Spouses & Dependents

Military and Veteran Services is here to assist our military spouses and dependents use the benefits they have earned.  Fact: 55% of our Military Affiliated Enrollment consists of Dependents and/or Spouses.

Questions: Contact Military & Veteran Services at mvs@vpcc.edu or 757-825-3442.


VA Benefits & Tuition Assistance Options


MyCAA – Military Spouse Career Advancement

  • Program for Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2
  • Funding for license, certification, or associate's degree necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field
  • Annual Fiscal Cap of $2,000 with a maximum tuition benefit of $4,000

Chapter 35 Dependent Education Program

  • Veteran has a 100% permanent service-related disability or Veteran who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition
  • Paid directly to the student via a monthly stipend based on enrollment.  The School is NOT paid by the VA. 
  • A method of payment is required to cover the cost of attendance

Chapter 33 Transfer of Entitlement

  • Benefit must be transferred while Active Duty
  • This benefit pays tuition and fees directly to the College
  • Book stipend paid to student
  • Dependents and spouses are eligible for the Military Housing Allowance (MHA) based on enrollment
    • Spouses of Active Duty Service Members are NOT eligible for MHA


Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship

  • Provides Post-9/11 benefits to children and surviving spouses of Service Members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001
  • May be eligible to receive 100% of the benefits up to 36 months
  • This benefit pays tuition and fees directly to the College
  • Book stipend paid to student
  • Monthly Housing Stipend based on enrollment

VMSDEP – Virginia Military Survivor & Dependent Education Program

  • State Benefit
  • Education benefits for spouses and children of military service members killed, missing in action, taken prisoner, or who became at least 90% disabled as a result of military service in an armed conflict
  • Waives tuition at any 2- or 4-year state college/university for up to 8 semesters
  • Additional stipend eligibility if rated at Tier 2.  Stipend is dependent upon State funding and is not guaranteed.