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Veterans Affairs

KPC's Veterans Affairs Program

The Veterans Affairs office is located upstairs in the McLane Building at the Kenai River Campus and is headed up by Royce Bird, veteran services coordinator. She is available to meet with veteran students from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

New to KPC?

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

  • Complete the VA Online Application (VONAPP) (all chapters except chapter 31);
  • Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214;
  • Submit VA Form: Certificate of Eligibility (document sent to you after you have filed with VONAPP);
  • Apply for admission to a degree program;
  • Request transcripts (high school, post-secondary, & military service);
  • Complete the KPC Request for Certification of VA Benefits Form
  • 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.

Transfer Students

  • Complete VA Form 22-1995 through VA Online Application (VONAPP) to identify your new school and degree program. Print copy for your records and provide copy for Veterans Service Office. You can also fill out VA form 22-1995 Change of Place/Program and mail it to VA and provide Veterans Service Office with copy.
  • 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 a secure online account & submit a question. The DVA will email you when your question has been answered.

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 Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) online system. This system also provides basic benefit information, such as remaining number of benefit months.

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

To apply, contact the following office:

VA Outpatient Clinic - Anchorage

 

Contact Info


Royce L Bird
Veterans Services Coordinator
Royce L Bird
rlbird@alaska.edu
(907) 262-0261
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