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Veterans

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Veterans Services at MCCC

Mercer County Community College is approved for veterans training. Eligible veterans should apply at the Veterans Affairs Office on the West Windsor Campus.

Applicants must bring the official copy of their DD 214 or, if a Reservist/National Guard member, an original Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) to the Veterans Affairs Office in room 262 of the Student Center (SC) on the West Windsor Campus.

Applicants will then complete an application for educational benefits (VA Form 22-1990), which will be submitted to the VA with a copy of the DD 214 or NOBE.

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New Jersey National Guard Free Tuition Program

Students who are active members in good standing in the New Jersey National Guard are entitled to receive free tuition for up to 15 credits per semester. The National Guard member is responsible for paying college fees, laboratory fees, and the cost of books and supplies.

Due to a new law, New Jersey National Guard students may now register during regular registration periods.

Before registering, students in this program must:

  • be accepted in a degree program at MCCC
  • take the college skills placement test (or be exempt)
  • submit a federal financial aid application to the Financial Aid Office
At registration, students must:
  • submit NJDMAVA Form 621-2-R to the MCCC Veterans Affairs Office. This document must be dated not more than 60 days before the registration date.

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Servicemembers Degree Program

The Servicemembers Degree Program is an external degree program, developed mainly for the military. It allows members of the military--either active or reserve--to complete an associate's degree using their military experience and training for up to 45 of the 60 (or more) credits required for the degree.

Military training and experience is evaluated by using the college credit recommendations of the American Council on Education. Those credits are then applied to the degree program chosen by the student. The remainder of the credits for the degree may be earned by taking appropriate courses at MCCC or any other accredited college or university.

This program is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information about the Servicemembers Degree Program

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For Information and Assistance

Email vets@mccc.edu Drew Daddio
Director, Veteran Services
or call 609-570-3240

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