Veterans Services

Peninsula College recognizes and appreciates all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. If you are a veteran, or a survivor or dependent of a veteran working toward a degree or certificate, you may be eligible for veterans’ educational benefits. To determine eligibility and apply for benefits, visit benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Veterans Services provides guidance to veterans, their dependents, active military, and reservists regarding education benefits. Prospective and continuing student veterans and other eligible individuals can get information on the college website at pencol.edu or meet with the veteran advisor who can assist with the new student process, educational planning questions, and provide referrals to campus, local, regional, and state resources. The Peninsula College Veterans Center is located in the J building. The Center houses the veteran advisor and space for studying, programs, and connecting with other veterans.

Check with Veterans Services to obtain information about a possible tuition waiver. Veterans, as well as children and spouses of totally disabled, POW/MIA, or deceased eligible veterans or National Guard members, may apply.

If you have questions, contact Veterans Services at veterans@pencol.edu or (360) 417-6224, or call toll-free (877) 452-9277, ext. 6224, or contact us by video phone at (360) 406-4759.

Services Members Opportunity Colleges

Peninsula College is an institutional member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 1,900 colleges and universities providing voluntary postsecondary education to members of the military throughout the world. As an SOC member, we recognize the unique nature of the military lifestyle and have committed to assessing the transfer of relevant course credits and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experiences. This commitment includes a partnership with Army Recruiting Command Program ConAP that links new soldiers to college at the time of enlistment.

SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a consortium of 15 leading national higher education associations. It is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Association of Community Colleges.