Individuals eligible to receive Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits including veterans, reserve and National Guard members, or dependents must complete and submit all required VA and Yavapai College documents to the Veteran Education Benefits Office. Processing may take up to eight weeks, so early planning and class registration is highly recommended.
Students who have submitted the required documents for VA education benefits are eligible to sign up for an interest-free payment plan to defer the cost of tuition, fees and books. Students eligible for VA education benefits may also be eligible for other types of financial aid such as Pell Grant and scholarships and are encouraged to apply through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once initial required documents are submitted, a VA education benefits request form must be submitted each semester thereafter. Instructions pertaining to new and continuing VA education requests are available at www.yc.edu/veterans.
To receive VA education benefits, students must:
- Only enroll in applicable classes which satisfy declared program requirements at Yavapai College. Please note that special conditions in accordance with VA and state regulations may be applicable to specific programs.
- Request official transcripts from all colleges, universities, technical schools, military training, and non-accredited institutions. Official transcripts must be sent directly to Yavapai College, Enrollment Services, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott, Arizona, 86301.
- Maintain good academic standing in accordance with Yavapai College Standards of Academic Progress.
- Be aware that veteran education benefits may be required to be repaid to the VA for repeated courses or courses from which the student withdraws.
- Immediately notify the Veteran Education Benefits Office of any enrollment changes to avoid debt owed to the VA. Be aware that varying course lengths can affect veteran education benefit payments. Contact the Veterans Education Benefits Office to clarify how course lengths are required to be reported to the VA.
TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is available to eligible veterans seeking to refresh or improve their academic skills before enrolling in college courses. Free college prep courses include mathematics through pre-calculus, writing, reading, study skills, computers, and other core academic subjects. Visit the TRIO VUB website at www.yc.edu/vub for more details.
Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 enables covered individuals (veterans and/or family members) to be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Visit the VA’s website at: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_residentraterequirements.asp