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Financial Assistance for Veterans

We honor our veterans and those currently serving and their families for their service to our country by providing them with the finest career and technical education in Baton Rouge. If Veteran Affairs & Military Services can assist in your transition into the educational world, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for selecting Baton Rouge Community College as your academic provider!  We welcome our military comrades into the Bears’ family.

Baton Rouge Community College is committed to providing innovative career and technical education to veterans, reservists, and their families while providing the highest level of resources and referral information.  


To Start Benefits at BRCC

  1. The student must apply and be accepted for admission to Baton Rouge Community College.
  2. The student must complete the veteran's application for benefits with the Veteran's Administration (VA). The website to apply is
  3. Develop a degree plan with an academic advisor in your department of study or in the Academic Advising Center.
  4. Complete and submit to the VA School Certifying Official:

Once all documents are submitted to the VA School Certifying Official, the school will certify your application via the Veteran Affairs Online Certification of Enrollment System (VA-ONCE). The VA School Certifying Official is located in the Bienvenue Student Center. For more information on how to start your VA benefits, click here.

Veteran's Responsibilities

As a recipient of Veterans Education Benefits, you are responsible for the following:

Extremely Important:  All paperwork must be submitted TWO WEEKS before the start of classes. Any paperwork received after the start of classes will be considered late and payment of benefits may be delayed. In this case, please make necessary payment arrangements to secure your classes.

Veterans Upward Bound

Baton Rouge Community College has partnered with Southeastern Louisiana University's Veterans Upward Bound Program to help provide veterans with a variety of services including:

Enrollment Assistance
Financial Aid Counseling
Career Exploration
Academic Assistance
For more information contact their offices at or toll free at 1-800-616-2316


Helpful Numbers: VA School Certifying Official

888-442-4551 – GI Bill Customer Service Line
877-823-2378 – GI Bill Enrollment Verification Line
(225) 925-7268 – Veteran Affair’s Baton Rouge’s Office
504-619-4346 – Veteran Affair’s New Orleans’ Office
(225) 216-8010 -- BRCC VA Fax