Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Other Financial Assistance Programs


PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to one full-time freshman who demonstrates superior academic achievement and involvement in college and/or community service activities. The selection process for recipients is highly competitive.

VETERANS

The federal government offers a wide variety of services to veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Office at Capital helps eligible students apply for benefits and reports student enrollment to the VA.

GI BILL EDUCATION BENEFITS

Students who receive monthly benefit payments must:

  1. Apply for admission to the College and officially declare a major in a degree or certificate program. If students change their major, they must notify the Veterans Counselor. This may affect their educational benefits.
  2. Submit a GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility and a DD-214 to the Veterans Counselor.
  3. Register for classes each semester and bring or email their schedule to the Veterans Counselor.
  4. Arrange to have official transcripts from previous colleges sent to the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.
  5. Notify the Veterans Counselor immediately of any changes in enrollment status. Students should be aware that a reduction in academic course load as a result of a withdrawal, incomplete, audit or N grade, may result in a retroactive reduction of benefits, as well as a personal repayment on the part of the veteran.
  6. Maintain good academic standing and take only courses that apply directly to their degree or certificate program. Courses cannot be a repeat of any courses taken at Capital or any other institution.

GI BILL PROGRAMS

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (must verify attendance at end of each month)
Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (must verify attendance at end of each month)
Chapter 1607 REAP GI Bill (must verify attendance at end of each month)
NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS
Chapter 31 Disabled Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 35 Survivors & Dependents of Disabled/Deceased Veterans

VA PENDING PAYMENT COMPLIANCE

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Capital Community College adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. Capital Community College will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class.

NOTE: Chapter 33 students can register at the VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility. Chapter 31 student cannot get a completed VA Form 28-1905 (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E case-manager issues it to the school.

  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

VETERANS TUITION WAIVER

General fund tuition only is waived for veterans who have served at least 90 days of active duty (other than training) during a wartime period defined by state law and have been discharged under honorable conditions. Veterans must be domiciled in Connecticut at the time of acceptance to the college, which includes domicile for less than one year. Veterans must submit the “member 4 copy” of their DD-214 to the Veterans Office. Tuition waivers apply only to General Fund courses held during the fall and spring semesters. School of Workforce & Continuing Education courses including summer, winter intersession and credit-free courses are not covered under this waiver.

NATIONAL GUARD TUITION WAIVER

General fund tuition only is waived for all active members of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard irrespective of residency or domicile. Students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and must submit a National Guard Tuition Waiver Certificate to the Business Office. Tuition waivers apply only to General Fund courses held during the fall and spring semesters. School of Workforce & Continuing Education courses including summer, winter intersession and credit-free courses are not covered under this waiver.

DISCONTINUATION OF VA BENEFITS

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations require that all students receiving VA educational benefits meet the College’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standard and the College’s academic standing policy as stated in the college catalog.  Students failing to make SAP will have their VA educational benefits discontinued in accordance with the institution’s policy (see Satisfactory Academic Progress above).  Students who are suspended for failing to meet the college’s academic standing policy will be reported to the VA .  Students may appeal their academic suspension in accordance with the policy in this catalog (see Appeal Process above).  Should the appeal be successful, the student’s enrollment will be reported retroactively to VA for the enrollment period to which the appeal applies. 

VETERANS OASIS CENTER

The Veterans Oasis Center, Room 424, is a gathering place for veterans to meet each other, have coffee, socialize, study, and receive peer support while attending Capital, as well as to gather information about VA programs and benefits.

HOW TO CONTACT THE VA

Information about the GI Bill: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
Toll-free number for VA: 1-888-442-4551
Apply for GI Bill benefits: www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov
Monthly Verification of Attendance: www.gibill.va.gov/wave or call 1-877-823-2378 at end of each month (MGIB & REAP only)
Address Change & Direct Deposit: www.gibill.va.gov/wave or call 1-877-838-2778

SENIOR CITIZENS

General fees and the application fee are waived for persons 62 years of age or older. General fund tuition is waived on a space-available basis. Special fees and course fees for School of Workforce & Continuing Education classes and programs are not waived. Senior citizens will be registered into their courses on the first day of classes.

For more information, call 860-906-5123.

Student Labor

Job opportunities, other than those funded by the federal and state governments, may be available to students who have a desire to earn money to help pay their educational expenses. Visit the Financial Aid Office to learn more about these opportunities.