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, email lgrace@mecc.edu or call 276-523-9028.

Students and their families can compare the following across multiple financial aid offers by visiting, Know Before You Owe.

For more information about GI Bills & Programs that are available to qualifying students, visit GI Bills & Programs

For more information about receiving your benefits and payment deadlines, visit Receiving Your Benefits & Payments

The Veterans affairs office is located on the MECC campus on the first floor of Robb Hall, Room 106. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached by phone at 276-523-9028. For more information, visit Veterans Benefits

To join MECC Student Veterans of America, contact lgrace@mecc.edu.

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Attention Military & Veteran Students

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: www.credits2careers.org.

Credit2Careers is a personalized virtual counseling tool that will provide military-connected users to:

  • Explore academic degree programs offered by all 23 community colleges.
  • Instantly get an estimate of potential credits from your Military education, experience, and training.
  • Personalized exploration of civilian careers related to your military training and specialties; personal interests; or recommended by interest evaluations.
  • Receive real time employment information to assist military and veteran students in making informed post-secondary decisions.

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

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This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.

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.