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Veterans Services

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Welcome to Pitt Community College's Veterans Resource Page

This site was designed as a resource for veterans and their dependents/spouses using the GI Bill® at Pitt Community College.

Location & Hours

Eddie and Joe Allison Smith Center (EJS), Room 210
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Walk-in Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 9am – 1pm

Get started!

Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a formal determination of eligibility for GI Bill benefits. This is required of all Veterans and eligible family members and must be done if you believe you are eligible for GI Bill benefits. You may submit your application online by visiting the GI Bill website. va.gov/education 

NOTE: It can take up to 30-45 days for the VA to process an initial eligibility determination request and issue your certificate of eligibility. The VA will make no benefit payments until this process is complete. 

Prior to being certified for benefits, you must submit all official transcripts from your High School/High School Equivalency Diploma, college/universities, branch of service Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Community College Air Force (CCAF) Transcript to the Admissions Office. To check to see if your transcript has been received, you may contact the Admissions Office at 252-493-7263.

Once you’ve registered and paid for classes (Chapter 30, 31, 35, & 1606) you need to inform your VA School Certifying Official (SCO).

Once this information has been received, the SCO will submit your enrollment certification to the Department of Veteran Affairs. It can take anywhere from 60-90 days for VA to process your information and for you to receive your first check.

Individuals who are attending PCC may be eligible for an advanced payment of their GI Bill® for their first semester only.

The deadline for submitting an advanced payment is 30 days prior to the start of classes. All VA paperwork and official transcripts must be received prior to this deadline in order for the advanced payment to be submitted. For more information, please contact the SCO.

Students receiving GI Bill® benefits must submit prior to the start of a new semester the Semester Check-in form:

Semester Check-in Form

Prior to receiving your check, you must verify your enrollment at the end of the month on a monthly basis. You should wait until the end of the first month of school to verify your enrollment for the first time.

You can verify your enrollment by one of the following methods:

  • Call GI Bill Hotline: 1-888-442-4551 to verify by telephone
  • Visit W.A.V.E. Web Automated Verification of Enrollment to verify online

Resource Links

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Helpful VA Phone Numbers

Department of Veterans Affairs: gibill.va.gov or va.gov

Disclaimer: Some links on this page leave the PCC website. These links are not be considered as being endorsed by Pitt Community College.

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Sonji Rowsom, Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Office: Smith Center (EJS), Room 210B
Phone: (252) 493-7323
Email: srowsom489@my.pittcc.edu

Jason Monska, Veterans Service Specialist
Office: Goess Student Success Center, Room 120
Phone: (252) 493-7332
Email: jgmonska447@my.pittcc.edu