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).

VA School Certifying Official:

Tyrone Perkins:

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.

Helpful Numbers:

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

Baton Rouge Community College does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies and procedures with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.