FVCC Veterans Center is here to help you meet your personal and academic goals as an FVCC student.
Returning to civilian life after active duty is an adjustment. FVCC has dedicated staff members and faculty attuned to the unique challenges when transitioning between the military and civilian environment. Some staff members are veterans themselves and are available to help you adjust to college life.
FVCC is a designated Military Friendly School.
Veterans, service members, dependents and spouses may be eligible for more than one “chapter” of education benefits. Each chapter has different eligibility requirements and benefits.
Yellow Ribbon Program
FVCC participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those veterans using Ch.33, eligible at the 100% rate and are being charged out-of-state tuition. The college accepts 50 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit gibill.va.gov for the most updated information on the program.
Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education program designed to help military veterans refresh their academic skills so they can successfully complete post-secondary education. The courses offered at FVCC include Introduction to Computers, Introduction to College Math and Algebra and Introduction to College Writing and Grammar Review.
For more information, connect with the FVCC Continuing Education Center.
FVCC Veterans Association
The FVCC Veterans Association is a service support-oriented student organization with the primary objective of developing a foundation of understanding between veterans and non-veterans.
Organizational activities have included active support of the Montana Veterans Home, bi-weekly meetings, fundraising, direct support of other student organization activities and internal social events.
All students, veterans and non-veterans are encouraged to participate as members of the association.
FVCC limits academic residency to 25 percent or less of the degree requirements for all degrees for active-duty service members and their adult family members (spouses and college-age children). In addition, there are no “final year” or “final semester” residency requirements for active-duty service members and their family members. Reservist and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.
As of August 1, 2021, the Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 allows veterans and dependents who are using veterans’ education benefits to have in-state tuition, eliminating the previous 3-year time limit of the Choice Act.
FVCC Veterans Center - LRC 111
Learning Resource Center Counseling - LRC 147
- Tutors (free for veterans)
- Counseling (Career & Personal)
- Disability Services and Accommodations
- Academic Advising
- Compass placement testing
Connect with our School Certifying Official – VA for more information and help accessing your benefits.