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The Porterville College Veterans Resource Center offers services to assist Veterans’ students and their dependents.
Eligibility of education benefits is determined through an application process by the Veterans Administration (VA). Students are responsible for applying for their benefits and reporting the correct benefits to the college. Benefits payable through the VA are determined by your term of services in the military. The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB), [Chapter 30] and the Post 9/11 GI Bill® [Post 9/11] are currently offered for veterans. Vocational Rehabilitation [Chapter 31 Voc. Rehab] is available to disabled veterans and requires a referral from a qualified vocational rehabilitation counselor. Dependents of veterans who are deceased or are 100% disabled, as determined the VA, may be eligible for educational benefits under the dependents Education Act [DEA Chapter 35]. Students in reserve status [Chapter 1606/1607] may qualify for reimbursement for a portion of their educational costs.
All veteran students and student dependents of veterans who wish to receive education benefits through the Veteran’s Administration must complete these steps:
1. Fill out the application for federal VA benefits at https://www.gibill.va.gov/. The VA may require first-time applicants to send a copy of their DD214 form to Muskogee, OK (VA Regional Office, P. O. BOX 8888, Muskogee, OK 74402-8888) before their application can be processed.
2. Contact our VA college counselor to establish an appropriate education objective and initiate a Student Education Plan (SEP). The VA requires a Program Approval and the SEP updated to be completed with a counselor for every semester that the student receives benefits. Contact the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at (559) 791-2222.
3. Order official transcripts from any previously attended regionally accredited institution, including military transcripts. Admissions with previously earned credits will be granted upon official transcripts showing satisfactory scholarship and honorable dismissal from the institution previously attended. Admissions staff evaluates and applies appropriate credit upon submission of a Transcript Evaluation Form. The inclusion of accepted, accredited units from submitted official transcripts, including military transcripts, is required on the SEP by the second semester of attendance. Please have official transcripts mailed to:
Office of Admissions and Records
100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
NOTE: These steps are in addition to the steps necessary to becoming a Porterville College student.
Porterville College of approved under Title 38 of the United States Code and admissions, registration, and course offering are consistent with Title 38 U.S.C. €3679(e) as follows:
For Purpose of this section, a covered individual is:
a. A veteran who was discharged or released from a period of not fewer than 90 days of services in the active military, naval or air serviced less than three years before the date of enrollment in the course concerned.
b. An individual who is entitled to assistance under:
Beginning on August 1, 2019 Porterville College has policies that:
a. Permit any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 of this title and ending on the earlier of the following dates: