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Student Veterans Organization
As a Designated Military-Friendly school, the SCC family is proud of the men and women who have valiantly served in the U.S. military. Veteran students, we welcome you and your families and offer assistance and guidance as you pursue your educational ambitions.
SCC works with student veterans to transition from the military to civilian life. We are here to make the transition easier on you. Our veteran services coordinator is committed to assisting you with accessing financial assistance. Whether you need assistance completing a FAFSA application or activating your benefits, we are here to help.
What financial opportunities are available to veterans?
- Complete the FAFSA application. You may qualify for federal student aid.
- Explore scholarship opportunities.
- Activate your VA Education Benefits (GI Bill®)
- Work with our veterans coordinator to discuss additional options.
How do I use my benefits?
Our New Veteran Checklist will assist you in starting off on the right foot and provide tips on how to use your benefits at SCC.
What else should I know?
Under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 and its expanded provisions, the following individuals shall be charged the in-state/in-district rate or otherwise considered a resident for tuition purposes:
A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in Missouri while attending a school located in Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Missouri while attending a school located in Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Missouri while attending a school located in Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).
Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Missouri while attending a school located in Missouri (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
St. Charles Community College will not penalize or prohibit a Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill or Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation student from attending or participating in courses while awaiting VA payment (for up to 90 days). We will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual's inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transitions Act of 2018)
Frequently Asked Questions
Important note regarding Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits and Bookstore Course Material Access charges: These charges are automatically billed to a student account and are considered book charges by the VA, therefore the school is unable to bill these along with tuition. The VA intends for GI Bill® students to pay the school for these costs with their book stipend received directly from the VA.
Programs (VA, Tuition Assistance, MyCAA)
GI Bill® Information
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a number of education programs for veterans, service members and dependents. Current information on each program, along with eligibility and payment rates, can be found on the VA Education & Training website. *GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans
Some veterans are approved for the education benefits program known as Chapter 31. This program provides benefits to those veterans who have been determined to have a disability and need additional assistance. These veterans will meet with a VA Vocational Rehabilitation caseworker for program approval. If accepted into Chapter 31, VA form 28-1905 is required to be submitted to the VA School Certifying Official. A Certification Request Form should be completed before payment due date each semester. This will allow for the approval of the veterans courses to be secured in the system until payment has been made. The issuance of a credit for books and supplies and certification by the college's VA School Certifying Official will also require this approval process.
Department of Defense Tuition Assistance
SCC is a participating institution for students using federal and state tuition assistance. If eligible, you must apply for these benefits through your service branch. If your request for tuition assistance is approved, you must contact the veteran services coordinator and provide proof of approval for tuition assistance. If your tuition assistance request is approved and you notify the veteran services coordinator prior to the tuition payment deadline, you will be held in your courses. If your tuition assistance request is not approved, or you fail to contact the veteran services coordinator prior to the tuition payment deadline, you will be responsible for paying any tuition and fee charges by the deadline to avoid being dropped from your courses. Failure to pay before the payment deadline will result in you being dropped from your courses.
SCC is a participating institution for students using MyCAA education benefits. If eligible, you must apply for these benefits through https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa. If your request for tuition assistance is approved, you must contact the veteran services coordinator and provide proof of approval for tuition assistance. If your tuition assistance request is approved and you notify the veteran services coordinator prior to the tuition payment deadline, you will be held in your courses. If your tuition assistance request is not approved or you fail to contact the veteran services coordinator prior to the tuition payment deadline, you will be responsible for paying any tuition and fee charges by the deadline to avoid being dropped from your courses. Failure to pay before the payment deadline will result in you being dropped from your courses.
Missouri Returning Heroes Act
This law provides that institutions of higher education that receive any state funds shall limit the tuition charged to combat veterans to $50 per credit hour, as eligibility is determined, for any program leading to an undergraduate certificate or an associate or baccalaureate degree. A combat veteran is any person who served in armed combat after Sept. 11, 2001, who was a Missouri resident when first entering the military, and who was discharged from military service under honorable conditions. More information on the Act can be found on the MDHE website
To apply, please submit the Eform in your portal MO Returning Heroes with an attached DD214 member 4 copy. Paper forms are available in Enrollment Services in the Administrative Building. Your documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the criteria to be considered for reduced tuition. The Enrollment Services Department will determine the amount, if any, that your tuition will be reduced. Students who qualify for 100% VA tuition funding are not eligible for the reduction at SCC.
Student Veterans Organization
The purpose of Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is to provide transitional and education support, camaraderie and personal development for veterans, veteran supporters, current service members and family members.
SVO can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SCCSVO/
Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services provides services to those students providing documented disability information as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act).
More information about our services can be found on our website under Disability Support Services.
ACE Tutoring Center
The Academic and Career Enhancement (ACE) Tutoring Center is a learning center dedicated to helping students achieve academic, professional and personal success by assisting them to improve their academic skills and study techniques. The ACE Tutoring Center provides a variety of support services and materials to help students be successful in their college courses, including:
- tutoring free of charge
- computer lab with Internet and word processing programs
- study skills assistance
- supplementary books and study guides
- ESL assistance
- First-Alert Program
For an apointment call 636-922-8444 on view the Tutoring Services
section of this site.
Athletics & Activities
Athletics and activities at SCC include several options for sports, fitness, clubs and events.
For more information please check out Student Life section of this site.
In the case of an emergency, contact SCC's Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545, or call 911.
In addition to keeping SCC safe and secure, Department of Public Safety officers provide a number of services. From assisting motorists with lockouts and jump-starts, to providing an escort on campus at night, officers are available to assist students, employees and visitors.
Career Services Center
The Career Services Center assists students in achieving their career goals and supports employers in the community by connecting them with qualified employees. Services are free and include:
- job search assistance
- career counseling
- career assessment
- resource library
- resume writing
- networking and interviewing
- annual job fair
To learn more about how we can help you, please check out Career Services
Mental Health Services
Mental health services are available to assist all current SCC credit students. If you have any personal issues that are interfering with your success, a counselor is here to help. If you're a current student, you can schedule an appointment by calling 636-922-8536. More information on resources can be found at Mental Health Services