Veterans Resource Center
The Veterans Resource Center at Luna Community College is an area where veterans and their dependents may seek information regarding their educational opportunities.
Some services provided are:
- Academic and career advisement
- Peer to peer mentoring
- Surrounding area and community resources
- Information regarding upcoming workshops
- VA education benefits
- Pending Payment for LCC VA
- Pending Payment Compliance
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), Luna Community College adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9⁄11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veteran Readiness & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA, for up to 90 days. Luna Community College will not:
- Prevent the student’s enrollment;
- Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
- Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
- Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
- Provide a written request to be certified;
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies
Dependents Receiving VA Educational Benefits
Per NM 2015 HB 427:
A spouse or child of a veteran of the armed forces is entitled to pay tuition and fees at the rate provided for New Mexico residents; provided that the spouse or child is eligible for benefits pursuant to the federal Post-9⁄11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits for a veteran and the dependents of a veteran. Please contact VRC on the required documents needed to complete the waiver application.
Veterans receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits are eligible for in-state tuition through the Veterans In-State Tuition Act by submitting a “Resident Tuition Application for Active Military, Veterans and Dependents of the U.S. Armed Forces” waiver. For further information concerning approved programs and application process, eligible persons should contact Military and Veterans Programs.
Veteran students enrolled under the following programs are responsible for their tuition and fees in the same manner as a nonveteran student:
- Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (CH 30)
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (CH 35)
- Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve (CH 1606)
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 website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.” https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/index.asp*
In addition to the services offered by LCC, there are many other services and resources available to veterans and military personnel in New Mexico. Below are links to some of those resources that we believed are the most helpful to those making the transition from military to civilian and student life.
- Continuing Education for Veterans
- NM Department of Veteran Services
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- WAVE Enrollment Verification
- GI Bill Tool Benefit Calculator
Brave men and women who have sacrificed so much, should not have to sacrifice their mental health too. PTSD can have a negative impact on a veteran’s life after service. Alcohol use can make PTSD symptoms worse and create an unhealthy cycle. Alcohol Rehab Guide is here to help inform people about the negative effects of alcohol abuse and ways to seek treatment.
Student Services Building, Student Success Center room 206, Phone: 505-454-5343
For further information you may contact Ray Varela, 505-454-5343 or firstname.lastname@example.org