Veteran Services

PATH Colleges offer a variety of services for veterans and their families. In fact, PATH colleges are designated military friendly schools. For more information on our colleges veteran’s services, please read the information below.

 

For information on job and career services via Pennsylvania CareerLinks, please visit one of the following links for the CareerLink office in your county of residence:

 

Lehigh Carbon Community College

https://www.lccc.edu/admissions/veteran-services

LCCC is proud of the military veterans who have served, or are serving, our country.  We have many services on our campus to help our students succeed.We want your experience here to be great!  View our Veteran’s brochure which will give you a brief overview of our college and our services to help you succeed.

If you are not yet a student at the College, please apply online for admission or call 610-799-1575 for more information.

Any military student or any dependent of a current or former service member should contact LCCC’s Veterans Specialist with any questions or concerns regarding any veterans benefits.

Credit for Military Service

The school annually must prepare the completion or graduation rate of its certificate or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduate students.

By submitting their official military transcripts, veterans can have previous military experience and/or USAFI courses evaluated for college credit. The college evaluates previous military training in accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) through the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Forces. Validated records of training programs or military courses must be submitted to begin this process. In some cases, validated records are not received by ACE, and therefore credits may not be able to be awarded. Military records are evaluated based on the student’s LCCC major. Our evaluation can take a week or two from the time we receive it. You will receive a notice sent to your LCCC student email account when this evaluation is complete.

Click on the appropriate link to find out how to have your official military transcript sent to LCCC.

If you have any questions please see your assigned advisor; if you are not sure who your advisor is please contact Adviseme@lccc.edu to find out.

If you have questions about the evaluation you may email CreditTransfer@lccc.edu.

Course Scheduling Preference Policy for Veteran Students

In an effort to assist students to earn a postsecondary education, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 46 of 2014, Higher Education Course Scheduling Preference for Veteran Students in Pennsylvania. Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to establish and provide veteran students with preference in course scheduling.

Noncompliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting the Higher Education Student Complaint Form at www.education.state.pa.us.

Lehigh Carbon Community College veteran students will be given course scheduling priority privileges  Veteran students will be notified of their registration date and process through their LCCC email in October, 2016.

Veteran students are defined as those students in the following categories:

  1. Is a veteran.
  2. The student has served in the United States Armed Forces including a reserve component or National Guard and was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.
  3. The student has been admitted to a public institution of higher education.
  4. The student resides in Pennsylvania while enrolled in the public institution of higher education.

Luzerne County Community College

http://www.luzerne.edu/veterans/

Luzerne County Community College is approved for the education and training of Veterans of the armed services. The Office of Veteran’s Affairs is located in the Enrollment and Admissions Center, Room 508 in the Financial Aid Office. Eligibility is determined by the Veteran’s Administration.

For information on eligibility and benefits, you may contact the VA at www.gibill.va.gov or 1-888-442-4551. You may contact the Veteran’s Representative at Luzerne County Community College at (570) 740-0395.

Campus Services Available To Veterans

  1. Veterans Club
  2. One-to-one academic and personal counseling.
  3. Financial Aid assistance at 570-740-0395
  4. Free Tutoring and Study Skills Seminars
  5. Accessibility services for students with special needs or disabilities.
  6. Career Services can assist with career planning, finding a job, and writing a resume. On and off-campus access to the Library’s resources and databases.

 

Credit for Military Training

Military personnel are eligible to have their military experience and training evaluated for transfer credit by submitting a DD 214 and military transcript. Credit may be awarded for military training that has been evaluated by the American Council on Education and assigned a recommended credit value when the training is directly related to the student’s program of study. Please click here to request your military transcript: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do

Please click here to review course equivalencies currently approved at LCCC. Military courses and trainings are continually evaluated, please check for updates.

Air Force service members should request transcripts from the college they attended.

 

Northampton Community College

https://www.northampton.edu/catalog-and-academics/veterans.htm

We are proud to be a Veterans Administration (VA) approved Institution of Higher Learning (IHL), which works with veterans and their dependents, guardsmen and reservists to help navigate through the process of securing VA education benefits. We also offer assistance with the application process for state and federal financial aid through the fafsa website (www.fafsa.gov).

Visit the Veterans’ Admissions page to get started with the Admissions process.

Once you are enrolled as an NCC student, you will be able to visit the MyNCC student portal to take advantage of our extensive list of information that will help you as you navigate your education, including:

  • Financial Aid for Veterans
  • What Chapter Am I?
  • VA General Information
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Federal Tuition & Additional Assistance
  • DD214 or NOBE Online
  • Catch the Wave
  • PA National Guard EAP
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • ROTC
  • eBenefits
  • Useful Links & Numbers
  • Jobs and Career Assistance

Financial Aid for Veterans

PHEAA State Grant

Former active duty personnel who have been residents of Pennsylvania for 12 months; have an honorable discharge; are enrolled at least half-time in an approved program of study of at least two academic years; and are not in default of an educational loan, may be eligible for the PHEAA State Grant. Contact PHEAA at 1.800.692.7392 for additional information. You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Financial Aid Information Form. First-time applicants must also complete PHEAA form at www.pheaa.org.

Other Financial Aid

Additional financial aid may be available, depending upon your financial need and eligibility, in the form of Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Grants (SEDG), and other campus-based aid. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an NCC Financial Aid Information Form. Forms are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Direct Loans for Students, and Federal District PLUS Loans for Parents, are available by separate application at www.studentloans.gov. The student must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and an Entrance Counseling form to apply.

Please note: Many of these programs may be utilized concurrently to provide substantial aid in completing a degree at Northampton Community College and beyond at a four-year college or university. VA Education benefits do not impact eligibility for state or federal grants.

Course Scheduling Preference

Veteran students who have met all other registration requirements will be given course scheduling preference and will be permitted to register for classes prior to the regular registration periods as published in the Academic Calendar. Eligibility of veteran students for course scheduling preference will be identified through College database records. Continuing veteran students who are eligible for course scheduling preference will be assigned to the earlier registration time through the MyNCC student portal; no additional action must be taken by the student. New veteran students are offered course scheduling preference through participation in new student orientation/registration sessions that are scheduled prior to the published registration period for new, visiting and re-admit students.

 

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