Veterans Administration Benefits
With certain exceptions, PCC courses are approved for the training of veterans and eligible dependents. If you plan to use VA benefits, contact the Office of Veterans’ Affairs (located in the Admissions Office) immediately after deciding to attend PCC.
You can expect a six- to eight-week VA processing time for your application. You are responsible for tuition, fees, and books, whether or not your VA benefit payments have started. If you request Advance Pay, you must enroll in classes before the Cashier will release the Advance Pay.
It is your responsibility to notify the Office of Veterans’ Affairs of any address and/or enrollment changes such as course adds and drops, change of major, other schools attended, and any other information related to your academic standing.
Veterans Attendance and Satisfactory Progress
If you do not attend regularly or make satisfactory, systematic progress toward an educational objective, you will have to repay the VA. If you are placed on academic suspension, the VA will discontinue your benefits for the duration of the suspension.
Western Undergraduate Exchange
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program allowing students in 14 participating states to enroll in designated two-year institutions at a special, reduced tuition rate applicable only to WUE students—namely, the amount of in-state tuition. Colorado is a WUE participating state. Entry is allowed on space available basis to approved certificate and degree seeking students.
WUE students are not eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. According to the requirements of HB 06S-1023, all students 18 years or older must demonstrate lawful presence to be eligible for public benefits. All WUE students must execute an affidavit stating you are a United States citizen or Legal Permanent Resident and provide one form of approved ID. The affidavit is available in the Admissions or Records Offices.
Residents of the following states should contact the Admissions & Records Office for further details: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.