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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.

Veterans Benefits

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?

  1. Complete the FAFSA application. You may qualify for federal student aid.
  2. Explore scholarship opportunities.
  3. Activate your VA Education Benefits (GI Bill)
  4. Work with our veterans coordinator to discuss additional options.

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Missouri Returning Heroes Act
This act 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.

To apply, submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (long form) and the Missouri Returning Heroes Application to the Enrollment Services Department located in the Administrative Building, Room 1113. 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.

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?

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Veteran Resources

One-Stop-Shop
SCC has created a one-stop-shop for student veterans. Admissions, financial aid counseling, academic advising and VA certification are now in one office with one counselor. Contact the veteran cervices coordinator at 636-922-8268 or kmontgomery@stchas.edu for assistance from admission to graduation!
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).
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
Athletics & Activities
Athletics and activities at SCC include several options for sports, fitness, clubs and events.
Campus Safety
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
  • internships
  • annual job fair
College Success
Tips for time management, study skills, getting involved, class participation and resources offered at SCC – and all important components to your success at SCC.
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
New Veteran Orientation
If you have been out of school for some time and want to ease back into the classroom, we offer free orientation each semester to help. This course waives the COL 101 requirement. Topics covered:
  • goal-setting
  • transitioning from service to student
  • decision-making
  • career exploration
  • time and stress management
  • college services
  • study skills improvement

Programs (VA, Tuition Assistance, MyCAA)

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. 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.
MyCAA
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.

Contact Information

Kirsten Perschbacher,
A+ Coordinator
636-922-8269
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Abby Vernon,
Student Loan Coordinator
636-922-8586
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Kristin Thomas,
Title IV Program Coordinator
636-922-8267
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