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Military & Veteran Students

PPCC will resume normal college operations and classroom instruction for the Fall 2021 semester

For additional information please visit https://www.ppcc.edu/fall-plans

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.

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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.

MVP'S Lending Library

We will take your used books and lend them to other military-connected students in need. Textbooks are free to check out every semester and must be returned the week after finals.

Our library has been stocked by donations from the PPCC campus community. You can help us develop our library by donating your old textbooks. The larger the collection, the more military affiliated students we can help. If you would like to donate, bring your old textbooks to MVP (C222) anytime during business hours.

If you are in need of a book, please follow the steps below:

  • Request access
  • Once we receive your request, we will send you a link to sign up for our online library powered by Librarika where you can view all the available books and place a reservation request. Placing a reservation request does not confirm availability.
  • Once you request the book, we will email you whether your book(s) are or are not available to be picked up within 2 business days.

If you have used the Lending Library before and already have an account, please skip the "request access" step and log in HERE.

Books are first come, first served. We cannot ship books to students. You must be able to pick them up in person at the Centennial Campus (C222). If you do not pick up your book(s) within 2 business days of notification, we will issue them to the next student in the queue.

If you have any questions, please email svo@ppcc.edu

Request Access

COVID-19: Important Updates Regarding Your VA Education Benefits

PPCC is not operating in response to COVID for Fall 2021. Visit the COVID-19 Response webpages for the most up-to-date information about college operations. Information was emailed to student accounts regarding the instructional methods available this semester and how they will be reported to the VA. Please contact MVP if you have questions. 

 

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 2021 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 2021 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.

New Coaching Program - "Advantage"

Military and Veterans Programs is partnering with PPCC's new coaching program this semester called "Advantage" to empower students to reach their academic, persoal and progessional goals.

Check out this video to learn more about Advantage and what theese coaches might be able to do for you! Interseted and want to learn more? Email advantage@ppcc.edu.

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Military Times Best For Vets: Colleges 2021

Pikes Peak Community College has been recognized by MilitaryTimes.com as making the "Best Colleges" list for 2021. MilitaryTimes.com creates it s rankings based off multiple factors including cost, student support, and academic quality.

  

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2021 Best 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

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 SFB 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.