Veterans Veterans

Veterans

 

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 already applied for a VA Educational Benefit and have a Certificate of Eligibility or a Vocational Rehab form 1905, please bring it to your Intake Appointment.
    • Please bring a copy of your DD214 (Service 2 or Member 4).

  • All veterans planning to use VA Educational Benefits must 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.)
 

Advising

VMS staff provide academic advising services to our student veterans. 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 student veteran, you may have several options to consider for financing your education. The VMS staff will discuss the various options with you during your appointment.  

 

Priority Registration

Veterans may be eligible for Priority Registration. Those eligible for Priority Registration include Active duty, Reservists, and National Guard members and veterans who have received an honorable discharge or a certificate of satisfactory completion of military service (eligibility applies only within 15 years after last active duty date). To participate in Priority Registration, students must provide documentation of their service. Veterans may provide a copy of their DD214 showing an honorable discharge or a certificate of satisfactory completion.

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

 

Commencement

Veterans/Reservist/National Guard and Active Duty Military graduates should contact VMS (Annapolis Hall, A109) 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.