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Veterans Education & Transition Services

Promoting academic and career success for student veterans and military family members

Veterans Education Benefits

Welcome!  Before submitting paperwork to our office, you should first create your student record at Yavapai College by clicking the “Apply” button at the top of this page, or contact Admission at (928) 717-7777 for assistance.  Once you have a Student ID number (aka “Y Number”), follow these steps to begin using your VA education benefits:

  • Complete, sign, and save this form to your computer.  To avoid losing the information you type into this fillable form, use the “Print” command on your computer, and select “Save as PDF” as your printer destination, and you will be prompted to save it to your computer.

    Download Services Start-Up Form

  • Need to send us a document? 
      (for current YC students only)

    Submit your Start-Up form, COE, and any other required documents to our office using this secure uploader.  Hint: pre-populate your info in the uploader using the “click here” link where prompted. 

  • Within 1-2 business days of submitting your documents, you should receive an email from us with further instructions.  If you don’t get an email from us, or any time you have questions, contact us directly at (928) 717-7613 or email vet.services@yc.edu

Need Help?  Schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with a VET Services advisor, or reach us by phone at (928) 717-7613.  For questions about your eligibility for a VA education benefit, call the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551. 

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Semester-specific instructions, deadlines, and information to activate your benefits are available in MyYC

Log in, open the “V.E.T. Services” menu, and download the “Semester Benefits Checklist.

While you’re in the portal, you will also find links to the items below. Here is a summary of the steps to follow when registering for the next semester’s classes: 

  1. Consult your academic advisor, then register for classes that fulfill requirements on your approved YC degree or certificate program.
  2. Submit your Semester Benefits Request.
  3. Sign up for the Veterans Payment Plan to defer the cost of tuition while your benefits are being processed.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

  • Contact the Yavapai College Bursar’s Office: yc.edu/bills.  Scroll down to “Military Tuition Assistance (TA)” for details.

Information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • VA Benefits and Healthcare: va.gov  
    Apply for benefits, get records, etc.
  • GI Bill Homepage: gibill.va.gov
    Find comprehensive information about all VA education benefits
  • Chapter 31 VA Veteran Readiness and Employment (VRE): va.gov/vre
    Formerly known as VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
    Call the Phoenix Regional Office at (602) 627-2800 for eligibility information.

Information from the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

Support Resources for Veterans and Military Families

Connecting Arizona service members, veterans, families & helpers to information, support and resources- https://www.beconnectedaz.org

Confidential CHAT at the link below, TEXT (838255), or call 988, then PRESS 1. - https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Yavapai College's Student Basic Needs Program - Are you experiencing hardships that are preventing you from being the student you want to be? We can help! https://www.yc.edu/sf