ICC Veterans Information
- To find out if you are eligible for VA benefits, call toll free: 1-888-442-4551 or go to the VA Education web site at: http://www.gibill.va.gov
- ICC cannot determine eligibility for VA benefits, cannot advise on VA benefit use, nor determine the amount of assistance that a student will recieve. ICC can verifiy via the VA’s online system that a student is enrolled and the number of hours.
- It is the student’s responsibility to inform ICC if the number of credit hours changes during a semester.
Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Chapter 30)
Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter33)
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
- If you are a Chapter 31 student, contact your Vocational Rehabilitation case manager for authorization.
- If you have received VA education benefits before, complete form 22-1995 at www.gibill.va.gov or 22-5495 if you are a Chapter 35 student.
- If you are a veteran researching online education opportunities and would like to view an additional resource, please visit Accredited Online Schools and Colleges, an online database designed for veterans.
To apply for benefits:
- Complete form 22-1990 at www.gibill.va.gov (click on education forms) or 22-5490 if you are a Chapter 35 student.
- Complete ICC Admissions Application online or at the ICC Admissions Office.
- Enroll in classes with your ICC Navigator.
- Complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Provide the following to the ICC Office of Student Financial Aid:
- Completed ICC VA Benefit Information Sheet (availalbe here);
- Copy of 22-1990/22-5490 or confirmation;
- Official transcript of training credit from Joint Services (http://jst.doded.mil/official.html), if applicable. Your transcript will be forwarded to the Registrar for review.
- Office of Student Financial Aid will submit verification of enrollment online. Enroll each semester as soon as possible and notify Financial Aid– it is your responsibility to let Financial Aid know you are enrolled. Initial enrollment approval can take up to 8 weeks, so do not delay enrollment or notification.
- As a Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607 student, it is also your responsibility to go online and verify that you are still enrolled once a month at:www.gibill.va.gov/wave/ or call 1-888-823-2378.
Tuition Assistance Refund Policy
- Independence Community College will return unearned Tuition Assistance on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for with the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending consistent with the policy below. In instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, the educational institution will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.
- Full Session (16 weeks) Withdraw submitted, 60% of course complete at 9.6 weeks:
Day 1 – 9 100% return
Day 10 – Week 4 75% return
Week 5 – 8 50% return
Week 9 40% return (60% of course is completed)
Week 10-16 0% return
Mid-Session (8 week) Withdraw submitted, 60% of course complete at 4.8 weeks:
Day 1 – 3 100% return
Day 4 – Week 3 75% return
Week 4 50% return (60% of course is completed)
Week 5 – 8 0% return
Entitlement to Attend/Pariticipate (Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment; or Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill)
Any covered individual, i.e., any individual entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to ICC a certificate of legibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibly” can also include a “statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ website—e-benefits, or VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
- The date on which payments from VA is made to the institution.
- 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
Covered individuals are not subject to any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.
If you have any questions, contact ICC's School Certifying Officials (SCO) in the Office of Student Financial Aid. ICC's SCOs are Laura Allison (620) 332-5411 and Megan Royse (620) 332-5449. You may also email us at email@example.com.
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