Evan Montague Grant Ridley • Yesterday’s Warriors... Today’s Scholars... Tomorrow’s Leaders Sergeant Grant Ridley / 0351 / United States Marine Corps • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!! • To promote the social interests and general welfare of StudentVeterans at Lansing Community College. • Founded in 2008 • 500+ Chapters • Presence at almost every institution of higher learning in the United States. • Veterans Rights Advocates • Be the first to hear about Job/Work-Study Opportunities – VA Work Study – Federal Pell Grant Work Study – Paid Internships – Fellowships – Some are non-taxable! – Networking!!! • Veterans Related Social Events and Community Outreach – Toys 4 Tots – Veterans Dinner – Veterans Day Celebration and Induction – Guest Speakers – Many more!!! • Access to Veterans Outreach Programs – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) – American Legion – Marine Corps League – Disabled Veterans of America • Scholarships, Grants, and other $$MONEY$$!!!! – SVA Google Scholarship – VFW Scholarship – STEM Scholarship • • • • • Meet like minded individuals “Been there, done that” Help with school Camaraderie Buddy 2 Buddy Program • Veterans Retreats • National Student Veterans Conference (Last year was in VEGAS!) • Ride 2 Recovery • Coming Home Project • • • • • VA Health Care Disability G.I. Bill Vocational Rehab Tuition Assistance • Increases support network • “The more, the merrier” • Transition assistance for spouses/family • Meetings are currently held every Wednesday alternating between HHS room 007 at 4:30 pm and the Lobby of the Main Campus Library at 5:00 pm. • Simply show up to a meeting!! • Dues are $5 per semester (Fall and Spring). Summer Semester participation is optional and free. • www.facebook.com/LCCSVA • @LCCSVA • LCC and Veterans related information directly to your news feed! Josie Adams Tom Paine Minnie Burton – An individual designated by the school to certify attendance – Josie Adams – Veterans Coordinator/Certifying Official – Minnie Burton – Veterans Specialist/Certifying Official – Tom Paine – Veterans Specialist/Certifying Official – Veteran Affairs National Call Center Number: 888-442-4551 question or concerns – Military Affairs telephone number: 517-483-1200 Fax: 517-483-1170 Marines Air force Navy Families Army Coast Guard • • • • Apply on-line at www.lcc.edu Skills Assessment Attend Orientation Read Getting Started at LCC Brochure Post 911- Chapter 33 – Active Duty (Served) Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve 1606 - For Selected Reserve Reserve Educational Assistance Program 1607 Dependents Educational Assistance Chapter 35 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Chapter 31 Post 911 GI Bill Chapter 33 The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Your full tuition & fees directly to the school for all public school in-state students A monthly housing allowance (MHA) based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school. An annual books & supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents The Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer GI Bill to dependents Any member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted) on or after August 1, 2009, who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and: Has at least 6 years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval and agrees to serve 4 additional years in the Armed Forces from the date of election. Has at least 10 years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval, is precluded by either standard policy (Service or DoD) or statute from committing to 4 additional years, and agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute. How to apply for TEB First you must go to the DOD transferability application website to determine if your dependents are eligible to receive the transferred benefits. This website is only available to military members. http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0409_gibill/ Available for both Active Duty and Veterans This is a paid benefit The member participated in payroll deduction to receive this benefit The member may receives a monthly stipend The amount varies with attendance level Tuition and fees only for less than half-time attendance or Active Duty May request Advance Pay May receive Kickers and/or Buy-ups Educational Benefit for Active members of the Selected Reserve Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Reserves Army National Guard and Air National Guard Requires a 6-year obligation and satisfactory participation in required Selected Reserve training May request Advance Pay Kickers Members may receive a kicker May be part of Enlistment or Reenlistment contract Educational program for active members of the Selected Reserve called to active duty in response to a contingency operation declared by the President or Congress Eligibility is determined by the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (Coast Guard) Members are paid a monthly benefit depending on time in service and attendance level May request Advance Pay Kickers are not available Educational Assistance paid to dependents of Veterans Eligible Child or spouse of a Veteran: Who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service connected condition? Who died in service? Who died of a service-connected disability? Who is listed POW or MIA? Basic Rate: Current rate is $881 per month for full-time attendance Monthly self-certification is not required There are no kickers with this program May request Advance Pay Rehabilitation program for disabled veterans who: Received, or will receive a discharge under other than dishonorable conditions Incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability which entitles them to VA disability compensation Is in need of vocational rehabilitation because their disability creates an employment handicap. Non-educational benefits: Employment assistance Assisted self-employment Living assistance Eligibility is determined by the local VA office A discharge with a disability is insufficient Service-connection is determined by the VA and the member must apply for consideration regardless of any disability determined by their service Post Vietnam Era Educational Assistance Program Chapter 32 or Chapter 32 converted to Chapter 31 Apply on line at : http://www.gibill.va.gov/ Submit a copy of the on-line application along a copy with DD214 to Office of Military Service on main campus Additional paperwork required for certification of enrollment Intent Form Release of Benefit Form Academic Program Plan Veteran Academic Year Enrollment Form Submit certificate of eligibility form upon receipt from Veterans Affairs Applying for VA Benefits The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet. Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) I AM A NEW VONAPP User I USED VONAPP BEFORE You are about to begin filling in your application. You should have any information handy that we recommend for the application you are going to complete. If you have not read Instructions for Filling Out Applications, please read the information under the FAQs. Help Functions. On the left side of the screen there is a button. It will say, “Show Help” or “Show FAQ”. When the “Show FAQ” is displayed, the left column will have Frequently Asked Questions regarding the page you are viewing and will help you understand what information we need. When the “Show Help” is displayed, the column will display specific information for the block the cursor is in, and tell you exactly what should be entered. Maneuvering in the form: There are three links at the top of the page to jump to the major parts of VONAPP: Start (initial pages and Privacy Act), Interview (begin the questions in the form), and Final Steps (check the form/send to VA/print). At the bottom of most screens, in addition to the Back and Continue, you will see two links: Print (prints entire form with your information) and Validate (checks the whole form for errors/missing data). All military students are require to complete/submit the Intent Form to be certified for each semester All Chapter 33 veterans (Post 9/11 GI Bill) must register for classes in order to be certified in any semester Voc Rehabs are certified by Josie upon receipt of Voc. Rehab. Authorization from Voc. Rehab. Counselors. Summer Semester 6 or more credits full-time 5 – 4 credits ¾ time 3 credits ½ time Fall/Spring Semester 12 more credits full-time 9- 11 credits ¾ time 6 – 8 credits ½ times Please note that Chapter 33 (Post 911) must register for at least 7 credits. Courses that are not certifiable Audited courses Non-Major courses On-line Remedial courses Repeat Courses Only repeat a course once if you receive a failing grade or if you did not receive the standard requirements. VA will not pay for courses that successfully completed Educational Program Plan (EDP) require after earning 25 credits Address Change Enrollment changes Name Change Program Change Percentage Change or Chapter Change Educational Program Plan Graduation Notify the Office of Veteran Services 0.0/Failing grade must report last day of attendance to CO. “I” grade will be reported to the VA at the end of each semester After two semesters of enrollment with less than 2.0 GPA, enrollment will be terminated and student given an Academic Contract then refer to Academic Counselor. Academic Counselor are: Craig Prether, Gill Hill. Military members and dependents are required to: Apply for Admission to LCC and complete the admission process Apply on www.gibill.va.gov Complete the additional paperwork and submit on-line application Submit Intent Form each semester Notify CO of any changes Submit last date attendance for fail grades Contact VA national call center at: 888-442-4551 question or concerns QUESTIONS ? Jim Owens Nicole Reinhart - Huberty Veterans & Financial Aid How it works Types of Financial Aid Sources of Financial Aid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) • Special Circumstances • • • • • Yes, you could concurrently receive: – GI BILL – Loans – Grants – Scholarships – Work Study • Federal government • State government • Colleges • Private Sources • Scholarships – Free, merit based aid • Grants – Free, income based aid • Loans – Borrowed aid • Work Study – Employment based aid • File Online: www.fafsa.gov • LCC Priority Dates for 2012-2013: – File by July 1st. – Submit follow-up documents by July 16th. • Loss of Income • Divorce/Separation • Out of Pocket Medical Expenses • Minimum – 2.0 GPA – 70% Completion Ratio • Maximum – 150% credits • College Self-Service System • Start Early • Ask experts for help – Advising Appointments: 483-1263 QUESTIONS ? Michelle Detering Academic Advisor – Lead Veteran’s Advisor What is Academic Advising? Rutgers University has a great definition of advising that I like to use: “Academic Advising is an opportunity to exchange information designed to help students reach their educational and career goals. Advising is a shared responsibility between an advisor and the student. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to make decisions about his/her life goals by creating a plan to reach those goals.” “Academic advisors can assist in this process by helping the student understand options, select appropriate courses, determine resources and, when necessary identify alternatives.” – Rutgers University • Among many things, you can expect an Academic Advisor to provide information regarding academic planning, assist with curriculum interpretation, and answer transfer questions, including issues regarding MACRAO and the Integrative Studies Requirement at MSU. An Academic Advisor will also be able to discuss the components of the Selective Admissions process with students. • Appointments are ½ hour in length. • Talk about your interests, goals, major and career path as well as courses required to obtain this. • Develop an EDP – Educational Development Plan that will help you plot out what courses you will need to take each semester to reach your academic goal. • What is an EDP? – http://youtu.be/TSIo39X493U As military students you must have a declared field of study • Your EDP will list which courses you will take each semester to obtain your degree and/or transfer based on your declared major. It may also list other to do items or notes pertaining to your academic career. • It is recommended students meet with their advisor once per semester just to make sure they remain on track academically. • An EDP is your roadmap for college. • Advisors are here to assist and support you throughout your academic career! • 517-483-1904 for an appointment • Eadvising – [email protected] • Advisor chat – for quick questions – www.lcc.edu/advising Darrell DeMartino Monica Del Castillo Craig Prether James Woolcock Bob Short Dave Atherton Dave Atherton Intern and Training Specialist Peckham Inc. 1. Summer job 2. Fashion show 3. Career move Have your QR code reader handy • April – August is high season for travel/passports • Peckham has temporary positions for call center • $12.00 hour + $3.59 H&W benefit • Taking applications right now! • As of Monday 3/12 – 60 positions • Priority given to people with disabilities • Requirements: – HS diploma – US Citizen – English Language Proficient (Spanish) – Good Credit History (no back taxes – default loans) – No criminal misdemeanor or felony record • Defense Logistics Agency • 60 FTE in next 18 months • Starting wage - $18.00/hour + $3.59 H&W benefit $21.59 • Paid Federal holidays and birthday. • Lansing jobsite • Servicing the desktop needs of 25,000 EU • Certified in: – CompTIA A+ 702 – MS7 Configuring 220-701 & 70-680 • Customer Service Skills and Experience – National Passport Information Center • Obtain IT-Secret Security Clearance – Criminal and financial background check • 3-6 months OJT in high volume ITHD environ • Medical condition that limits employment • VA and Ability One do not use the same standards. • Disability does not need to be service related. • Invite spouses of service members to apply • Documented by physician (VA or otherwise) • Working with MRS? Ask if you are Ability One eligible Mention LCC VETS • Remember all official business of the college comes through your LCC email account. Make sure to check this account or link it to your personal email. • If you have any questions, feel free to contact Veterans Services Office at 517-483-1932 • Get involved with the Student Vet. Club so you can find a place on this campus!