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VA Certifying Officials

To meet with a certifying official, please see below:

  • Myriam Cordy
    Monday
      (appointment Only)
    11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday - Friday (Walk-in)
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    mcordy@lorainccc.edu   
    (440) 366-7685
           
  • Leah Chapman
    Wednesday
    (Walk-in)
    2-5 p.m.
    Friday (Walk-in)
    10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    lchapman@lorainccc.edu 
    (440) 366-4914
New Student Orientation for Veterans

LCCC's New Student Orientation is offered for military veterans with information about VA benefits, LCCC's VA procedures and tips to help military veterans be successful in college.

Click here to learn more and register.   

Veterans Educational Services    

Learn more about the services available to veterans. Click here to view the presentation.

Get College Credit for Work and Life Experience. Click here to learn more.  

Announcements

Get Skills to Work
LCCC is a proud member of the
Get Skills to Work coalition.

 

Lorain County Community College Awarded Military Friendly School
Military Friendly SchoolVictory Media has named Lorain County Community College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list for 2013. Learn more

 

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.
Learn more


Attention Veterans
You may qualify for the Ohio Veterans Bonus
Learn more


Are you undecided about your career goals?
As a Veteran it’s very important to clarify your career goals as soon as possible.   Think about signing up for a career boot camp to help with your decision making process. Learn more.


Are you considering a 4 year degree?
 
Think about the LCCC’s University Partnership.  We can help you maximize your GI Bill to be able to get a 4 year degree in a very cost effective way.   Let your Counselor or Academic Advisor know you plan on participating in the University Partnership. Learn more


Housing Vouchers for Homeless Veterans
Vouchers are available through the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA). Click here for more information.  

Veterans' Scholarships   
Important Phone Numbers

Veterans Service Center:
440-366-7685

Education Case Manager: 888-442-4551

Monthly Processing Center: 877-823-2378

Direct Deposit/Change of Address: 877-838-2778

Veterans Administration Hotline: 800-827-1000

Welcome to Lorain County Community College. We are glad you are here and we want to help ensure the most efficient processing of your application for veterans' educational benefits. This material has been assembled as both an information packet and as a "step-by-step" guide in filing for your benefits.

We stand ready to assist you in any way. Should you need assistance, please telephone 800-995-5222 (extension 4032 or 7685) or 440-366-4032 and ask for the Veterans' Certifying Official.

Steps to LCCC's Admission and Registration Process

Current VA Students

  • Complete the Cert Request Form for the semester you wish to receive payment.  Completed form can be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to Enrollment Services after you have registered for classes. 

  • If you have changed your major or your degree of study you must complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training VA Form 22-1995.  The form may be faxed, mailed or delivered to Enrollment Services or mailed directly to the VA office in Buffalo, NY.

New VA Students

The Enrollment Services Office (located on the first floor of the Library/Community Resource Center) at LCCC makes it easy to follow the application steps necessary to enroll in our programs:

  1. Apply to the College to receive your student identification number. 
  2. Request official high school and prior military and/or college transcripts be forwarded directly to Lorain County Community College for formal credit evaluation. Transcript Evaluation Request forms are available in Enrollment Services.
  3. Complete the LCCC Placement Assessment process through the Compass lab (College Center building room CC 233). This process involves an evaluation of your reading, writing and mathematical skills. You are exempt from this process if: you already have an associate's degree or higher; are a transient student in good standing; your ACT scores are 24 or higher; or your combined SAT scores are 1110 or higher.
  4. In order to process your benefits for each semester, you must submit a Veterans Certification Request form to the LCCC Veterans Certifying Official along with a copy of your schedule. Please turn these forms in before the term begins. The certification form needs to include the number of credit hours, your degree program, your benefit chapter, and the year and term enrolled with your signature and date. 
     
    You may receive academic counseling with an academic advisor and register for your courses in Enrollment Services. There is a team of academic advisors ready to assist students using veteran's benefits. Click here to contact a Veterans' Academic Advisor.

To Receive Your Veteran's Benefits

Applications for Veteran's  benefits are available in Enrollment Services (located on the first floor of the Library/Community Resource Center). Complete a VA FORM 22-1990 - Application of Education Benefits. Please be sure the application is signed and dated.

Submit two certified copies of your DD-214, or two copies of your Notice of Basic Eligibility forms. You may get certified copies of your DD-214 at the Lorain County Administration Building, 224 Middle Ave, Elyria, Ohio, County Recorder's Office. The Notice of Basic Eligibility is available from your Commanding Officer. 

A one-time deferment is available from the LCCC Veteran Certifying Official. Please be aware this money must be paid back to the College when you receive your first monthly monetary award. It is your responsibility to pay your tuition and fees. Please check with your Certifying Official for details.

Please be sure that you have submitted your signed Transcript Evaluation Request form to Enrollment Services in the Bass Library. This gives the College permission to evaluate your military experience and/or previous college work for applicable transfer credits.

It takes approximately eight to ten weeks for the Department of Veteran Affairs to process a new claim. The Certifying Official cannot forward new claims to the Department of Veteran Affairs until the first day of the semester.

 

Announcements

Extended Hours

Enrollment and Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Bass Library, will offer extended hours through August including some Saturday hours. 

Click here for extended hours.   

Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/register.  

Convocation Office Closure

All LCCC offices will be closed 8:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 for Convocation.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
Click here to learn more and register.

Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.

MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for summer semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours