The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
In order to properly process your certification request, all previous college transcripts and/or military records must be evaluated for appropriate transfer credit prior to certification of benefits, even if the coursework does not apply to your current curriculum.The Department of Veteran Affairs requires that your coursework must be credited towards the associate of arts or associate of science degrees, approved applied degrees, approved diploma programs and approved certificate programs.You must report any changes in your schedule and supply a copy of your new schedule to the Veterans Services Center (VSC). The Department of Military and Veteran Affairs requires that your coursework is applicable to your chosen degree, diploma, or certificate. Courses that are not applicable to your degree, diploma or certificate cannot be certified. You will receive either a written notice or a telephone call informing you that a course(s) cannot be certified. It is your responsibility to respond to the notice. Please allow enough time to process a Schedule Adjustment (Drop/Add), if necessary.
Complete a VA Certification Education Request for each semester that you are requesting benefits.CCAC VA Education Benefit Certification Request
Below are links for some of the other necessary forms:
VA Form 22-1990 Application for VA Educational Benefits
VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
VA Form 22-5490 Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
VA Form 22-5495 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
DD-214 MEMBER4 U.S. National Archives & Records Administration's website
A change of degree or certificate program is permitted, but must be
accompanied by a Change of Program form. We recommend you follow
this link to
the Veterans Administration to fill out the form. The form is
then forwarded to the Veterans Administration. It is their decision
to approve or disapprove the proposed change.
Failure to attend a class without processing an official withdrawal
will result in the Veterans Administration readjusting your
training time and monthly benefit.
If a student enrolls in a class and is reported as not attending
by the class instructor, the student may be dropped from the class.
Although the class will not appear on the students official
transcript, the student will be responsible for all tuition and
fees associated with the class.
Department of Veteran Affairs regulations prohibit repeating a
course in which a passing grade (a "d" grade or higher) was earned.
However, if a "C" grade or better is necessary to progress to the
next level (i.e. Nursing Clinicals), the repeated course can be
It is the responsibility of the Department of Veteran
Affairs to determine your eligibility and monthly monetary award.
This is not determined by the Military and Veterans Services Center. Students
who have tuition assistance through the Pennsylvania National Guard
must take a letter of eligibility from their unit commander to the
Bursar office every term. Any questions you may have regarding your
eligibility or education benefits should be directed to the
Department of Veteran Affairs. You may telephone them at
888.442.4551Important: VA students are paid on a
monthly basis based on current hours enrolled. Students need to be
aware that taking courses in subterms (16 weeks, 14 weeks) may
affect their full-time status. It is the student's
responsibility to check this with the Department of Military and Veteran
You are responsible to report to the Department of Veteran Affairs
the number of credits you are enrolled in at the end of each month
for all chapters except 33 and 31. you can do this by phone at
877.823.2378 or via the Web at: www.gibill.va.gov/education/.
In order to continue receiving your Department of Veteran
Affairs benefits you must maintain grades in accordance with the
CCAC Standards of Academic Progress.
The Community College of Allegheny County's catalog policies and
regulations apply to all students, including veterans. Department
of Veteran Affairs' rules are additional rules which apply to
veterans only. Please feel free to discuss your questions with your
counselor or academic advisor.