Veteran's Affairs - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Our Commitment

Cleveland Community College is committed to supporting our veterans and their families. We look forward to assisting you in any way possible as you pursue your educational goals at our institution. Please feel free to stop by our Veterans Affairs office located on the 2nd floor of the Jack Hunt Campus Center, inside the Student Enrollment Center. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have concerning your veteran education benefits.

For more information regarding Veteran Services, please contact the Director of Financial Aid and Veterans, Brinson Blanton, at 704-669-4096 or email blantonb@clevelandcc.edu.

Rates of Pay

VA Education Benefits can differ from Chapter to Chapter. Please use the following link to the VA’s website in order to see the different rates of pay.

VA Benefits Comparison Tool/Payment Rates

Paying for College

Prior to enrolling, service members are encouraged to contact their Educational Services Officer or Military Service Counselor before deciding to use tuition assistance to pay for tuition costs. The Veteran’s representative at CCC encourages all service members to make this consultation during their initial meeting. Failure to seek prior approval could result in the student being responsible for tuition costs.

All service members are encouraged to apply for our federal and state grant programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The College does not participate in any federal, state, or private loan programs; therefore, the College does not certify any loan requests for service members or non-service members.

In addition to aid available for veterans and service members, CCC also offers federal and state grants and scholarships, federal workstudy, and scholarships.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

In-State Tuition and Required Fees$2,526
Out-of-State Tuition and Required Fees$8,670
Books and Supplies$1,200
Housing (CCC does not offer on-campus housing)$9,690
Transportation$11,124
Miscellaneous$10,600

Tuition Reimbursement Policy

Military Tuition Assistance is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of tuition assistance funds originally awarded. To comply with the Department of Defense, CCC will return any unearned tuition assistance funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. Tuition assistance funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. In instances when a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, CCC will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion in compliance with the Department of Defense policy.

Schedule for the Return of Unearned Tuition Assistance Funds

16 Week Courses
Before 1st Week100%
Weeks 2-375%
Weeks 4-750%
Weeks 8-1040% (60% course completion)
Weeks 11-16No Return
14 Week Courses
Before 1st Week100%
Week 275%
Weeks 3-650%
Weeks 7-940% (60% course completion)
Weeks 10-14No Return
8 Week Courses
Before 1st Week100%
Week 275%
Weeks 3-450%
Week 540% (60% course completion)
Weeks 6-8No Return
7 Week Courses
Before 1st Week100%
Week 275%
Week 350%
Week 440% (60% course completion)
Weeks 5-7No Return

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions that could not be met through our website please use the following link to the VA website’s FAQ’s page.

GI Bill Answer List

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