Veterans Resources

Quick Reference:
Bank of America Center for Military Families and Veterans
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
Student Veterans Association
Tuition Assistance
Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
Veterans Education Benefits Regulations

Bank of America Center for Military Families and Veterans

The Bank of America Center for Military Families and Veterans (formerly known as the Veterans Resource Center) is a place where armed forces members (including National Guards/Reservists), veterans and their immediate family members engage in services promoting their personal and professional development. The center provides resources that address many aspects of education, military and civilian life. Services provided by the center include:

  • academic advising
  • assistance filing a VA claim
  • career coaching
  • computer lab with study space
  • goal-setting
  • personal counseling
  • Student Veterans of America Association
  • welcoming reception area and social lounge
  • workshops on well-being

For more information, visit the Center for Military Families and Veterans in Room 233 of Terrell Building on Central Campus. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. The center also may be reached by phone at 704.330.6126 or online at cpcc.edu/military.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Veterans Affairs students are encouraged to apply for financial aid and scholarships. Scholarships are provided through CPCC’s Foundation and the generosity of industries, businesses, professional organizations, civic clubs and individuals. Visit the following websites for information on financial aid:

  fafsa.ed.gov
  cpcc.edu/financial_aid
  cpcc.edu/financial_aid/assistance/scholarships

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is processed through the Sponsored Programs Office at CPCC. The office may be reached at 704.330.4262 or at sponsoredprograms@cpcc.edu.

The Department of Defense does not authorize tuition assistance for classes for which a member also is receiving education benefits under

  • the Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve program (chapter 1606 of title 10, United States Code),
  • the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (chapter 1607 of title 10, United States Code),
  • or any GI Bill programs other than either the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty program (chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code) or the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program (chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code). 

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Central Piedmont Community College has been designated as an institutional member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 1,900 institutions pledged to be reasonable in working with servicemembers and veterans trying to earn degrees even while pursuing demanding, transient careers. As a SOC member, CPCC is committed to easing the transfer of relevant course credits and crediting education from appropriate military training. SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the armed services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and a consortium of 13 leading national higher education associations. It is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Student Veterans Association

The Student Veterans Association (SVA) is a service and advocacy group at Central Piedmont Community College. The Association's mission is to serve all generations of all military branches, their dependents and all veteran supporters educationally, personally, and professionally while enhancing the value of their military experiences as they transition to the next phase of their life.

The SVA brings past and current members of the Armed Forces together to promote, unify, and advocate for the veteran voice on- and off-campus. The SVA aims to educate the community about how the military has affected the lives of service members and to support those returning home from duty through the process of re-integration. The SVA stands ready to help student veterans achieve their education goals. For information about the Student Veterans Association at CPCC, contact the Center for Military Families and Veterans at 704.330.6126. 

See the section on Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits for all details about the following VA education benefits:

  • Eligibility, Enrollment Certification Process
  • Verification of Enrollment
  • Notification from the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • SAP - Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Graduation
  • Changes to: Contact Information, Enrollment Status, Program of Study

See the section on Veterans Education Benefits Regulations for all regulations about the following VA education benefits:

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill, Active Duty
  • Chapter 31: Training and Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities
  • Chapter 33: Fry Scholarship
  • Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 33: Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB/TOE)
  • Chapter 35: Dependents and Survivors Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 1606: Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve
  • Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014