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Veterans Information

The VA certifying official is available to assist veterans, guardsmen and reservists to help access their educational benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB). Here is some useful information to help you get started on accessing and using your Veteran Benefits.

Registrar’s Office
VA Certifying Official

379 Belmont Road
Laconia, NH 03246

Laura LeMien, Registrar (603)366-5221
Email: llemien@ccsnh.edu
Phone: (603) 366-5235
Fax: (603) 524-8084

Registrar’s Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

VA Contact Information
Website: www.gibill.va.gov
Phone: 1-888-442-4551

    Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, 1607
    New students must:
  1. Apply for admission into a degree or certificate program with our Admissions Office.
  2. Complete form #22-1990(Application for Educational Benefits) or 22-5490 for Dependents on VA website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/handouts_forms.asp  Be sure to print a copy for the college. It may take 6-8 weeks to process the claim and for you to receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter.

Depending on what chapter you chose, the following documents must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office, VA certifying Official.

    Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)
  1. A certified copy of your DD214 or NOBE if still on active duty. See your Education Liaison Office for this document.
  2. Submit a copy of VA application form #22-1905 which you received from your VA Counselor.
  3. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter when you have received it.
    Chapter 31 (VA Vocational Rehabilitation)
  1. You may be required to apply to the College. Your VA counselor will let you know the requirements.
  2. Submit a copy of form #28-1905 which you received from your VA Counselor.
    Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  1. A certified copy of your DD214, or NOBE if still on active duty (see your unit Education Liaison for this document).
  2. Submit a copy of VA application form #22-1990.
  3. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter when you have received it.
    Chapter 35(Dependents of deceased or disabled- Veteran Montgomery GI Bill)
  1. Submit a copy of VA application form #22-5490. Also provide VA file number of Veteran (parent).
  2. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter when you receive it.
    Chapter 1606/1607 (Reserves-Montgomery GI Bill)
  1. Apply for Admission into a degree program or certificate program with our Admissions Office.
  2. Submit a copy of your NOBE.
  3. Submit a copy of VA application form #22-1990.
  4. Submit a copy of VA Certificate of Eligibility letter when you receive it.
    National Guard Tuition Waiver and Veterans Tuition Assistance
  1. New students using Tuition Waiver program must be admitted to a degree program. Tuition Waiver covers “tuition only”; fees must be paid by student.
  2. Students using Tuition Assistance may have matriculated or non-matriculated status. Tuition and fees may be covered.
  3. Call the Education Office.
  4. Fill out a FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  5. Apply for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA).
  6. Apply for the NH Scholarship.
  7. Apply for the NH Tuition Waiver if you are attending a NH State Institution (University System and NH Community College System).
  8. Apply for your Montgomery GI Bill and GI Bill Kicker Benefits if appropriate.
    Important Student Responsibilities
  • Every semester, once you have registered for classes, all chapters must submit a VA Certification Request Form. This will prompt the VA Certifying Official to certify for the classes you are registered in. You can download the VA certification Request Form here.
  • VA funded students are responsible for notifying the Veteran Certifying Official immediately of any action affecting their enrollment status (such as course drops, adds, or non-passing grades). Failure to do so may result in termination of benefits.
  • Satisfactory progress toward completion must be maintained. See College Student Handbook www.lrcc.edu/student-resources/student-handbook for Academic Standing requirements.
  • Students must follow course requirements listed in the curriculum for their stated program.
  • All Chapters, with the exception of Ch33, must verify their enrollment with VA, Buffalo, each month to receive payment for that month. Your enrollment can be verified on the last calendar day of the month by using Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) at www.gibill.va.gov/wave or by calling the VA toll free line at 1-888-442-4551.