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Veterans Assistance


Attention New Veterans!

As a Veteran of the United States Armed Services you may be eligible for certain educational benefits. Take time to investigate these with your regional VA office or the CCC Financial Aid contact. In addition, some students may be eligible for the same benefits as a result of the death or disability of a spouse or parent who served in the military. Here are the steps you must take to qualify for assistance while attending Clearwater Christian College:

  • Apply for admission to Clearwater Christian College.
  • Meet with a CCC academic counselor to determine your program of study.
  • Complete the appropriate application; (22-1990) is for Veteran's Benefits, (22-5490) is for the eligible dependent or spouse, and (22-1995) is for change of place. You may complete an application online at: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp.
  • Be sure the financial aid office knows you are a VA student. Complete the CCC online Veterans Information Application.
  • Be prepared for a wait! It is not unusual that processing your first time application file can take up to 90 days. An additional 30-60 days may be required for completing your certification.
  • Know the rules.
    -If you take a class OUT OF PROGRAM, your certification will be delayed until you meet with your CCC academic advisor.
    -If you withdraw from a class you will be required to PAY BACK the money you receive from the VA. This bill is calculated from the last day of attendance.
    -You must inform the VA of all withdrawals.

Important Links / Veteran's Benefits


http://www.vba.va.gov/index.htm
http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Contact Information


CCC: Mr. Ryan McNamara, 727-726-1153, ext. 214
VA: 1-888-442-4551

Jillian, a senior music education major from Riverview, Florida plans to use her CCC education on the mission field after graduation. "After I graduate," she said, "I want to eventually go to the mission field and start a home for orphaned and abandoned children and share with them the love of Christ." Jillian has learned that God provides everything we need; all we have to do is trust His plan. She is the recipient of several grants and scholarships including the Academic Competitiveness Grant, the CCC Founders Award, the Florida Medallion Scholarship, FRAG, and FSAG. more...

Jillian's Package
  Fall Spring Total
Pell Grant 2,700 2,700 5,400*
Academic Competitiveness Grant 650 650 1,300*
Florida Medallion Scholarship 1,880 1,128 3,008
FRAG 1,213 1,212 2,425
FSAG 550 500 1,050
Private Grant/Scholarship 500 500 1,000
Academic Scholarship 1,375 1,375 2,750
CCC Founders Award 1,750 1,750 3,500
Music Scholarship 1,250 1,250 2,500
Total Awards 11,868 11,065 22,933
*federal award