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Veterans Resource Center

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The Veterans Resource Center at Luna Community College is a place where veterans and their dependents can seek information about educational opportunities.

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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-911 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


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. 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

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-911 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 for the required documents needed to complete the waiver application.

Other Resources

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 resources that could be helpful to those making the transition from military to civilian and student life.


Student Services Building, Second Floor, Phone: 505-454-2509.

Hours: Monday 9-1, Tuesday 10-2, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday and Friday 10-2. Need help outside these hours? No problem! Just email or call the Vets Coordinator for an appointment.

For further information please reach out to LCC Veterans’ Coordinator, Teresa Higuera, (505) 454-2509 or

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