Veterans Education Benefits
Pima recognizes the sacrifice of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. As a veteran, survivor or dependent, you may be eligible for educational benefits to further your goals.
All College programs are approved for enrollment of veterans, survivors and dependents under Title 38 USC and selected reservists under Title 10 USC.
Pima welcomes veterans! If you would like to apply to use your Veteran Education Benefits at PCC, you will need to
- be admitted to the College
- submit your VA Form 22-1990 or VONAPP, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and copies of all transcripts including military and higher learning institutions to the Veterans Services Office. Official transcripts must be received prior to certification for your second semester at PCC.
- register for classes and submit a veteran certification worksheet request.
We recommend that you meet with an advisor to discuss how your academic goals can be supported with your education benefits.
Have questions or need help determining your eligibility? Visit any campus Student Services Center, the Veteran’s Center at the Downtown Campus, or the Veteran’s Services Office at the District Office or contact us by phone or email.
We can help continuing and returning students with veterans education benefits. Get details on how to continue your veterans benefits.
Deferment of Payments
Deferment of payment for tuition, fees and required books and materials is available to anyone who is eligible for, and has applied for, benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607.
- payments are deferred with no interest until the end of the deferral period
- deferment is available during any registration period in which a veteran is awaiting GI Bill benefits
- electronic book loan funds are available at any campus bookstore
Veterans Administration Audit Information
On Dec. 28th, Pima received a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs concerning a recent audit. Pima passed the audit with some discrepancies that the College plans to address.
On June 13th, a letter was sent to Veterans Education Benefit Recipients announcing two forums being held by the college. The forums will discuss the VA file review process as well as provide information from college and community representatives on services for veterans and their families.
On June 4, 2014, a letter was sent to all Veterans Benefit Recipients explaining the Veterans Administration (VA) mandated file review process.
On May 16, The Arizona Department of Veterans Services notified the College that they have reinstated PCC's authority to certify enrollment of new-to-PCC Veterans Benefit Recipients. In a recent audit, Pima was found to be "fully in compliance" and will be able to certify new students for the Summer, Fall and future semesters. [View letter: PDF | scanned image]. The Chancellor noted Pima's commitment to veterans in a recent blog.
Earlier actions: On March 11, Pima received a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with findings from a VA compliance survey conducted at PCC in January 2014. [View: PDF | scanned image]. On March 19, a letter from the Arizona Dept. of Veterans Services directed Pima not to certify new veterans education benefit recipients in PCC programs for a period of 60 days. This action does not affect veterans currently enrolled in approved programs. [View: PDF | scanned image]