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CH31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Participation in a VA Education Benefits Briefing for CH31 is Highly Encouraged

Students using all other VA education benefits for the first time at Pikes Peak State College 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 Pikes Peak State for the first time. 

This is an opportunity to provide you with valuable information regarding the support services Pikes Peak State provides and help guide you through the transition to college student. Attending a VA Education Benefits Briefing will help you maximize your benefits and avoid costly mistakes. 

Step by Step to Use Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Offers free developmental classes, tutoring and transition assistance.

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Be sure to say YES to this question: Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend on your behalf...?

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Once you're logged in, select Profile at the top, My Path Settings, then select Veteran Support.

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This is required by VA.

Send to: Pikes Peak State College Registrar, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., Box C-8, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Email to: Records@ppcc.edu (this email must be sent to Pikes Peak State College by the institution, not the student)

Pikes Peak State 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:

Walk-In Hours

Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 am - 11:30 am


Scheduled Appointments

Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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  • Your VR&E Counselor must authorize your degree plan and classes.

  • 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 MHA (at least 12 credit hours for fall and spring; 7 credit hours for summer).

  • If you choose 100% online, your MHA will be greatly reduced.

  • Check you student email account regularly. This is our primary method of communication with students.

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Order books by following this CH31 Book Ordering Guide.   You will need your bookstore authorization/PO # from your VR&E Counselor.   Authorized bookstore charges are limited to required books and supplies and have a set dollar limit. Students will be responsible for purchasing any items not authorized by their VR&E Counselor.

A Pell grant and/or scholarships can help with additional educational expenses not covered by VA.

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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 mvp@pikespeak.edu.

  • Log in to your eBenefits account
  • Select apply
  • Select Veteran Readiness and Employment Benefits
  • Apply for Education and Career Counseling
  • If it is determined that you are eligible, you will be invited to attend an orientation session at the nearest VA Regional Office

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  • Your VR&E Counselor issues this document to PPSC. This form initiates the process for PPSC to submit your enrollment to VA for payment. Please contact you VR&E counselor.

If for any reason VA does not pay, you will be responsible for paying your tuition bill.  For questions, we can be reached at 719.502.4100, mvp@pikespeak.edu, or in room C222 at the Centennial Campus.


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.