Checklist for veterans
Learn how to access your veteran's benefits.
How do I access my veteran's benefits?
1. Contact HACC's Military and Veteran Affairs Office (MVAO).
- Set up an appointment to obtain information about Military and Veterans education Benefits eligibility.
- You may schedule your MVAO appointment on the same day as your placement test.
- Hours vary based on semester and campus. View MVAO hours and contact information.
2. Apply for GI Bill® benefits.
- Apply online at www.gibill.va.gov or http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp.
- Chapter 30, 33, 1606 &1607 —VA form 22-1990
- Chapter 33 Dependent —VA Form 22-1990E
- Chapter 35 and Fry scholarship —VA Form 22-5490
- Chapter 31 Vocation Rehabilitation and Employment should meet with a VR&E counselor
- Electronically attach DD-214 or NOBE to your application. Do this when applying online.
- Electronically attach any additional entitlement (e.g. Kicker or College Fund).
3. Print out the submitted application and a copy of your DD-214 or NOBE.
- Bring these to your VA briefing appointment or a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
4. Meet with your academic advisor. Register for classes.
5. Submit the Veterans Benefits Request form (Yellow Sheet) on myHACC.
- You need to submit a Yellow Sheet every semester. You must also submit a Yellow Sheet when you add or change classes.
What is Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)?
- FTA is for Army National Guard and All Reserve forces.
- Apply for FTA each semester through your unit of assignment.
- Submit your approved paperwork to HACC's MVAO.
- HACC will bill for the tuition with the approval paperwork.
What is Educational Assistance Program (EAP)?
- EAP is for National Guard forces.
- Apply for EAP each year through your unit of assignment. You must apply by June 30 each year.
- Contact HACC's MVAO every semester to confirm EAP status.
- When you submit your Yellow Sheet the MVAO will place a financial hold on your account.
Download a printer-friendly version of this checklist (pdf).
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.