Student Resources

BPCC Office of Disability Services


Verify Your Enrollment

Students using the following chapters of the GI Bill® are required to verify their enrollment on the last day of each month they are enrolled in order to receive payment from the VA:

  • Chapter 30
  • Chapter 1606
  • Chapter 1607
  • Chapter 35 (if enrolled less than half time)

Here are the options to verify enrollment

  • Call 877-823-2378
  • Log into WAVESWill open new browser window or tab (Web Automative Verification of Enrollment)
    Remember: Your VA File number is your Social Security Number

VA processing takes time so please continue to call every day if the system states that it does not recognize your VA File number.

If you do not verify with the VA that you are enrolled for the previous month, they will not generate funds from your GI Bill®.


Mobilization Policy

Mobilization PolicyPDF File


VA Work Study

If you are using a GI Bill® benefit and are attending school as a full-time or 3/4 time student in a college degree, vocational, or professional program, you can “earn while you learn” with a VA work-study allowance. Contact workstudy.vbamus@va.gov for more information.

 


Transferring Students

Are you coming to BPCC from another school?

Did you use your GI Bill® benefits at that school?

If you have attended another school using your GI Bill® and then transferred your degree program to BPCC, please notify the VA by completing a “Request for Change of Program or Place of Training”

You can complete this form electronically by logging into your e-benefits account under forms or you can complete the PDF form below and fax it to the VA at 918-781-7863.

  • If you are the veteran or military member complete the following: VA Form 22-1995PDF File
  • If you are a dependent using a veteran’s benefits, complete the following: VA Form 22-5495PDF File

Visiting Students

If you are a visiting student at BPCC taking classes to transfer back to your parent college, there are certain steps to take while using the GI Bill®.

Please contact the Veteran Educational Services office for the details to ensure your benefits are processed correctly.


Licensing and Certification Reimbursement

In today’s business and federal workforce, having a license or certification can open doors for you. A license is required for most professions, and for jobs that are subject to state or other government regulations.

Reimbursement for certain licensing and certification tests have been specifically approved for the GI Bill® by the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA will pay only for the cost of the tests, not any other fees connected with obtaining a license or certification.

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Application for ReimbursementPDF File

BPCC Foundation Scholarships – www.bpccfoundation.org/scholarshipsWill open new browser window or tab

Please indicate in your essay for the scholarship packet that you are military affiliated so the foundation staff can take that into consideration for military affiliated scholarships.


Local Area Resources

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
510 East Stoner Avenue
Shreveport LA 71101
318-990-5012
Veteran Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-8255 ( Press 1)
VeteranCrisisLine.net
Volunteers of America Veteran Services
313 Arthur Ray Teague Pkwy
Shreveport LA 71101
318-212-0660
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
3341 Youree Drive, Suite 109
Shreveport, LA 71105
318-861-3984
Readjustment Counseling Services
2800 Youree Dr. Bldg. 1 Ste. 105
Shreveport LA 71104
318-990-4489
Northwest LA Veterans Home
453 Jordan Street
Bossier City  LA 71112
318-741-2763
Bossier Parish DVA
2292 Barksdale Blvd
Bossier City, LA 71112
318-741-7470
Caddo Parish DVA
1237 Murphy Street
Shreveport LA 71101
318-676-7540
Natchitoches Parish DVA
203 St Denis St Rm 207
Natchitoches, LA 71457
318-357-3106
Woody’s Home For Veterans
448 Jordan Street
Shreveport LA 71101
318-934-0048
Vet Center
Shreveport, LA 71104
318-861-1776
Troops To Teachers
Capital Station
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
225-219-5429
VFW Post 2885 
Hunter Rickerson Post
127 W Roosevelt Dr.
Minden, LA 71055
Disabled American Veterans #30
7012 Suntan Street
Shreveport LA 71108
318-751-5981
LA Work Force Commission
Veterans Outreach Program
2900 Dowdell Street
Shreveport LA 71103-3810
318-676-7787
VFW Post 4588
Gandy-Brown Post
1004 Jeter St
Bossier City, LA 71111
318-752-4588
American Legion
3515 South Lakeshore Drive
Shreveport LA 71109
318-635-8186