Veterans Benefits

Attention veterans and family members who have a Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) overpayment.

If you are affected by the COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS), have a VBA benefit debt and need temporary financial relief, please contact DMC at 1.800.827.0648 to request assistance.

If you are a veteran, we honor and welcome you. You can visit a veterans office (located at one of the campus enrollment centers or financial aid offices) for personal help to certify benefits and get information. You may also contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1.888.442.4551 or visiting their benefits.va.gov/gibill.

If you are entitled to benefits under Chapter 30, 31, 33, or 1606, and not a dependent or spouse requesting benefits, please fill out the Request for VA Education Benefits form.

If you are a dependent or spouse of a veteran using Chapter 35 Dependent Educational Assistance benefits, please fill out the Request for VA Ch 35 Benefits form.

Steps to apply for financial aid

Veterans responsibilities

  1. Eligible veterans and dependents are responsible for notifying MCC of their intent to use VA educational benefits. Submit a veterans request for benefits form to one of the campus enrollment centers or financial aid offices or email it from your secured MCC student email account to veterans@mcckc.edu.
  2. Enroll ONLY for courses that will apply to your degree program. Only courses that apply toward your declared program will be certified.
  3. You must immediately notify the veterans certifying official when the below situations occur.
    Failure to do so may result in overpayment collection:
  4. Add or drop a class
  5. Change your degree program
  6. Change your address
  7. Withdraw from a class or college
  8. Change in dates of attendance
  9. If you do not make satisfactory academic progress you will be placed on warning, probation and/or an academic plan. There is a specific satisfactory academic progress policy for veterans benefits.
  10. Students receiving Chapter 30 and 1606 benefits are required to log onto the GI Bill® website and click on the verifying your attendance link, WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) on the last day of each month to verify enrollment with the VA or call 1.877.823.2378. Monthly verification for Post 9/11 GI Bill® is not required.

Changes to VA benefits and overpayment debts

On January 5, 2021, the President signed the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 into law [Public Law 116-315]. This new law provides for the improvement and/or expansion of various GI Bill® programs.

Please be aware that the law has changed regarding the way education overpayments and debts are handled by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Frequently asked questions

VA contacts

Local VA Office Regional VA Office MCC VA Certifying Official
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64128
Phone: 816.861.4700
TDD: 816.922.3328
P.O. Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
Phone: 1.888.442.4551
veterans@mcckc.edu