All students using VA education benefits for the first time at PPSC are required to attend a VA Education Benefits Briefing.
We know that starting college and also navigating the VA education benefits process can be stressful and sometimes frustrating. In order to help alleviate this, we have developed briefings for students using VA education benefits at PPSC for the first time.
This is an opportunity to provide you with valuable information regarding the support services PPSC provides and help guide you through the transition to college student.
Be sure to say YES to this question: Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend on your behalf...?
Once you're logged in, select Profile at the top, My Path Settings, then select Veteran Support.
This is required by VA.
Send to: PPSC Registrar, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., Box C-8, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
Email to: Records@pikespeak.edu (this email must be sent to PPSC by the institution, not the student)
PPSC will automatically pull and evaluate your JST and apply credits where possible. This is required by VA.
Note, while you can speak with any school advisor, our MVP Academic Advisor has the following hours of availability:
Monday & Tuesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Appointment Hours
Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
In-person Appointment Hours
Monday & Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VA will only pay for classes that are applicable to your degree program.
VA will only pay for remedial or developmental classes (below the 100 course level) that are taken completely inside the classroom. Justification that you need these classes is required by VA. Take the EdReady test.
VA considers college level hybrid classes as resident/traditional (100% inside the classroom) learning.
VA considers self-paced classes as resident/traditional (100% inside the classroom) learning if there is a classroom component. Students do not need to provide documentation to our office. Our office will collect the documentation on your behalf.
You must be full time for the entire semester in order to receive your full monthly payment (at least 12 credit hours for fall and spring; 7 credit hours for summer).
VA pays you, you pay PPSC.
You must verify your attendance with VA on the last day of every month at 877.823.2378 or www.gibill.va.gov/wave/
Check your student email account regularly. This is our primary method of communication with students.
You are responsible for purchasing your books and supplies. Since VA funding will not arrive before your classes begin, it is highly recommended you have alternate funding available.
A Pell grant and/or scholarships can help with additional educational expenses not covered by VA.
VA will only pay for in-state tuition rates with COF.
If you identified as a Veteran or an Active Duty Service Member on your admissions application, you are most likely classified as a resident.
If you are classified as a non-resident, additional documents will be required to determine if it is possible to provide you the in-state tuition rates.
If you are unsure about your classification, or feel you may need to submit additional documentation, please call 719.502.4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete VA form 22-1990 if this is the first time using CH1606.
Complete VA form 22-1995 if you have used CH1606 before.
Application confirmation page (1990 or 1995)
Certificate of Eligibility (COE) once it is received
Certification Request Form for each semester
This form initiates the process of submitting your enrollment to VA for payment.
You can select more than one semester at a time.
You will not get paid without this!
With these documents, PPSC will submit your schedule to VA for payment. However, if for any reason VA does not pay, you will be responsible for paying your tuition bill. We can be reached at 719.502.4100, email@example.com, or in room C222 at the Centennial Campus.
Submit Certification Request Form
You are responsible for understanding how your benefits work. For the most current information, or a status check on your payments, contact VA directly at www.gibill.va.gov or 1.888.442.4551.