Veterans Resources

Centers for Military Families and Veterans

Centers for Military Families and Veterans on Central Piedmont campuses are places where armed forces members (including National Guards/Reservists), veterans and their immediate family members engage in services promoting their personal and professional development. They provide resources that address many aspects of education, military and civilian life. Services provided by the centers include:

  • academic advising
  • assistance filing a VA claim
  • career coaching
  • community resource linking
  • computer lab with study space
  • goal-setting
  • mentoring
  • personal counseling
  • scholarships
  • spousal and family support
  • 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 323 of Central High on Central Campus. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center also may be reached by phone at 704.330.6126 or online from the Center for Military Families and Veterans website.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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

Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
Central Piedmont Financial Aid website
Central Piedmont Scholarships

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is processed through the Sponsored Programs Office at Central Piedmont. The office may be reached at 704.330.4262 or by email at

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 has been designated as an institutional member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 1,900 institutions pledged to work with service members and veterans pursuing degrees. As a SOC member, Central Piedmont 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.

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