The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Schedules You must report any changes in your schedule and supply a copy of
your new schedule to the MVS office. Any changed schedule must
align to your degree program. MVS will notify you if they can't
certify a course, but you are responsible for any schedule changes
and fees related to dropping courses. If you change your schedule,
you will need to notify MVS.
Change of degree or certificate program
A change of degree or certificate program is permitted, but it
must be changed with Registration and be reflected on your schedule
before we can certify you in that program.
Student Policies and Standards of Progress
To continue receiving your VA benefits you must maintain grades
in accordance with the CCAC Standards of Academic Progress.
The Community College of Allegheny County's catalog policies and
regulations apply to all students, including veterans and
military-connected students. VA rules are additional rules which
apply to veterans only. Please feel free to discuss your questions
with your counselor or academic advisor.
Complete a VA Certification Education
Request for each semester that you are requesting
Education Benefit Certification Request
You can complete all of your forms online through vets.gov and eBenefits.va.gov.
Below are links for some of the other necessary forms:
VA Form 22-1990 Application for VA Educational Benefits
VA Form 22-1995
Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
VA Form 22-5490
Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational
VA Form 22-5495
Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Application for
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration's website
Class AttendanceFailure to attend a class without processing an official
withdrawal will result in the Veterans Administration readjusting
your training time and monthly benefit.
If a student enrolls in a class and is reported as not attending
by the class instructor, the student may be dropped from the class.
Although the class will not appear on the student's official
transcript, the student will be responsible for all tuition and
fees associated with the class.
Repeating CoursesVA regulations prohibit repeating a course in pursuit of a
higher GPA for courses where a passing grade (a "d" grade or
higher) was earned. However, if a "C" grade or better is necessary
to progress to the next level (i.e. Nursing Clinical or
prerequisite) in the student's program.
Monthly Monetary AwardIt is the responsibility of the VA to determine your eligibility
and monthly monetary award. This is not determined by the MVS.
Students who have Tuition Assistance through the Pennsylvania
National Guard must take a letter of eligibility from their unit
commander to the Bursar office every term.
Any questions you may have regarding your eligibility or
education benefits should be directed to the VA. You may telephone
them at 888-442-4551.Important: VA students are paid on a
monthly basis based on current hours enrolled. Students need to be
aware that taking courses in terms of different lengths (16 weeks,
14 weeks) may affect their full-time status. It is the
student's responsibility to check this with the VA.
If you are in Chapter 30 or Chapter 1606, you are responsible for
reporting the number of credits you are enrolled to the Department
of Veteran Affairs in at the end of each month. You can do this by
phone at 877.823.2378 or through the WAVE website.
Transcripts and ProgramsAll previous college transcripts and/or military records must be
evaluated for appropriate transfer credit prior to certification of
benefits, even if the coursework does not apply to your current
curriculum, before your MVS facilitator can certify your benefits.
You need to speak to Registration and an academic advisor to have
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) requires that your
coursework must be credited towards the associate of arts or
associate of science degrees, approved applied degrees, approved
diploma programs, and approved certificate programs. The approved
programs of study can be found on the
WEAMS website. The VA requires that your coursework is
applicable to your chosen degree, diploma, or certificate. Courses
that are not applicable to your degree, diploma, or certificate
cannot be certified.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits
offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site