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KPC Veterans Affairs Program

The Veteran Services Coordinators office has moved to Suite 122 in the Residence Hall

Currently, all active KPC programs have been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

***ATTENTION: All students using VA Education benefits must meet with an Academic Advisor for registration approval.

Veterans, We are exploring the potential of opening two additional work-study positions at the VA’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Kenai. In order to qualify a student must be receiving VA educational benefits and going to school at least ¾ time (9 credit hours per semester). Work-study positions are VA funded and students can work up to 25 hours per week at AK minimum wage. Click on the position description or visit the VA website for additional information on VA work-study. Contact John Pollock at 262-0261 if you are interested in applying.

 

PROGRAM UPDATE ~ The KPC Firefighter I curriculum has recently been approved by the VA for certification.  

New Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

Kenai Peninsula College is part of the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed vetThe KPC Firefighter I curriculum has recently been approved by the VA for certificationerans who are at least 35 years of age, but no more than 60 years old. Please contact the Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs Office for additional information on this new program. The online application is available at www.gibill.va.gov, however we encourage you to speak with us before initiating an application, as there are specific program guidelines to follow.  DVA is currently not accepting new applications for VRAP. If SB1982 is passed in the senate, new VRAP funding may become available. 

 


 

Student Checklist for Veterans new to Kenai Peninsula College

If you have NEVER used VA benefits at any other college or educational facility, please follow these directions:

  • Complete the VA Online Application (VONAPP) located at www.gibill.va.gov (All Chapters except Chapter 31)
  • Apply for Admission to a Degree Program
  • Request Transcripts (high school, postsecondary, & military service)
  • Complete the Request for Evaluation of Military Transcripts (only after speaking with a program advisor)
  • Take an Accuplacer placement test (if necessary)
  • Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214
  • Submit VA Form: Certificate of Eligibility (document sent to you after you have filed with VONAPP)
  • Complete the KPC Request for Certification of VA Benefits Form (every semester)
  • Complete the Student Acknowledgement of Understanding (every semester)
  • Meet with an Advisor to plan your coursework. VA enrollment certification is allowed ONLY for courses that apply to your current degree program or are considered prerequisite or developmental classes leading to degree requirements.
  • Register for Classes  
  • Sign up on the DVA website for an eBenefits premier account to track status and payment information
  • Have a question for the DVA? Create an secure online account & submit a question. The DVA will email you when your question has been answered.
  • Apply for Federal Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. This is program is optional but, but strongly encouraged. Title IV School Code:011462  

Transfer Students

  • Complete VA form 22-1995 Change of Place/Program to identify your new school and degree program. (Please check with our office, before attempting this on your own.) The Financial Aid & VA Office must keep a copy of this document on file in order for the certification to be valid.
  • Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214
  • Submit copy of VA Form: Certificate of Eligibility
  • Complete the KPC Request for Certification of VA Benefits Form  
  • Meet with an Advisor to plan your coursework. VA enrollment certification is allowed ONLY for courses that apply to your current degree program or are considered prerequisite or developmental classes leading to degree requirements.
  • Register for Classes  
  • Sign up on the DVA website for an eBenefits premier account to track status and payment information
  • Have a question for the DVA? Create an secure online account & submit a question. The DVA will email you when your question has been answered.

Continuing Students


Attention: MGIB and VRAP eligible veterans

For both VRAP, Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and regular MGIB benefit programs, you will need to certify your attendance EVERY MONTH with the VA. This requirement can be completed by calling the DVA office in Muskogee, OK at 1-877-823-2378 or by submitting your "Monthly Verification of Enrollment" form (VA Form 22-8979) via the the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) online system. This system also provides basic benefit information, such remaining number of benefit months.


For more information, see the KPC VA Program Guide brochure.

Veteran Services Coordinator - VA Certifying Official

John M. Pollock (907) 262-0261
Kenai Peninsula College
Kenai River Campus
Student Services

Financial Aid Coordinator

Becky Conver (907) 262-0331
Kenai Peninsula College
Kenai River Campus
Financial Aid Office

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

U.S. Department of VA - Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Under Chapter 31)

To apply, contact:

VA Outpatient Clinic & Regional Office
2925 DeBarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508-2989
1 (888) 353-7574 ext. 4772
Phone: (907) 257-4770 or 257-4761
Fax: (907) 257-6780
E-mail: anchorage.query@vba.va.gov  

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