Veterans Services

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 Web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Attention:

College is within your reach — whether you want to further your education, convert your military experience into college credit, finish an uncompleted degree or retrain for a new civilian career.

We want to help you receive the full value of your educational benefits. And, most of all, we want to help you succeed in college.

We can help students apply for VA benefits. Find out more about how to apply for and receive VA educational benefits.

Tuition Refund Assistance

Get information as well as dates and deadlines for 60% Dates and Return of Financial Aid Funds.

Book an Appointment
Academic Advising 45 minutes
Add / Drop 20 minutes
Checking In 15 minutes
Getting Started 1 hour
Hazlewood Benefit 45 minutes
Walk-In Schedule
Tuesday - Thursday 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Note: walk-in customers are seen on an "as-available" basis after and only if no customers with appointments are previously scheduled.

Upcoming Summer and Fall 2019 Registration Update

Returning student veterans and or dependents (VA benefit users) reusing benefits are encouraged to schedule appointments with Veteran Services (see link above) as soon as priority registration opens on Apr 23, 2019 to ensure timely benefit payment. New VA benefit users claiming VA benefits for the first time with Richland College Veteran Services are encouraged to schedule an appointment (see link above) as soon as regular registration opens on Apr 29, 2019 to ensure timely benefit payment.

Important note - Any VA benefit user who registers for the upcoming Fall 2019 term after July 12, 2019 places on-time receipt of their monthly housing stipend at risk when the Fall 2019 term begins. Veteran Services will continue to see and process students using VA benefits between July 15, 2019 and August 21, 2019. However, due to VA processing timelines, there is significant risk of students failing to receive on-time monthly stipend payments by September 30, 2019 for students processed during this later period. VA benefit users who delay registration until this timeframe should plan accordingly.

Military Friendly School

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Richland College listed as one of the U.S.'s top military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs 2019-2020. Veteran Services establishes a partnership with veteran students and their families to facilitate the completion of their educational goals. Richland College was awarded a “Silver” designation; with G.I Jobs noting that only a select group of institutions achieve this honor.



Department of Education 34 CFR Section 668 Compliance

Richland College does not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based in any part, directly or indirectly, upon success in securing enrollments or the award of financial aid, to any person or entity who is engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity, or in making decisions regarding the award of Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) program funds.