Reservists and National Guard Reservists and National Guard

Reservists and National Guard

 

Welcome to FCC Veteran and Military Services (VMS).  We are excited to work with you as you pursue your educational and career goals.

 

Getting Started

  • All new students are required to submit the electronic VMS intake form prior to scheduling an appointment. Once you submit the intake form, we will email you a checklist of “next steps” to complete along with the link to schedule an intake appointment with a VMS staff member.
    • If you have a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), Certificate of Eligibility, please email them to Veteran and Military Services using the Secure Document Submission form or bring them to your intake appointment.

  • All Reservists and National Guard members should have their official military transcripts and any prior college transcripts submitted to the Records and Registration Center for evaluation of transferrable credit. FCC will accept up to 45 credits in military and other transfer credits toward an FCC program of study. Official military transcript requests may be made via the following links:

  • Attend the Veteran and Military Services Orientation program for new students. (Details will be provided at your intake appointment.)

  • To learn more about College Credit by Examination (CLEP & DSST), check out the DANTES site.
 

Advising

VMS staff provide academic advising services to Reservists and National Guard members. We will work with you to identify your academic and career goals and assist you in developing a plan to meet those goals.  If you have already completed an intake appointment with us, schedule an Advising Appointment with our office to develop a plan and to register for your classes.

 

Paying for College

As a Reservist or National Guard member, you may have several options to consider for financing your education. The VMS staff will discuss the various options with you during your appointment.  

   
  • Military Tuition Assistance (TA): Each military service branch has an education program to help its service members reach their education goals. Visit the service branch education portals to discover the resources available for you on your educational journey. All service branch education programs are accessible here, or at the individual websites below.

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships: Reservists and National Guard service members may apply for local, state, and federal aid options including scholarships, grants, work-study positions, and student loans. FCC Financial Aid staff are available to discuss options.
 

Priority Registration

Members of the National Guard and Reservists are eligible for Priority Registration. To participate in Priority Registration, students must provide documentation of their service.

 
Application for Priority Registration
 

In-State Tuition Rate

Please refer to the FCC Residency Policy for information regarding tuition and fees for veterans, military members, and dependents.

 

Current Students

  • Reservists and National Guard members who are current students should regularly check the FCC Veteran and Military Services Blackboard Site for information and updates.

  • Students receiving VA education benefits through Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) 1606 will not receive their monthly payment until they have certified their enrollment via Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE).  This must be done monthly.

  • Students using the National Guard Tuition Waiver must bring a copy of their waiver eligibility letter to Student Accounts each semester.

  • If you apply to use National Guard Waiver, Tuition Assistance, any type of employee/third party reimbursement, and/or any scholarship paying tuition and fees at the same time as you are using the VA benefits at FCC, you must immediately notify the FCC VA Certifying Official by email at [email protected].
 

Commencement

  • Reservist and National Guard graduates should contact VMS (Annapolis Hall, A-109) to request the Military Cord for the Commencement ceremony. See the Commencement page for other important reminders.


Contact Us

Contact Us


If you have any questions about our services, please contact us!

All new students are required to submit the electronic VMS intake form prior to scheduling an appointment. Once you submit the intake form, we will email you a checklist of “next steps” to complete along with the link to schedule an intake appointment with a VMS staff member.

Continuing and returning students may schedule an academic advising appointment.

Evening appointments available upon request (call 301-624-2838 during our regular office hours to schedule an evening appointment).

 

Amy Coldren
Director of Veteran and Military Services
Annapolis Hall (A-109)
Phone: 301.624.2838
Fax: 240.629.7822

Tricia Morris
School Certifying Official
Annapolis Hall (A-109)
Phone: 301.846.2632
Fax: 240.629.7822

 

VMS Office and Veteran & Military Student Center Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.