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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.

If you are interested in Military Tuition Assistance due to still being in the Military make sure that you reach out to your ESO, Education Services Officer with your Branch to confirm your qualifications and how those benefits work they will be able to see our courses in the course catalog that school uploads for tuition assistance.  You will submit your schedule to your ESO and they will help ensure the course gets the necessary approvals.  The service member can bring their approval to the college so that your payment can be processed.

Links to our program outlines:

If the college's default rate is above the standards established in the DODMOU the VA SCO will notify the military students of this in accordance with the DOD MOU.


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 progress, 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 a war or national emergency.
  • Chapter 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

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


DOD Tuition

The Tuition Rates below are for the 2024-2025 Academic Year


Reno County Tuition   $89

In state Tuition            $99

Out of State Tuition    $130

International Tuition    $139

DOD Fees

This student fee rate is for the 2024-2025 Academic Year


Student Fees are $29 per credit hour

Veterans Benefit Process

Apply for Admissions at

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

Register for Classes in

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

Apply for VA benefits at
(6-8 weeks to process)

Meet with a VA Certifying Official

Apply for Financial Aid at

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

Credit for Military Training/Non-Collegiate Education

Students may earn college credit for education for non-collegiate educational experiences or armed services training. Credit is awarded based on the recommendations in the American Council on Education Guide and approval by the department chairperson where credit is requested.

The granting of this credit by HutchCC does not guarantee transferability to any other institution.

HutchCC reserves the right to not accept transfer equivalency work that may be more than 5 years old.

Procedure Credit for Military Training/Non-Collegiate Education

  • Student submits their educational experiences to ACE.
    • American Council on Education (ACE) and ACE Guides –Major coordinating body for higher education institutions in the U.S., providing leadership on 3rd party, unbiased credit equivalency recommendations among other services. ACE Guides are credit recommendations for formal instructional programs and examinations offered by non-collegiate agencies (including civilian employers, the military, professional associations, and other workplace related-training).
  • The college receives ACE documentation at the student’s request.  The Records Office then submits the ACE evaluation and Credit for Prior Learning from Collegiate Non-Accredited or International Institution & Military Training/Non-Collegiate Education Form to the appropriate Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair.
  • The appropriate Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair reviews supporting documentation and indicates HutchCC award.  It is then sent to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • The Vice President of Academic Affairs signs the form as acceptance of the award and forwards to the Records Office and it posted to the transcript.  If not accepted the form is returned to the Department Chair for student notification.

Full transfer credit policy can be found here:



External Resources for Veterans

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

VA Education Call Center
(888) 442-4551

Direct Deposit Enrollment

Apply for VA Educational benefits:

E-Benefits is a one-stop shop for online benefits-related info

Request for change of Program or Place of Training

Military Service Transcript request:

Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) This site allows students to submit their monthly verification of enrollment over the Internet

GI Bill Comparison Tool: A tool for students to aid in the selection of schools and training programs.