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Military & Veteran Students

START HERE TO USE EDUCATION BENEFITS:

Planning on using education benefits here at PPCC?

Whether you are using VA Education Benefits, DOD Military Tuition Assistance or MyCAA, start by going to our BENEFITS page to find our step by step checklists.

First time using VA Education Benefits at PPCC? You must attend or view our VA Education Benefits Briefing. Get started with the Briefing.

DMVP Virtual Customer Service Desk

Want to speak to a DMVP customer service representative without having to go to our office?  DMVP now has a virtual customer service desk!  We can assist you with:

      -  Applying to PPCC

      -  Applying to use your VA or DoD Education benefits,

      -  Answering questions about the enrollment process

      -  Connecting you to resources at the college and more.

“Stop by” the Virtual Front Desk to receive immediate service from a staff member similar to a phone call, but with the added bonus of being able to share screens as needed.

If you need assistance in developing your academic plan, make an appointment to speak with an advisor in Navigate.

Meetings will be kept to 30 minutes or less and our representative will receive students in the order they enter the virtual room.

Virtual Customer Service Desk Availability:

Monday to Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE ZOOM ROOM

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The Department of Military & Veterans Programs empowers military personnel, veterans, and their families to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.

Financial Disclaimer

During the 2021-22 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2021-22 academic year.

COVID-19: Important Updates Regarding Your VA Education Benefits

COVID-19 ResponseU.S. Congress has passed the law extending the special COVID-19 rules until December 2021 that allow Post 9/11 GI Bill® students who pursue resident courses converted to online modality solely due to COVID-19 will continue to receive the MHA for resident training.

Please understand that college semester plans may adjust in response to the uncertainty regarding restrictions related to COVID-19.  Visit the Fall and Summer 2021 Plans and the COVID-19 Response webpages for the most up-to-date information about college operations. Contact the MVP office to confirm class modality classification for VA purposes.

 

COVID-19: Important Updates Regarding Your Tuition Assistance (TA)

The college's Spring semester plans have been adjusted in response to the uncertainty regarding restrictions related to COVID-19 and the need to provide faculty and students with clear plans and certainty about college operations. Visit the Spring 2020 Plans and the COVID-19 Response webpages for the most up-to-date information.

We want to assure you that the tuition rate will not change. Your TA payment will continue to cover the tuition portion of your class as indicated at the time you requested TA.

Effective immediately: Advising for Tuition Assistance in our office will be done by virtual appointment only. Schedule an academic advising appointment with an Academic Advisor who specializes in Tuition Assistance at mvp@ppcc.edu

(Active-duty: please include your branch of service and student number in your email)

COVID-19: Important Updates Regarding your MyCAA Benefits

The college's Spring semester plans have been adjusted in response to the uncertainty regarding restrictions related to COVID-19 and the need to provide faculty and students with clear plans and certainty about college operations. Visit the Spring 2020 Plans and the COVID-19 Response webpages for the most up-to-date information.

We want to assure you that the tuition rate will not change. Your benefits are not impacted by this change.

Request assistance with your MyCAA benefits.

Military Times Best For Vets: Colleges 2020

MVP_B4V_2020.pngPikes Peak Community College has been recognized by MilitaryTimes.com as making the "Best Colleges" list for 2020. MilitaryTimes.com creates its rankings based off multiple factors including cost, student support, and academic quality.

2020 Best 2-Year Colleges List

2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools

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Pikes Peak Community College has been awarded the Bronze distinction for its exceptional military and veteran programs. The Military Friendly® list uses data from federal agencies, public sources and proprietary survey information from participating institutions. 

Military Friendly® List

Military Arts Connection (MAC)

In partnership with Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and Colorado Creative Industries are pleased to present Military Arts Connection (MAC), an online tool that connects military service members, veterans and their families to a wide variety of local arts enrichment experiences. MAC is about leveraging the power of the arts to help create stronger community connections, learn new skills, and enable our local military service members, veterans and their families to unleash their inner creativity.

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Work Study Opportunity

We are accepting applications for VA Workstudy. Please complete the VA Form 22-8691 and email to mvp@ppcc.edu. We will contact you if we'd like to interview you for a position. 

The MVP office in the Fort Carson Education Center is also looking for VA eligible work studies.  Currently accepting applications for customer service and/or data entry positions for summer and fall semesters. Email a brief resume to gail.bicknell@ppcc.edu.  Subject line--work study position.

Visit Veterans Upward Bound

Provides access to academic resources, employment referrals, assistance with VA benefits applications and referrals to various community assistance organizations.

More Information

Peer Mentoring Program

[This Program is currently on hold for the near future] 

Peer mentors are military veterans, spouses and dependents who understand students' challenges. Many students report feeling overwhelmed by college life and the VA benefits process. Your designated peer mentor will use their own experience, hindsight and success strategies to help you achieve your goals during your time at PPCC.

Your peer mentor will provide you with:

  • Monthly or as needed meet-ups 
  • Social support 
  • Academic support
  • Career exploration
  • A chance to compete for a $1,000 scholarship upon semester completion 

You can expect your peer mentor to have completed at least 2 semesters at PPCC with a designated GPA and commitment to finish or transfer. We match potential mentors based on academic majors, military service, personal goals and hobbies.   

Request a Mentor

Become A Mentor

Flexible Classes

Three main locations: Centennial campus, Downtown Studio campus, and Rampart Range campus. Two site locations: Ft. Carson Education Center and Peterson AFB Education Center. 

See Classes

Prior Learning Assessment

PPCC will evaluate your military JST or CCAF for college credit. Prior Learning assessment for occupational and experiential learning by portfolio is also available.

Prior Learning for Credit

Scholarship & Aid

In addition to any military education benefits, you can also apply for federal financial aid, scholarships and pursue job & internship options.

More Aid Options

Military & Veterans Programs Office Hours & Locations

Centennial Campus

5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Building C, Office 222

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Email: mvp@ppcc.edu

(Active-duty: please include your branch of service and student number in your email)

Phone: 719-502-4100

Office Hours:

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Fort Carson Army Ed Center

Remotely available from 8-5 Monday-Friday.

Email: mvp@ppcc.edu 

(Active-duty: please include your branch of service and student number in your email)

Phone: 719.502.4200 

Please leave a voicemail. We will return your call.

Peterson AFB Ed Center

Remotely available from 8-5 Monday-Friday.

Email: mvp@ppcc.edu

(Active-duty: please include your branch of service and student number in your email)

Phone: 719.502.4100

Please leave a voicemail. We will return your call.

Rampart Range Campus

Remotely available from 8-5 Monday-Friday.

Email: mvp@ppcc.edu

(Active-duty: please include your branch of service and student number in your email)

Phone: 719.502.4100 

Please leave a voicemail. We will return your call.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.