New Military-Affiliated Student Checklist

1. Apply to Germanna

2. Apply for Education Benefits

  • For GI Bill Benefits (Chapters 30 MGIB, 31 VR&E, 33 Post-9/11, 35 DEA, 1606 MGIB-Select, and GySgt John David Fry Scholarship): Apply for Benefits
  • For DoD Tuition Assistance: meet with your unit's Education Service Officer for approval prior to enrolling
  • For DoD Spouse Tuition Assistance: MyCAA Scholarship Program
  • For Virginia State Benefits: VMSDEP (Virginia Military Survivors & Dependents Education Program)

3. Request Transcripts

4. Meet with an Advisor and Register for Classes

  • Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) for veteran benefits to vservices@germanna.edu
  • If you are a veteran, also provide a copy of your DD Form 214, Member 4
  • If you are utilizing Tuition Assistance, provide a copy of your TA Authorization Letter
  • Meet with Veteran Advisor (Ryan Blankenship or Christian Tompkins)
  • Submit Certification Request Form after registering for classes each semester
  • If you change your enrollment after requesting certification (e.g. - swapping, dropping, or adding classes), submit an Adjustment Request Form

5. Guest Students

Guest Students are those who are primarily attending another college or university, but wish to take transfer courses at Germanna Community College.

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