Veteran and Military Students
Wor-Wic Community College is approved by the
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
to participate in the Veterans Educational Benefits Program. All associate degree
and certificate programs are approved for VA Educational Benefits. Several of Wor-Wic’s
Continuing Education courses are approved for GI-Bill® benefits. Students must visit
the Veterans Coordinator to discuss their applicable VA education eligibility. Students
must complete their applicable forms as provided below.
Wor-Wic complies with Sections 701 and 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.
Community College has been selected “Military Friendly” for seven years in a row.
VA Designated Chapters
The VA established several educational programs known as chapters:
- Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation veterans with a medical disability rating)
- Chapter 33 (Post 9-11 veterans, active duty, reservists and National Guard who have deployed)
- Chapter 35 (eligible dependents of a 100% disabled veteran or a deceased veteran)
- Chapter 1606 (reservists and National Guard who have not deployed)
To Apply for Benefits
- Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation students must apply for educational benefits
through a VA Vocational Rehabilitation counselor. See the Wor-Wic Veterans Coordinator
for the contact information of the regional VA Vocational Rehabilitation counselor.
For more information visit the VA Vocational Rehabilitation website.
- Chapter 33: The Post 9-11 GI-Bill® is the educational benefits program for
individuals who served on active duty after September 11, 2001. Veterans may be
eligible if they served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September
10, 2001. Students must submit the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP)
VA Form 22-1990
to determine eligibility. The VA’s regional processing office determines
Veteran’s eligibility. Additional information may be found on the
- Chapter 35: Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance (DEA) students
must complete and submit
VA Form 22-5490.
The VA’s regional processing office determines
the applicable dependent’s eligibility. Additional information may be found on the
- Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI-Bill® Selected Reserve students must complete and
VA Form 22-1990.
The VA’s regional processing office determines reservist’s
eligibility. Additional information may be found on the
All eligible students wishing to use their VA educational benefits while attending
Wor-Wic must renew their Veterans Education Benefits Form each academic year. The
applicable Veterans Education Benefits Form is provided below:
Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA). Cadets eligible for the Post 9-11
GI-Bill® may use their educational benefits while enrolled in the academy. Cadets
must complete the ESCJA Education Benefits Request Form.
All transfer students who have previously used their GI-Bill® at another institution
must submit the Change of Program or Place of Training form VA Form 22-1995.
Chapter 33 and Chapter 1606 students must submit member copy four of their DD-214
(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to the Wor-Wic Veterans Coordinator.
How to Start Your VA Benefits
||Meet with the Wor-Wic Veterans Coordinator in BH-111.
Request that all official transcripts of your prior college and military credits be sent to the Registrar’s
Office. See Useful Links below for how to order transcripts.
Register for classes.
Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
Military members (active duty and reservists) who plan to use tuition assistance
(TA) while attending Wor-Wic must request TA through their applicable military chain-of-command.
Students planning to use TA while attending Wor-Wic must submit the
Department of Defense (DoD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Form
to the Wor-Wic Veterans Coordinator.
Maryland National Guard Members
Members of the Maryland National Guard are eligible for a 50 percent tuition waiver
if all eligibility requirements are met. Guard members must have two or more years
of service remaining to be eligible for the waiver. An official command or unit
State Tuition Waiver Letter and a copy of the member’s military identification card
must be submitted to the Veterans Coordinator. National Guard members may also be
eligible for the Chapter 1606 Montgomery Selected Reserve GI-Bill®. More info may
be found at The Maryland National Guard.
Terms of Payment
Students must comply with Wor-Wic’s payment policies. Students eligible for the
Post 9-11 GI-Bill®, the Vocational Rehabilitation program or tuition assistance
(TA) may have their tuition and fees payment deferred. See the Veterans Coordinator
for more information regarding payment procedures and policy.
If eligible, monthly GI-Bill® education stipends are sent directly to the student.
The VA is not responsible for tuition and fees payment to the college except in
the case of eligible Chapter 33 (Post 9-11) and Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
The VA will only pay for classes that are required for the student’s associate’s
degree or program of study.
Students are required to contact the Wor-Wic Veterans Coordinator if they add, drop
or withdraw from classes or change their degree or program of study.
An official military transcript must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for
credit evaluation. Transcript websites are provided below under Useful Links.
Students receiving monthly education benefits under Chapter 1606 must verify their
enrollment each month while attending college. Students must verify their monthly
enrollment either on or after the last day of each month. The VA will not release
monthly Chapter 1606 payments until the verification process is completed. The monthly
enrollment verification must be submitted by logging onto the
Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)
or by calling 1-877-823-2378.
GI-Bill® eligible students and military students may also apply for financial assistance
from the various federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. To apply
for financial aid, visit the FAFSA website. Contact the Veterans Coordinator or
Financial Aid Office for more information.