Veterans Resource Center

Committed to serving those who serve

There’s a reason why we have been designated a “military-friendly school” by G.I. Jobs magazine for multiple consecutive years. We value your military service and are here to support all veteran, service member, and dependent/spouse students.

The (VRC) is located on the Central Campus in Blue Bell behind Parkhouse Hall and next to the Fine Arts Center (FAC). The VRC provides services and assistance to veterans, service members, and spouse/dependents with their transition to college. Services include but are not limited to VA work study opportunities, Student Veteran Organization (SVO) meeting headquarters, Veteran Service Team (VST) meetings, a veteran lounge and computer area, assistance with VA educational benefits, VA educational certifying officials, general VA information, etc.

The Center invites campus and community resources to provide workshops, presentations and other outreach events to assist veteran students with their transition to collegiate life.

  1. Apply to MCCC and for your VA Benefits
  2. Once you are officially accepted and receive a student ID # you must take the placement tests. For more info about setting up an appointment and/or their hours of operation view the Placement Testing page.
  3. After you have tested, visit Orientation to learn more about your next steps and/or schedule your new student orientation.
  4. If you would like to have your military transcripts evaluated please see Mrs. Mary Beth Bryers in the Student Success Center (215-641-6319 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). To request your military transcripts:
  5. Once the VA processes your VONAPP application they will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The COE will explain which benefit you have been approved for and the number of months you are entitled to. If you are a Post 9/11 GI Bill recipient you can also check for an electronic COE at eBenefits (see # 7).
  6. The Veteran Resource Center will need a copy of your COE, DD-214 (Chapter 35 and 33 Transfer of Entitlement do not need to provide DD-214), and Veteran Orientation Form. Once you register please submit a Veteran Benefits Intent Form, this form notifies us you have registered and that you would like to utilize your benefit for that term.
    • These forms can be submitted and uploaded through your MyMc3 portal. Once logged on scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find the Veterans Tab located to the RIGHT of the Student Services Tab. Once you complete the forms click submit and they will be directed to our inbox. You can also drop by the VRC and fill out the hard copies if you prefer. If you are a new student to MCCC please submit all requested paper work at once. If you have further questions please contact the VRC. (Be sure when registering for courses you choose courses that fall within your degree of study to include pre-requisites. The VA will not pay for courses not affiliated with your course of study!)
  7. We also recommend students register at eBenefits. This is a great resource for all veteran students. This site allows you to view your VA educational status, access documents, review your current GI Bill usage, etc.

  1. Apply to MCCC
  2. Submit your official transcripts to MCCC. Include prior college and military credits.
  3. To request your military transcripts:
  4. To have your prior military credits evaluated please see Mrs. Mary Beth Bryers in the Student Success Center (215-641-6319 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  5. Once you have officially been accepted to MCCC and receive your student ID number please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), DD-214 (Chapter 35 and 33 Transfer of Entitlement do not need to provide DD-214), and a Veteran Orientation Form to the Veteran Resource Center.
  6. Once you register please submit a Veteran Benefits Intent Form, this form notifies us you have registered and that you would like to utilize your benefit for that term.
    • These forms can be electronically submitted and upload through your MyMc3 portal. Once logged on scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find the Veterans Tab located to the RIGHT of the Student Services Tab. Once you complete the forms click submit and they will be directed to our inbox. You can also drop by the VRC and fill out the hard copies if you prefer. If you are a new student to MCCC please submit all requested paper work at once. If you have further questions please contact the VRC. (Be sure when registering for courses you choose courses that fall within your degree of study to include pre-requisites. The VA will not pay for courses not affiliated with your course of study!)
  7. We also recommend students register at eBenefits. This is a great resource for all veteran students. This site allows you to view your VA educational status, access documents, review your current GI Bill usage, etc.

  1. Make an appointment with your advisor or utilize WebAdvisor to register for the upcoming term. (Be sure you are registering for courses within your degree of study. (The VA will not pay for courses not affiliated with your course of study!)
  2. Once you are registered, submit the Veterans Benefits Intent Form. The form can be found on your mymc3 portal. The Veterans Tab is located at the bottom of your screen to the right of the Student Services Tab. Once the form is completed, click submit and it will be sent to our email inbox. If you are on campus you can always stop by the VRC and fill out a hard copy. The intent form is the only way we will know that you plan on utilizing VA benefits! If you do not submit this form to our office we will not know to certify you and you WILL NOT receive benefits. (These must be filled out every term you register!)
  3. We also recommend students register at eBenefits. This is a great resource for all veteran students. It allows you to learn about different chapters of the GI Bill, view your VA educational status, access documents, etc.

  1. Eligible students must provide supporting documentation to MCCC proving eligibility under the act's veteran student definition stated below. (Ex., DD-214 discharge papers, Military Orders, etc.; if utilizing GI Bill benefits many may have already submitted supporting documentation.)
    1. Veteran – Per Act 46 of 2014 (Act of May 14, 2014, P.L. 667, No. 46), the term "veteran" refers to an individual who:
      1. Has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component and National Guard; and
      2. Was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.
      3. Veterans who completed their obligated service in the Reserves and National Guard but were not deployed to active duty are included in this definition.
    2. Veteran student – Per Act 46 of 2014 (Act of May 14, 2014, P.L. 667, No. 46), the term "veteran student" refers to an individual who:
      1. Is a veteran.
      2. Has been admitted to a public institution of higher education; and
      3. Resides in Pennsylvania while enrolled in the public institution of higher education.
      4. Veteran students may or may not be using veteran's educational benefits at the institution.
      5. Act 46 applies to veteran students admitted to all for-credit courses and programs offered at the institution.
  2. Students who meet the criteria will be notified when enrollment opens through their portal and student e-mail.
    1. Course scheduling preference – The term "course scheduling preference" means veteran students are able to start registering for courses sooner than students with the same class standing.
    2. If a veteran student is enrolled in a competitive program, the veteran student should receive preference provided all other eligibility criteria are equal (i.e., GPA, class standing, etc.).
  3. Veteran Students, as defined above, will be able to begin registration 48 business hours before priority registration.

Priority Registration

The Yellow Ribbon Program is utilized to assist in covering out of state tuition costs to eligible students.  Only the veteran or their child/spouse transferees of benefits may be eligible IF the service member is qualified at the 100 percent rate of Post 9/11 benefit.To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • You must not be on active duty or a spouse/dependent of active duty member.
  • MCCC must have not offered Yellow Ribbon to more than the maximum number of individuals (10) as stated in their participation agreement.

You may be eligible if you fit the following circumstances:

  • You served an aggregate period of 36 months in active duty after Sept. 10, 2001.
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the service eligibility criteria listed above.

For more information or to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program @ MCCC please contact the Veteran Resource Center: 215-619-7307 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you’re eligible for VA education benefits, you should also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or through our Financial Aid office.
For information about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits programs, assistance in completing the application for benefits, and registration for courses, contact

Central Campus in Blue Bell
Justin Machain
Phone: 215-619-7307
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West Campus in Pottstown
Christy Marker
Phone: 610-718-1853
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