Skip to main content

Military & Veteran Students

military.jpg

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

COVID-19: Important Updates Regarding Your VA Education Benefits

Pikes Peak Community College has switched most of its Spring 2020 semester classes to an online format. For students using VA education benefits, these changes have raised questions about the impact to benefits and payments. A bill was passed to ensure your benefits are not impacted by this change. You will continue to receive your monthly housing allowance at the rate you were receiving prior to PPCC's decision to move most of its classes to an online format.

Effective immediately: Advising in our office will be done by virtual appointment only.

Instructions to schedule an advising appointment with an Academic Advisor who specializes in VA Education Benefits

Email sent to students on 03/25/2020

Email sent to students on 03/20/2020

Email sent to students on 03/16/2020

COVID-19: Important Updates Regarding Your Tuition Assistance

Pikes Peak Community College has switched most of its Spring 2020 semester classes to an online format. We wanted to assure you that the tuition rate will not change if your class was originally on campus or hybrid. Your TA payment will continue to cover the tuition portion of your class as indicated at the time you requested TA.

Effective immediately: Advising in our office will be done by virtual appointment only.

Schedule an academic advising appointment with an Academic Advisor who specializes in Tuition Assistance

Email sent to students on 03/25/2020

Email sent to students on 03/20/2020

Email sent to students on 03/19/2020

COVID-19: Important Updates Regarding your MyCAA Benefits

Pikes Peak Community College has switched most of its Spring 2020 semester classes to an online format. We wanted to assure you that the tuition rate will not change if your class was originally on campus or hybrid. Your benefits are not impacted by this change.

Request assistance with your MyCAA benefits

Email sent to students on 03/25/2020

BestForVets2020.png

Military Times Best For Vets: Colleges 2020

Pikes 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

MFS20_Bronze_600x600.png

2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools

Pikes Peak Community College has been awarded the Bronze distinction.

The bronze distinction is for colleges with exceptional military and veteran programs. The Military Friendly® list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using 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.

More Information

Work Study Opportunity

Military & Veterans Programs is accepting VA Work Study applications for our Centennial office. Must be using VA Education Benefits and enrolled at 3/4 time or more.

More Information

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

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 campuses: Centennial, Downtown Studio, and Rampart Range. 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

Remotely available from 8-5 Monday-Friday.

At this time, our staff at Centennial can only be reached by emailing mvp@ppcc.edu or calling 719.502.4100. Please leave a voicemail. We will return your call.

Fort Carson Army Ed Center

Remotely available from 8-5 Monday-Friday.

At this time, our staff at Fort Carson can only be reached by emailing mvp@ppcc.edu or calling 719.502.4200. Please leave a voicemail. We will return your call.

Peterson AFB Ed Center

Remotely available from 8-5 Monday-Friday.

At this time, our staff at Peterson AFB can only be reached by emailing mvp@ppcc.edu or calling 719.502.4100. Please leave a voicemail. We will return your call.

Rampart Range Campus

Remotely available from 8-5 Monday-Friday.

At this time, our staff at Rampart Range can only be reached by emailing mvp@ppcc.edu or calling 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.