact my education benefits? Yes. The amount you receive in VA education benefits is partially based on how many classes you are taking. Additionally, for Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (the most commonly used benefit), you will lose your monthly housing allowance when you fall below the equivalent of greater than half-time enrollment
     
  • If I'm using veterans vocational rehabilitation benefits, what do I have to do to get my books for class? The bookstore will be sent a list of all students receiving vocational rehabilitation benefits. If you're using vocational rehabilitation benefits, you can simply go to the bookstore as early as one week before the start of classes up until the end of the second week of classes, provide the staff there with your name, and let them know that you're a "VA student"
     
  • What am I allowed to purchase from the bookstore with my vocational rehab benefits? You may only use vocational rehabilitation benefits to purchase textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, and other supplies explicitly listed in the syllabi for the classes in which you've enrolled