Welcome Veterans!
CISCO COLLEGE - VETERAN STUDENT SERVICES

Cisco College Veterans Services Office
Mrs. Micheline Simmering - School Certifying Official
325.794.4465 Office phone
325.692.2530 Fax
micheline.simmering@cisco.edu

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.gibill.va.gov
1.888.442.4551 (Muskogee office)
1.918.781.7863 (Muskogee office FAX)


General Checklist for Cisco College Veterans using VA Benefits
1. Apply for admissions to Cisco College at www.cisco.edu.    
2. Submit required documents for admissions. (transcripts, shot records, etc.)
3. Apply for Financial Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.   (optional)
4. Apply for your VA benefit at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp.
5. Talk to a college counselor about your degree plan and courses. 
6. Register for class online through your Campus Connect account at www.cisco.edu.
7. Talk to the Veterans Services office and turn in the following information:
         A.  Information Sheet (from the VA office at Cisco College)           
         B.  Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
         C.  DD214 - member 4 OR NOBE
         D.  All college and military transcripts
         E.  Placement test scores (if required)

If you are applying for education benefits
You will use the VONAPP if you are a U.S. military veteran, a service member on active duty, a member of the Selected Reserve, a spouse/dependent of a "service connected" disabled or deceased veteran, or a family member that has been approved to receive transferred benefits.  If you have previously filed a claim for education benefits, use VONAPP only if you are filing for a different education benefit or if you are changing schools or programs under your current benefit program; for example, if you are eligible for two benefit programs, currently using one, but would like to begin using the other benefit program.  If you have a pending application, don't use VONAPP to resubmit your claim.  It will slow down processing.  If you would like to know the status of a pending claim, contact the Education Division by calling 1-888-GI BILL 1 (1-888-442-4551).

Apply here:
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

 

GI Bill Chapter Information

Ch30  Montgomery GI Bill
http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/active_duty.html 
    
Ch31  VA Vocational Rehabilitation Students
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm

Ch33  Post 9/11 General Information
http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html

Ch35  Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Program
https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzE3MTM1Njk5L3NpZC9CZlVsQzhGaw

Ch1606 Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserves
http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/selected_reserve.html

Ch1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/433/~/who-is-eligible-for-reap%3F

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eBenefits
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal

Not sure which benefit to choose? 
http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/benefits_resources/benefit_comparison_tools.html

Direct Deposit Information
https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/15/~/how-do-i-set-up-direct-deposit-of-my-education-benefits%3F

Ch30 – Verify your attendance each month!
https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do
OR
Call the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line at 1-877-823-2378.

Military Personnel Records  
Website to request copies of military records - www.archives.gov 

Degree plans
According to the Veterans Administration, every student enrolled at Cisco College must follow a Cisco College degree plan to receive their benefits. Every semester we recommend that you visit a counselor who will assist you in selecting the correct degree plan to ensure that the classes you are taking for transfer will be covered.

Developmental courses
The VA will pay for developmental courses only if the student has taken the placement test and the resulting scores must indicate a need for developmental education.

Student responsibility
Each semester that you register for class, it is your responsibility to tell the Veterans Services office that you are ready to be certified.   Failure to let the office know will result in your classes not being certified and you risk being dropped for the semester.  Please call 325.794.4465 or emailmicheline.simmering@cisco.edu  or stop by my office when you register for class. 

Hazelwood 
PLEASE TALK TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act.aspx?CFID=10814871&CFTOKEN=55772237

 


 


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