Community College of Philadelphia can help your achieve your academic and career goals. Veterans, spouses and dependents may qualify to receive a monthly allowance toward tuition, allowing you to earn a college education for less.
Please review the eligibility requirements to see if you qualify for educational benefits at the Veterans Affairs website. Additional tuition assistance is also available.
If you need assistance with your Veterans Registration Certification Form, please contact:
Veterans School Certifying Official
1700 Spring Garden Street, Room MG-19
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Contact Laura McBride
How to Apply
STEP 1 — Apply to the College
You will receive a welcome email that confirms that your application has been received and provides instructions for the next step in the enrollment process.
If you have questions, please email us or call 215-751-8010.
Attention transfer students: You must request a copy of your transcripts for evaluation and send it to the following address:
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Attn: Transcript Evaluation Office, MG-17
For more information, visit our Transfer Students page.
STEP 2 — Review Programs
If you have relevant military training, you may be eligible for credit through prior learning assessment.
STEP 3 — Apply for Financial Aid
You may be qualified for additional state and federal financial aid. Applying for financial aid must be done every year. You will find information about financial aid and tuition assistance opportunities in our Paying for College section of this website.
STEP 4 — Review the Eligibility Requirements for Education Benefits Programs
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers several different programs for individuals that meet specific qualifications. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.gibill.va.gov, stop by the Veterans Resource Center on the ground floor of the Bonnell Building, Room BG-43, or email.
STEP 5 — Apply for Appropriate Education Benefits
Once you have identified the program for which you are qualified, apply online through the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP). You can request that a form be mailed to you by calling 1.888.GIBILL.1 (1.888.442.4551).
STEP 6 — Activate Your MyCCP Student Account
You will receive a letter with instructions on how to activate your MyCCP account, which will allow you to communicate with the College and allow us to communicate with you.
You will also be given a College email account and will receive emails about next steps in admissions, financial aid, testing and registration.
STEP 7 — Take the Placement Test
The placement tests are very important because the results—in writing, reading and math—are used to determine if you will be placed into college-level courses. If not, you may first need to enroll in developmental classes or pre-college workshops, for which you do not earn credit toward a degree program. Learn more about the placement test.
- You may schedule your placement test date through your MyCCP student account.
- To prepare for the placement test, click here to view the test descriptions.
Transfer students may be waived from this testing based on transcript evaluation.
STEP 8 — Register for Classes
- Schedule your registration appointment through your MyCCP student account.
- Meet with a counselor or advisor to talk about your placement test scores, desired program of study and to create your class schedule.
- Pay tuition and fees. You can view your many payment options here.
- Buy your textbooks. Textbooks can be purchased online.
We have provided an overview of the requirements necessary to be eligible for the VA benefits programs approved by Community College of Philadelphia. Please read the descriptions of the requirements listed below to determine which program you qualify for. Click on the name of each program to access a comprehensive webpage with detailed information about that program.
Montgomery G. I. Bill (Chapter 30)
Montgomery G. I. Bill - Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606)
Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32) and Vietnam Era G.I. Bill (Chapter 34)
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
Local Philadelphia Veterans Benefit Office
Veterans Administration Office
5000 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19101
Local Veterans Administration Hospital
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Veterans Work Study Program
Veterans Administration Regional Office - Buffalo, N.Y.
Work Study Program