Welcome to Hutchinson Community College

Military Services

The Hutchinson Community College Military Services department is honored to provide service members, veterans, and their families a quality education, delivering accessible opportunities for learning, growth and improved quality of life.

What We Do

The Military Services department helps service members, veterans, and their families gain access to their military educational benefits. We assist with applying for benefits, admission to the college, advising services and course selection. Referrals to Accessibility Services and Counseling resources are also provided. We provide enrollment information to the VA, monitor satisfactory process and report any issues to the VA in a timely manner.

Veterans Services & Military Benefits

GI Benefits

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill provides 36 months of educational benefits
  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits for veterans with service connected disabilities
  • Chapter 33 Post 9-11 Pays tuition and fees, housing allowance, and book stipend
  • Chapter 35 Survivors Dependent Educational Benefits
  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill for selective reserve
  • Chapter 1607 Montgomery GI Bill for selective reserves called up to active duty in response to war or national emergency.
  • Chapter 32

For more information about these educational benefits, go to the VA website

https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/factsheets.asp#BM11

GI Bill

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

https://benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Trademark_Terms_of_Use.asp

Contact Details

KY WASHINGTON
washingtonk@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3400
1-888-GO-HUTCH


Contact Details

WALTER HORBOTOWICZ
horbotowiczw@hutchcc.edu
785-239-2551
1-888-GO-HUTCH

Veterans Benefit Process

Apply for Admissions at
www.hutchcc.edu/admissions

Meet with an advisor
* Degree Planning
* Discuss Testing
* Choose Classes

Register for Classes in
DragonZone

Pay for tuition not covered by VA benefits by
the payment deadline.

Apply for VA benefits at
www.gibill.va.gov
(6-8 weeks to process)

Meet with a VA Certifying Official

Apply for Financial Aid at
www.fafsa.gov

Complete HutchCC's required paperwork
HutchCC will submit Enrollment Certification
to the VA after the first day of class

VA will make payment to the student.
Allow 2-3 weeks after the first day of class


Credit for Military Training

Students may earn college credit for armed services training or an array of educational experiences (e.g., seminars/workshops, CLEP/AP/IB examinations, apprenticeship/licensure/recognized credentials). Military training credit is awarded based on the recommendations in the American Council on Education Guide and approved by a programmatic expert.

For a listing of credit for Military training search Hutchinson Community College at

https://military.kansasregents.org/


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Resources

External Resources for Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255 (Option 1)

VA Education Call Center
(888) 442-4551

Direct Deposit Enrollment
877-838-2778

Apply for VA Educational benefits:
https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/

E-Benefits is a one-stop shop for online benefits-related info
http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/

Request for change of Program or Place of Training
https://www.va.gov/education/apply-for-education-benefits/application/1995/introduction

Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard Transcript request: 
https://jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do

Air Force Transcript Request:
https://www.au.af.mil/au/cf/auregistrar/registrar.asp

Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) This site allows students to submit their monthly verification of enrollment over the Internet
https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave

GI Bill Comparison Tool: A tool for students to aid in the selection of schools and training programs.
https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool


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