VA Education Benefits


Clatsop Community College is proud to welcome you and has a wide variety of programs to meet your interests.  CCC can help you prepare for transfer to a university, upgrade your job skills or prepare you for a new career.  Programs at CCC are approved by the State Board of Higher Education State Approving Agency as qualified training for students eligible for VA educational benefits.  Our VA Certifying School Officials follow the VA rules and regulations for submitting enrollment certifications to the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma, for benefit calculation and payment to student.

Eligibility is determined solely by VA

Your eligibility for VA Educational Benefits is determined solely by the Veterans Affairs Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma, by applying online at  On the home page select APPLY FOR BENEFITS. 

Once you have SUBMITTED the application, be sure to keep a copy with the confirmation number on the bottom for your records.  In a few weeks, you should receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter.  You must submit your Certificate of Eligibility letter to the Financial Aid office in order for your classes to be certified for benefits and you will be required to have an initial meeting with the School Certifying Official and also complete a Rights & Responsibilities form.

Note: CCC is not the Veterans Administration.  Based on the information provided by you and/or college records, CCC reports registration, changes, and final grades to the VA for determination of payment eligibility.  Determination of your educational benefits, issue, and benefits questions should be directed to the VA at or by calling 1-888-442-4551.

Financial Assistance Opportunities for Military Personnel and their Families

  • Debt Management Center – St. Paul, MN – 1-800-827-0648
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Education –1-888-442-4551/
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Home Page – 1-800-827-1000 /
  • Oregon Department Veterans Affairs –
  • Survivor Benefits –
  • VA Direct Deposit / Address Change – 1-877-838-2778
  • VA Voc Rehab – Portland Office – 503-412-4577
  • Verification of Enrollment – 1-877-823-2378 – (CH 30, 1606 & 1607 must call the last calendar day of EACH month to verify enrollment)