We welcome military service members, veterans and their families. Here’s how to apply to SCC and start building a better future.
Earn a degree, diploma or certificate on campus or online, or prepare for a job in one of our Go to Work programs. We offer flexibility and support services to help you reach your goals while serving your country or after you’ve retired from active duty.
The application process is quick and simple, and we’re here to help. Just follow these easy steps:
Submit your application for admission. Which application you use depends on your benefits:
File for your GI Bill® Benefits
Visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to learn about the various GI Bill® Programs and which are best for you. Once you've decided, you can use the following links to apply for the different benefits:
*IMPORTANT: The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs does take up to 6-8 weeks to process your application so be sure to fill it out as soon as possible.
Submit your ACT or SAT scores or the results of placement testing.
If you have not taken the ACT/SAT please contact our testing center to arrange for a free placement test.
Your military experience may count for credit at SCC. To find out if they do, go to the American Council on Education (ACE) website and find your services transcript site then have an official copy sent to the Office of Admissions.
Active Duty, Drilling Reservist, or National Guard
If you are on active duty, a drilling reservist, or a member of the National Guard you may qualify for Federal or State Tuition Assistance (TA). Visit the Military and Veteran Student Services website for further information. Many of these programs are time-sensitive so the earlier you get things done, the smoother your benefits will go. Keep in mind that schools and other programs have their own deadlines as well.
Schedule an appointment with Advising
Once you are admitted to the school, you will receive a letter of acceptance with all the information necessary to set up your orientation and advising session to schedule your classes for the semester and/or take the placement test. Visit the Advising web page for more information about scheduling.
Contact the VA certifying official to certify your classes so you can receive your GI Bill® benefits
The VA will send you your Certificate of Eligibility after you are approved to use your GI Bill®. As soon as you receive this, you can mail, fax, or hand-deliver a copy of this document to the Somerset Community College VA Certifying Official.
Your classes will only be certified if they directly apply to your degree program.
Your benefits will vary depending on the amount of hours you take. 12 credit hours are needed to receive full benefits during a normal 16-week semester. If you are unsure about the hours needed, contact the Military & Veteran Student Services Center.
Tuition and fees not covered by the student’s military or veteran educatonal benefits are the responsibility of the student, and must be paid by the published payment deadlines.
Each federal tuition assistance (TA) program requires different eligibility requirements and steps. Please reference the appropriate links for your branch of service. Provided below is a brief overview of what you may encounter when applying for your TA. Per Department of Defense (DOD) all TA is capped at $250 per semester hour, $166.67 per quarter hour, and $16.67 per clock hour. For cost of attendance, financial aid and admissions timeline, tuition and fees, and books, please refer to the Resource links below.
The DOD issued a policy that Tuition Assistance will not be authorized for classes for which a member is also receiving benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve program (chapter 1606 of title 10, United States Code), Reserve Educational Assistance Program (chapter 1607 of title 10, United States Code), or any other GI Bill® program other than the Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty program (chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code) or the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program (chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code).
Note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’ should be placed on the document or webpage in a prominent location.
Students applying for Chapter 33, Post 9/11 benefits should first complete the application online through Vets.gov.
Students applying for Chapter 30, 35, 1606, 1607 may require additional documents to submit to the VA Certifying Official.
Students receiving Chapter 31 Vocational Rehab assistance need to provide the SCC Certifying Official with a copy of their VA Form 1905, or have your case worker provide this before your enrollment can be certified.
Please note: only students receiving Chapters 31 (Voc Rehab) and 33 (Post 9/11) VA Educational Benefits will have their tuition payments submitted directly to SCC. All other students are responsible for making payment arrangements with the business office for payment of their tuition and fees.
Attn: Tuition Waiver Coordinator
321 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
phone: (502) 569-1040
fax: (502) 595-4447
If you’re planning to enlist in the Army, you may be eligible for the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP), a program designed to help you apply to college and access your benefits. Be sure to select KCTCS as your home college when you enlist.
Questions? Contact us. We’re here for you, every step of the way.