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Mitchell Community College (MCC) is honored to welcome veterans, reservists, and active duty students to our campus. Our Veterans Support Team is available to assist you with a variety of services including: Academic Advising, Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits, Financial Aid, Accessibility Services, and acclimation to the college.

Recruitment and Enrollment of Service Members and Their Dependents

One of the core beliefs that Mitchell Community College (MCC) operates under is that ‘we must foster an environment of trust and teamwork as we move toward a common goal.’ To this end, MCC abides by federal law and regulations, specifically the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The following policy prohibits the college from participating in fraudulent and aggressive marketing tactics when recruiting military members and their dependents.

In order to eliminate unfair, deceptive, and abusive marketing aimed at Service members and their dependents, the staff and faculty of Mitchell Community College will:

  1. Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.
  2. Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.
  3. Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount, to any individual or entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to Tuition Assistance funds. Educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible.

Veterans Education Benefits

Educational assistance may be available:

  1. If you are/were a member of the armed forces who entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985, and contributed to your education under the Montgomery GI Bill ®.
  2. If you are a member of the armed forces who has served at least 90 days since September 11, 2001.
  3. If you are a member of the Selective Reserves and the National Guard who contributed toward your education through the Veterans Education Assistance Program while on active duty.
  4. If you were discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability.
  5. If you are a child or spouse of a deceased or totally and permanently disabled veteran whose death or disability happened while in military service.

Regular class attendance is required to receive VA assistance. Recipients of VA education benefits are paid only while attending class. If you withdraw from a class, you must notify the VA Coordinator immediately to avoid overpayment. You are responsible for notifying the VA Coordinator of any reason for non-attendance.

Application Process
  1. Apply for VA benefits by CLICKING HERE
  2. Apply for admission to Mitchell Community College.
  3. Contact high schools and colleges attended to send official transcripts to Mitchell.
  4. Provide Admissions with service schools or tests to be evaluated for credit.
  5. Make an appointment with the VA Coordinator at Mitchell.
Exclusions for VA education benefits
  1. Audited courses
  2. Independent study courses
  3. Credits by exam
  4. Courses taken outside of the curriculum
  5. Courses for which transfer credit has been awarded

Repeated courses with a passing grade or any other courses not counted toward graduation will not be used in calculating hours for payment purposes.


Regular class attendance is required to receive VA assistance. Recipients of VA education benefits are paid only while attending class. If you withdraw from a class, you must notify the VA Coordinator immediately to avoid overpayment. You are responsible for notifying the VA Coordinator of any reason for non-attendance.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students receiving veteran’s benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs must meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress defined as a Cumulative 2.0 GPA or the student will move to Probation 1. While on Probation 1, the student must maintain a Term GPA of 2.0, to remain eligible for benefits. Students who fail to meet the Term GPA will be terminated from receiving Veteran’s Education benefits. Students may appeal a Termination.

Payment Guidelines

Mitchell does not participate in the Advance Payment Program. Veteran students are required to pay all charges at the time of registration. The only exception is for those veterans receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® at the 100 percent rate.

Student Course Load

For VA payment purposes, students must register for and maintain a minimum of 12 semester hours to be considered full-time (except summer term). Payment for students enrolling in less than 12 hours will be prorated.

Active Duty Education Benefits


Active Duty service members may qualify for state or federal Tuition Assistance (TA) from their branch of service. Service members should receive approval from their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or military counselor within the Military Service prior to enrollment at Mitchell Community College. Obtain approval for Tuition Assistance (TA) before making a financial commitment to the College.

Priority Enrollment for Active Duty Service Members

Currently-enrolled Active Duty service members are allowed a Priority Registration period. This policy allows the current student veteran to register for classes earlier than other students.

Military Service Experience

Active Duty service members may receive credit for USAFI courses and service school training where appropriate to the student’s program and where a comparable course is offered by Mitchell Community College. USAFI courses are evaluated based on the catalog of the USAFI.

School Service Training is evaluated based on “A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services,” published by the American Council on Education. Final acceptance or rejection of the credit lies with MCC. Credit for prior military courses and service is evaluated from the Joint Services Transcript.

Withdrawals - Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

The Financial Aid Office determines if the student withdraws prior to the 60% mark of the term and received Federal Tuition Assistance. If the withdrawal is prior to the 60% point, a return of funds calculation is completed and any unearned TA is refunded to the government. If the withdraw is a result of documented “Active Duty Orders” then all TA funds will be returned and the student will not be charged tuition for the term. Any returned funds must be refunded within 45 days of the withdraw notification through the Business Office.


FALL 2021
August 16th, 2021 – December 13th, 2021

Before or On August 15th

100% refund

August 16th – August 25th

75% refund

After August 25th

0% refund


Withdrawals - Active Duty (not receiving Tuition Assistance)

At the request of the student, MCC shall grant a full refund of registration fees, as well as buy back textbooks through the college’s bookstore operation to the extent allowable under the college’s buy back procedures, to: military reserve and National Guard personnel called to Active Duty; or Active Duty personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments as a result of military operations that make it impossible for them to complete their course requirements. Documentation of Active Duty Orders are required at the time of withdrawal.

Readmission After Deployment

Active Duty students will be permitted to return to their educational program after having to suspend their studies due to service requirements. Applicants who have not attended for one or more years must submit a new application. Applicants can contact an Admissions Specialist to determine any assessments needed. An advisor will be able to inform the applicant of any changes to the curriculum since their last date of attendance.

Have Questions?

For assistance with admissions
contact Admissions at
Or contact the Admissions Coordinator, T’Sha Harrison, at 704-978-5440.

For assistance with advising and Accessibility Services,
contact the Academic Advising Center at
Or contact the Director of Advising, Myra Lewis, at 704-978-1309.

For assistance with Tuition Assistance (TA), VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®),
contact the VA Specialist, Amanda Tompkins, at or 704-878-3295.

To apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
For assistance with Financial Aid and Scholarships,
contact the Financial Aid Director, Candace Cooper, at 704-878-3256.