Veterans Benefits

The St. Charles Community College family is proud of the men and women who have valiantly served in the U.S. Military.  We welcome veteran students and families and offer assistance and guidance as you pursue your educational ambitions.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines the eligibility of educational benefits for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and/or their family members.  If you or your family members are eligible for VA education benefits, the Coordinator of Veteran Services will certify your enrollment at SCC and also provide financial and academic counseling. SCC’s military “one-stop-shop” is a place you can come for comprehensive services from admission to graduation. 

Many of the documents and information you need can be found on this page. For assistance, contact the Coordinator of Veteran Services at 636-922-8268.

SCC Forms

All forms and addtional required documents must be submitted to Enrollment Services, ADM 1204.

Veteran Certification Request

This form authorizes SCC’s Coordinator of Veteran Services to provide information and certify your enrollment at SCC for a specified semester to the VA.  This form must be completed for each term you would like to use VA education benefits.

Veteran Certification Adjustment

You must notify the Coordinator of Veteran Services immediately after making any changes to your enrollment.  This change must be reported to the VA within 30 days.  Failure to report these changes may result in overpayment of benefits or overdue tuition charges.

Veteran Advance Pay Request

An advance payment request pays your monthly benefit for first and second month in advance. The request must be made no later than 30 days prior to the start dates of the term. Advance payment is not available under Chapters 33 and 1607.

Missouri Returning Heroes Act Application

This form is used to determine if a student qualifies for a tuition reduction under the Missouri Returning Heroes Act.  If deemed eligible, tuition is reduced to $50.00 per credit hour enrolled at SCC (fees excluded). 

To qualify, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Served in a combat zone any time between Sept. 11, 2001, and present
  • Were a Missouri resident at the time when first entering the military
  • Have been honorably discharged from active duty

If you think you qualify, submit this form and your most recent DD214 (long form) to Enrollment Services, ADM 1204.

Transcript Evaluation Request

Military education and training can be evaluated for credit. You must request and send your military transcript to SCC. You may also want to send official transcripts from other institutions where you received college credit for evaluation. This form requests your transcript(s) to be evaluated for credit upon receipt.

Where to request your military transcript:

Change of Degree Program

Only courses that satisfy degree requirements will be certified for VA education benefits.  Your current degree program must be accurate at all times.

If you change your degree program, you must complete this form and submit it to Enrollment Services, ADM 1113, and notify the VA school certifying official.

Honoring Military Families Scholarship

The Board of Trustees Honoring Military Families Scholarship is designed for dependents of military personnel (current and prior) at St. Charles Community College who have demonstrated an academic aptitude.

Scholarship award amount: in-district tuition rate for fall and spring semesters (up to four total semesters). The Board of Trustees Honoring Military Families Scholarship is a tuition waiver that covers the in-district rate of tuition. Recipients that live out-of-district will need to pay the difference between the in-district and out-of-district rate per credit hour total. This scholarship is awarded until funding is exhausted.

Qualifying Criteria: To be eligible the student must be a legally dependent son, daughter or spouse of a current military service member or an honorably discharged veteran. You may be asked to provide proof of eligibility.

The student must also plan to attend SCC and meet one of the following:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • A score of 2700 or higher on the GED Exam
  • A score 23 or higher on the ACT

Department of Veterans Affairs Forms

Enrollment
Services
Department

Financial Aid
Contact Information

General Information
636-922-8270

A+ and State Programs
636-922-8269
kperschbacher@stchas.edu

VA Benefits
636-922-8268
kmontgomery@stchas.edu

Loans
636-922-8586
abby_vernon@stchas.edu

Financial Aid Appeals & Scholarships
636-922-8267
kthomas@stchas.edu