VETERANS AFFAIRS

The VA Student Services assists all veteran students and family members enrolled at ASCC. New students who plan to use VA benefits must apply directly to the VA regional office. The Veteran Affairs regional office notifies students of the eligibility status. Eligible students should provide a copy of the VA Certificate of Eligibility to ASCC.

Veterans Educational Assistance

ASCC is an approved educational institution for education and training under the Montgomery GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserves, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Dependent’s Veterans Educational Assistance Program All students who are eligible to receive educational financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs under Chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, and/or 35 must meet with the VA Counselor to receive an orientation prior to the first semester. For more information pertaining to Post 9/11 GI Bill® and other educational programs, go to www.gibill.va.gov or apply online for VA benefits at www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/.

The VA Services Counselor provides detailed information regarding eligibility requirements, and authorized types of training. Only courses required for a degree program will be certified to VA. This information may also be obtained by visiting the official website at www.gibill.va.gov/education/benefits.htm.

Students must promptly notify the VA Counselor of any changes in enrollment including adds, drops, and withdrawals. The student will be required to repay any money that was overpaid. ASCC is required to report complete details of enrollment and any changes thereafter to VA.

Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 students are required to verify monthly enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs on the last calendar day of every month before receiving monthly awards. Students can verify enrollment by: Telephone – Interactive Voice Response (IVR): Dial 1-877-823-2378 and follow instructions provided and/or the Internet – Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) at www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do.

VA Transcript Evaluation

The VA regional office requires ASCC to review military training and/or previous college courses to see if any of them will apply to the individual educational plan. The VA will allow payment for only a short period of time without this information. In order to avoid interruption of VA payments, the following needs to be completed:

  1. Submit the copy of the DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to the Admissions Office for evaluation of military training
  2. Request in writing to each of the previous college/universities to have (1) official transcript sent directly to the Admissions Office for an official evaluation

For military personnel, students must request an official copy of his/her military educational transcript to be mailed directly to the ASCC Admissions Office. Upon receipt of a student’s official transcript, a student may request an official evaluation of credits from the Admissions Office. Note: All VA transcript evaluations are reviewed by the Admission Officer.

For more information on residency status for veterans and their dependents, please visit our Veterans Access Fees and Tuition Policy page.

Contact Phone: (684) 699-9155 ext. 426.

Contact email: asccvastudentservices@amsamoa.edu