Welcome to LCC, A Military Friendly School
You may be able to get money to attend college at LCC as a result of your or your family member’s military service. Both the federal government and nonprofit organizations offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active duty personnel.
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Admission is open to anyone 16 or older, and the best part is, there’s no fee. If you’d like assistance, you’re welcome to come in person to the Student Services Center – we’re happy to help! Got questions? Call 719-336-1588.
Step 2: Apply for Veteran Benefits
Go to www.gibill.va.gov and Apply for Benefits
Service persons who served on active duty for at least 90 aggregate days after 9-10-01.
When you receive your Certificate of Eligibility, please bring a copy to student services, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 719.336.2400.
Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
For the first time in history, service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children starting Aug. 1, 2009. New Department of Defense guidance, issued June 23, 2009, establishes the criteria for eligibility and transfer of those education benefits. The new GI Bill, signed into law June 20, 2008, provides the most comprehensive educational benefit package since the original bill, officially known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, was signed into law.
This benefit program requires an additional application process. Click here for more information.
If you do not qualify for the Chapter 33 or Post-9/11 GI Bill, you may qualify for one of these.
- Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
- Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- National Call to Service Program
Step 3: Apply for In-State Residency
Active duty service members and their family members who are not Colorado residents must pick-up a Veteran and Active Duty Tuition Adjustment Form which is available at the Student Services Center. Bring the completed form to the Student Services office located in the Betz Technology Center. Submission of a Tuition Adjustment Form is required in order to receive Colorado in-state tuition. The form must be submitted to LCC every Academic Year prior to the first day of class of the semester in which you are enrolled. If you do not have a Tuition Adjustment Form on file at LCC, you will be charged the out-of-state tuition rate.
Step 4: Apply for College Opportunity Fund (COF)
Active Duty Service members and their family members residing in Colorado must apply for COF. The College Opportunity Fund, or “stipend,” is money set aside by the state to invest in your education. Currently, you’ll save $64 per semester credit hour when you sign up, and that adds up to BIG $$. To be eligible, you must be a qualified Colorado resident. Sign up today – it’s easy and it’s fast! To apply go to http://cof.college-assist.org.
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid
Getting financial aid for college is easier than you think – the trick is getting your application in early. All it takes to apply for all different kinds of financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and Student Staff programs, is a single application form, called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). But the earlier you get your application in, the better your chances to qualify for a good financial aid package. So get started today – apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or pick up an application at the Educational Opportunity Center. Need help? Speak to one of our Financial Aid Advisors at 719-336-1590.
Our school code is 001355 when filling out the FAFSA.
Current regulations allow veteran students to receive both federal financial aid funds (Pell grant and student loans) and veteran education benefits.