G.I. Bill Benefits
Eligible persons may receive benefits under one of several types of G.I. Bill:
The Veterans Service’s Office is not the Veterans Administration. We do not determine your eligibility for veteran’s benefits. We do, however, provide you with the appropriate paperwork to apply to the VA for benefits. We are responsible for certifying your enrollment status to the VA.
The VA will not pay for continuing education courses, audited courses, courses already passed or courses that do not count toward your program of study at BCC. Please see our College catalog for a list of approved programs of study.
Types of records you may need are Form DD 214 (Member copy 4), Report of Separation or Discharge, and if you are a Reservist or National Guard member, Form DD 2384, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). We will advise you what documents are needed for your claim, you then forward the whole package to the Veterans Services Office, Room SS 114.
First-time applicants for veteran’s benefits and persons transferring their benefits from other schools will have a longer wait for their benefits than continuing students. Once your eligibility is established, however, future semester payments should be processed quicker.
THE KEY TO GETTING YOUR BENEFITS IS GETTING THE PAPERWORK DONE RIGHT!
Each time you register for a semester for which you wish to receive veteran’s benefits; you must complete BCC's Veteran’s Educational Benefits Request Form. This form can be obtained from the Veterans Services Office. The form should be hand carried or sent directly to the Veterans Services Office. Without it, we will not be able to certify you for benefits for that semester.
IF YOU ARE A CONTINUING BCC STUDENT RECEIVING VETERANS BENEFITS FOR THE CURRENT SEMESTER:You need to complete and turn in the BCC Veteran’s Educational Benefits Request Form once you have registered for classes.
STUDENT VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 and Chapter 1607 students must verify their enrollment monthly by Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling 1-877-823-2378. Students must be currently enrolled in an approved educational program and must have a current benefit award to use WAVE.