HACC Supports Veterans and Active-Duty Personnel
HACC welcomes all veterans, eligible dependents, members of the Guard and Reserves and active-duty personnel.
Did you know?
- HACC is the only college in Pennsylvania participating in the VetSuccess program which provides on-site support to any veteran exploring higher education offerings.
- HACC has the second largest active military/veteran population among colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.
- Dependents of veterans and military personnel who are high school juniors or seniors can use military benefits for dual enrollment at HACC to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.
- Veterans and military personnel receive three physical education credits or two physical education credits and one wellness credit if the basic training date occurred after 1993.
James Truitt, veteran and social sciences major, knows from experience that "at every junction, HACC wants to help you succeed."
Hear more from James about the support he has received at HACC:
Follow these steps to become a HACC student:
- Contact HACC's Military and Veteran Affairs Office (MVAO). You will receive a MVAO education briefing.
They will brief you on:
- GI Bill and Military/Dependent education benefits eligibility
- GI Bill and Military/Dependent payment process
- HACC's certification process
- Student responsibility and academic progress
They will assist with:
- The required VA application paperwork
- Submitting the VA Form 22-1990 for new students
- Submitting the VA Form 22-1995 for transfer students
- Completing the VA Form 22-5490 or 22-5495 forms for individuals receiving chapter 35 or Fry scholarship benefits
- Information on Education Assistance Program (EAP) for Guard
- Information on Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) for Reserve or Guard
2. Apply and enroll at HACC. MVAO staff members are available to assist you. Learn how to apply and enroll.
3. Submit your Veterans Benefits Request form (Yellow Sheet). You can complete this form on-line after you registered for classes.
Please contact your campus MVAO by calling:
- Gettysburg Campus 717-337-3855 ext. 113034
- Harrisburg Campus 717-780-2331
- Lancaster Campus 717-358-2954
- Lebanon Campus 717-270-6346
- York Campus 717-718-0328 ext. 513226
Please call 717-780-2331 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate assistance.
The law for in-state tuition is a PA law - HR 3230 Section 702
Effective for the Spring 2015 (201530) semester, all veterans/eligible students will be charged in state tuition rates as per HR 3230 Section 702.
to Act 46 of 2014, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College is required
to provide course scheduling preference for veteran students. Per this Act, HACC established a veteran as:
a person who has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve
component and National Guard; and was discharged or released from such service
under conditions other than dishonorable.
Current members of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty (Active
Duty service members must provide a copy of their PCS orders) are also included
in this definition.
veteran does NOT need to be using Veterans Administration (VA) or Department of
Defense (DoD) benefits to be eligible for scheduling preference. Veterans using VA or DoD education benefits
will be given a benefits briefing by HACC's MVAO staff. The veteran student must be admitted to HACC
and provide HACC's MVAO a copy of their
discharge paperwork (DD Form 214) or a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). HACC's MVAO will review the submitted documents and indicate veteran status on
Course scheduling for approved veteran
students will start one (1) week prior to HACC's priority scheduling for returning students. Veteran students
must provide documentation to the MVAO at least one (1) week prior to veteran
priority scheduling. In addition, new HACC veteran students must complete New Student Orientation (NSO) and meet with an academic advisor prior to course
scheduling.NSO can be completed either
face-to-face, on campus or online through HACC's orientation system. Each student who qualifies under the law as a
“veteran student” (current or new) will be coded by the MVAO office, which will
allow students to register in person or online during the priority registration
period. Current veteran students must meet the same academic standards as other
students to have priority registration in HACC's competitive programs. Students are responsible for following the
process outlined in this policy. Students who do not meet the deadlines will be placed into HACC's regular enrollment process.
college’s representative for this program is HACC's Military and Veteran Affairs Director and Coordinator. The representatives
can be contacted at 717-780-2331 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
“Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to provide veteran students, as defined in the Act, with preference in course scheduling. Non-compliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting the Higher Education Student Complaint form found at www.education.state.pa.us”