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Amanda Buchanan

Amanda Buchanan

Director of Financial Services

Veterans’ Services

McDowell Technical Community College is approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency for the enrollment of persons eligible for education assistance benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Entitled veterans, participants in the Montgomery G.I. Bill contributory program, active duty military personnel in voluntary education programs, active members of the National Guard who are drilling and eligible spouses and offspring may be certified to the U.S. DVA Regional Office as enrolled and in pursuit of an approved program of education. Due to late registration, some students may fail to have all admissions documentation (transcripts or test scores) and may be admitted as provisional students for one semester pending receipt of the required documentation. However, students who fail to submit all transcripts during the second semester will not be re-certified.

This institution has been approved for one semester only of provisional admission. McDowell Technical Community College is approved for Veteran’ Affairs students to pursue dual programs simultaneously. Students desiring a second program must meet with the Veterans’ Certifying Official and their advisor to complete a Dual Program approval Form and follow the guidelines listed in the college catalog. Dual programs must be related to a single career field.

Students are encouraged to begin the application process early to allow time for the application to be processed prior to the semester the veteran plans to enter class.

For accuracy of benefit choice and details pertinent to benefits, a veteran should contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through the GI Bill website or call 1-888-442-4551.

For more information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs, in the Student Services and Financial Aid Office. She can reached at (828)-652-0624.