Veterans Education Benefits

The Registrar's Office in Philadelphia, Suwanee and Moultrie certify the enrollment of all eligible veterans, dependents and members of the Reserves and National Guard for their respective campuses.

The Department of Veterans Affairs determines the eligibility of each veteran. Benefits are dependent on the student's enrollment status at PCOM.

How to use your VA benefits at PCOM

Follow these instructions to use your VA benefits at PCOM:

1. If you are a new student and would like to apply for veteran’s education benefits, please apply for or update your education benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

2. You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veteran Affairs once you have applied for your education benefits. Please submit the COE to:

PCOM

Philip Heywood
Associate Registrar for Academic Records
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 215-871-6703
Email: philiphe@pcom.edu

PCOM Georgia

Ajima Witter
Associate Registrar
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 678-225-7558
Email: ajimawi@pcom.edu

PCOM South Georgia

Tiffany M. Coker, MEd
Assistant Director, Student Services
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 229-668-3132
Email: tiffanyco1@pcom.edu

3. Students are required to have a COE on file with the exception of Chapter 31 (Voc Rehab.). If a COE is not received by the middle of your first semester, we will not certify VA benefits for future terms until a COE is received.

4. Initial certification claims are normally paid within 8-10 weeks of submission. Subsequent claims are paid on a monthly basis consistent with enrollment.

5. Once your COE is submitted in your first term, PCOM will check your status and recertify for subsequent terms. While not required, students are encouraged to contact us once per term to check in and confirm they wish to receive VA benefits for the current or upcoming term. If a student decides they do not wish to receive VA benefits for a certain term, it is required that they contact the VA Certifying Official to make this intention

Additional resources

For general questions concerning your education eligibility and benefits, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the GI Bill website.

Review the links below for more information on your VA benefits programs:

Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020

Please be aware of the Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020. For more information on how to better understand what the new law does to your GI Bill Education benefits, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or refer to the  Financial Aid Office's VA benefits information.

Yellow Ribbon Program at PCOM

PCOM participates in the Veteran's Administration Yellow Ribbon Program. Students who are eligible to receive VA benefits under the Post-9/11 GI bill may be considered to receive additional funds from PCOM under this program.

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