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Military & Veteran Students

Welcome to Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) at Pikes Peak State!


We are here to support and empower military personnel, veterans, and their families to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals by providing quality support services and building collaborative relationships. 

Learn more about what we offer, how to use your benefits, getting involved at PPSC, and much more below.

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  • Understand your VA Education benefits and other military funding opportunities
  • Take on-post, on-base compressed general education classes in short formats designed to fit the schedule of active duty military
  • Complete the PPSC admissions application, register for classes, train on the student portal, and learn general college information
  • Use your military benefits and ensure benefit eligibility 
  • Evaluate active duty military training for college credit (Prior Learning Assessment)
  • Withdraw from classes due to duty conflict
  • Walk in placement testing and exemption at Fort Carson and Peterson Space Force Base. No appointment needed. Call for more information: Fort Carson 719-502-4200, Peterson 719-502-4300.

  • Join the MVP team as a VA work study
  • Get tutoring and academic support through Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)
  • Find community resources for non-educational assistance
  • Engage in military and veteran related programming, scholarships, and events
  • Join the Student Veterans Organization to build community
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Registration is open for summer for and fall semesters!

The summer semester begins on May 28.

Fall semester begins on August 19.

gold distinction award  2024-2025 Military Friendly Schools 
Pikes Peak State College has been awarded the Gold distinction for its exceptional military and veteran programs. The Military Friendly list uses data from federal agencies, public sources, and proprietary survey information from participating institutions. 


best for vets award  2023 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges
Pikes Peak State College has been recognized by MilitaryTimes.com as making the "Best Colleges" list for 2023. MilitaryTimes.com creates its rankings based off multiple factors including cost, student support, and academic quality. 


gold distinction award2024-2025 Military Spouse Friendly Schools
Pikes Peak State College has been awarded the Designated Friendly distinction for its exceptional military and veteran programs and service to military spouses. The Military Friendly list uses data from federal agencies, public sources, and proprietary survey information from participating institutions.

Using Your Military and Veteran Benefits & Taking Classes

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Whether you are using VA Education Benefits, DOD Military Tuition Assistance or MyCAA, start by going to our benefits page to find our step-by-step checklists

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First time using VA Education Benefits at PPSC? You must attend or view our VA Education Benefits Briefing

Benefits Briefing
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Military Site Classes don't have course or student fees. Digital content/text fees may apply. Classes start throughout the semester!

View Classes
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Following your benefits checklist, you will register for courses after completing necessary requirements. Learn how to register in Navigate with this step-by-step guide.

How to Register




Get Involved & Find Support

PPSC Veterans On Campus

Veterans Upward Bound is a free program designed to provide academic refresher training and advising to qualifying veterans.

Veterans Upward Bound
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Connect with other military affiliated students, and let us connect you with resources, support, and community.

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Boost your benefits with scholarships to support your goals. View and apply for scholarships that will make your benefits go further!

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Resources available to you regarding mental health, employment readiness, community support, and much more.

Browse Community Resources




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Join Our Team!

Could you use additional income? Would you like to help students transform their lives?  Good news! We are currently accepting VA work-study applications! 

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MVP Lending Library

We will take your used books and lend them to other military-connected students in need. Textbooks are free to check out every semester and must be returned the week after finals.

Our library has been stocked by donations from the Pikes Peak State campus community. You can help us develop our library by donating your old textbooks. The larger the collection, the more military affiliated students we can help. If you would like to donate, bring your old textbooks to MVP (C222) anytime during business hours.

If you are in need of a book, please follow the steps below:

  1. Register for a new account here at Sign Up. Please use your first and last name when you register. 
  2. Receive verification email and verify the email address.
  3. Log into https://librarika.com/ using a new account.
  4. Click on "Request Member Access" button at My Libraries section.
  5. Enter full URL of the library, https://mvplendinglibrary.librarika.com, and submit the request.

After creating your account you will be able to browse our selection of books. Please note, placing a reservation request does not confirm availability. Once you request the book, we will email you whether your book(s) are or are not available to be picked up within 2 business days. 

If you have used the Lending Library before and already have an account, please skip the steps listed above and log in HERE.

Books are first come, first served. We cannot ship books to students. You must be able to pick them up in person at the Centennial Campus (C222). If you do not pick up your book(s) within 2 business days of notification, we will issue them to the next student in the queue.

If you have any questions, please email svo@pikespeak.edu

MVP Contact Information, Office Hours & Locations

Centennial Campus

Open: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm & Friday 9am-5pm

5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Building C, Office 222

Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Phone: 719-502-4100

Fort Carson Army Education Center

Open: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm No appointment needed.

Friday 9am-5pm--REMOTE Services (phone or email --below)

1675 Long Street

Building 1117, Room 117

Fort Carson, CO 80913


Phone: 719-502-4200 

PSFB Education & Testing Center

Open:  Monday to Wednesday (Beginning July 1, 2024)

Customer Service Walk-in Hours:  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM 

Thursday -- REMOTE Services:  9 AM - 5 PM (phone or email - below)

301 W. Stewart Ave.

Building 1141, Room 112

Peterson SFB, CO 80914


Phone: 719-502-4300

Rampart Range Campus

Open:  Friday (Beginning July 12, 2024)

Hours:  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Thursday -- REMOTE Services: 

9 AM - 5 PM (phone or email - below)

2070 Interquest Parkway, Room S102F

Colorado Springs, CO 80921


Phone:  719-502-4500




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Centennial Campus

Phone: 719-502-4100

Fort Carson Army Education Center

Phone: 719-502-4200

PSFB Education & Testing Center

Phone: 719-502-4300

Rampart Range Campus

Phone: 719-502-4500