Veteran & Military Services is dedicated to helping students who have served and their families navigate college.
Veteran & Military Services is here to:
- Assist you throughout your education benefits application process;
- Notify you of enrollment and enrollment changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); and
- Help interpret, explain, and implement VA policies and college regulations.
Meet regularly with your Educational & Career Planner to ensure that you're making progress toward graduation.
SPSCC cannot override VA policies or determine VA eligibility, nor does the college control the issuance of VA Educational Benefits. The VA requires 30 to 45 days to process any paperwork submitted.
SPSCC supports service members seeking information on the Tuition Assistance Program, Title IV funding, VA Education benefits and those seeking information on academic counseling, financial aid counseling, job search support or other student support services.
Information for Active Duty Military:
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the Department of Defense (DOD) policy, South Puget Sound Community College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 40% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stop attending. In instances when a Service member stop attending due to a military service obligation, South Puget Sound Community College will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion in compliance with the DOD policy.
- Before the term and up to 5th instructional day (Summer quarter is 4th instructional day) 100% refund
- 6th to the 15th day of instruction 40% refund
- After the 15th instructional day 0% refund
For more information you may contact Michelle Erzen at email@example.com or by clicking the support services link below.