Veterans Benefits

YCCC is proud to serve those who have served our country. We are here to assist veterans, spouses and dependents of veterans access the resources he/she earned in order to make the educational transition process as easy as possible.

We offer veterans benefits for both Certificate and Degree programs (credit programs) as well as some of our Continuing Education programs (non-credit programs).

The information links on this page will provide you with an overview of the types of veterans benefit programs, application process, and other financing options at YCCC.

Types of Veterans Benefits YCCC Offers

YCCC is approved by the Veterans Administration for the training of veterans, and spouses & dependents of veterans who qualify.

To learn about the different chapters of federal veterans benefits and state benefits, as well as other Tuition Assistance (TA) programs, please click on one or more of the links below:

FEDERAL:

Post – 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (Chapter 30)

Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) (Chapter 1607)

VA Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

Veterans Educational Assistance program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)

Survivors and Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35)


STATE:
(for Credit Programs only)

State of Maine Veterans Dependents Tuition Waiver Program- NEW: Maine state law passed in 2013 now requires spouses and dependents of veteran students to complete the FAFSA as it could affect your receiving this waiver.

Veterans utilizing Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607 must check in with the VA on the last day of each month the student is enrolled in order to receive benefits that month. 877.823.2378 or http://www.gibill.va.gov/wave.

Application Process: New & Transfer Students

1. Choose a Program of Study at YCCC

Credit programs: A new applicant will complete the Admissions application and will then schedule a time to meet the Certifying Official, David Daigle, Financial Aid Director. 207.216.4410 or ddaigle@yccc.edu .

Non-Credit programs: A new applicant will schedule a time to meet the Certifying Official, Paulette Millette, Director of Business & Community Programs. 207.216.4342 or pmillette@yccc.edu .

 2. Sign up for VA Benefits

Credit and Non-Credit programs: Apply online for federal VA benefits called the VONAPP by going to: http://www.gibill.va.gov/ and click on “Apply for Benefits”. Transfer students will have to complete another form in the VONAPP called the 22-1995. Dependents & Spouses of Veterans complete VA form 22-5490. Within 2 weeks the student will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from the VA. Please provide a copy to the respective YCCC Certifying Official.

3. Sign up for YCCC course

Credit programs: After our Admissions staff have met the student to discuss educational goals, he/she will sign up for courses. The student will also be assigned an Advisor.

Non-Credit programs: Our Continuing Education staff will meet with you to discuss your educational goals and sign you up for courses.

 4. Submit Request For Certification form

Credit programs: Submit the Request For Certification form 30-40 days prior to the beginning of the next semester of attendance to David Daigle, Financial Aid Director.

Non-Credit programs: not required.

*NOTE: Students enrolled in credit programs are strongly encouraged to also submit the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov to be considered for other sources of funding.

Other Financing Options for Veterans at YCCC

We recommend students contact our Business Office 2 weeks in advance if utilizing these other TA Programs as they do not require the application process above. 207.216.4438:

GoArmyEd® (Eligible Active Duty, National Guard & Army Reserve Soldiers- TA)

Navy Military Tuition Assistance (for Naval Officers & Enlisted active duty & others)

Air Force Military Tuition Assistance (for its airmen)

Marine Corps Military Tuition Assistance (for active duty and active reserve Marines)

United States Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (for active duty members)

MyCAA (Military Spouse Career Advancement Account)

For more information call 207.216.4411 or email finaid@yccc.edu