Mountain Empire Community College programs are approved for enrollment of qualified veterans, survivors, dependents, and certain reservists.

  • New students or new applicants should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer to apply for benefits.
  • Continuing students (those receiving benefits the previous semester) should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer to be re-certified each semester.
  • Returning students (those who previously received benefits but have not attended the College for a semester or more) should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer to restart benefits.

To apply for veterans’ benefits while attending MECC, visit the Veterans Affairs Officer, located in the Robb Hall, or call 276-523-9028.  To access the Veterans Benefits form, click here.

Dominion Energy Veterans Scholarship

MECC, through a generous donation by Dominion Energy, is able to offer scholarships to qualifying veterans. For more information, or to apply, visit


Veterans and military students now have an easier time earning credit for prior learning thanks to a new online tool created by Virginia’s Community Colleges. The Credits2Careers Veterans Portal allows students to upload their Joint Services Transcript to see instantly how many academic credits their work experience could translate into more than 1,700 community college programs. You can access the portal at this link:

The portal also provides real-time employment information and enables veterans and service members to explore civilian careers related to their area of expertise or interest.

For more information, contact MECC’s Veterans Affairs Officer at 276-523-9028. 

MECC Student Veterans Association

MECC Student Veterans Association works to engage the administration, faculty, staff and local veterans in support services to improve the educational experience for all MECC student veterans and their families. Membership is open to all registered veterans, service members currently enrolled and faculty and staff of MECC that are veterans. Members that graduate will be granted alumni membership status. Student veterans will be greeted with friendship, support, and access to resources that will not only enhance their educational experience but will provide social and cultural awareness opportunities that will last a lifetime.

For more information, please contact the Student Veterans Association Sponsor.

 Click Here to visit MECC Student Veterans of America Facebook page