Cisco College Veteran Student Services


Cisco College Veterans Services Office

Mrs. Barbara Pitman, School Certifying Official
Phone: (325) 794-4465
Fax: (325) 692-2530
barbara.pitman@cisco.edu

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.gibill.va.gov
Muskogee Office Phone: 1-888-442-4551
Muskogee Office Fax: 1-918-781-7863


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


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 email barbara.pitman@cisco.edu  or stop by my office when you register for class.  


Hazelwood 

Please talk to the Financial Aid Office