About the VA Office

About the VA Office

Clovis Community College, located in Clovis, New Mexico, is approved to train veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, U.S. Code for courses required to complete the programs found in the Course Catalog. Clovis Community College is also an approved work site for Veterans Work Study Program.

VA Benefits

Our Financial Aid team is trained to support military-affiliated students on their distinct educational paths. Prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) as a part of their higher education journey and consult their respective Military Service's education portal for more details. Call the VA Student Hotline Number @ 1 (888-442-4551)  for help accessing the VA portal.  

VA Education Benefits 


  1. In order to use a chapter benefit, the VA student will need to log into their VA portal to request their Certificate of Eligibility, stating which chapter the student is eligible for. This form will need to be turned the Financial Aid office or emailed to finaid@clovis.edu. 
  2. In addition, students will need to fill out the Request for VA Certification form and visit with their academic advisor. The form will then need to be turned into the Financial Aid office.   
  3. Once both the Certificate of Eligibility and the Request for VA Certification forms have been turned into our Financial Aid VA team, the forms will be submitted to the VA for verification.  
  4. Brand new students must also make sure to submit their official high school transcripts along with any official college transcripts before submitting their Request for VA Certification.  

Visit with our Financial Aid VA team for more assistance with the class certification forms or call our number at 575-769-4052.

Please call the VA student hotline for help with any VA portal inquiries and on how to request educational benefits @ 1 (888-442-4551).  

All VA portal questions on how to request VA benefits and the Certificate of Eligibility form will need to be directed to the VA Student Hotline Number representatives: 1 (888-442-4551) .


VA Forms

To qualify for Chapter 33 benefits you must have at least served 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The amount of assistance depends on the member's actual length of service and the educational costs. For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. However, effective 2017, the Forever GI Bill® allows Veterans who left active duty on or after January 1, 2013 to have no limitation of when they may use their benefits.

The following payments may also be available:

  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Annual books and supplies stipend
  • One-time rural benefit payment

Benefit eligibility varies so be sure to log on to www.gibill.va.gov to view what you are entitled to receive.

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® allows Service members to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them through VA. To find out more, visit va.gov.

For additional information, click here.

To qualify for Chapter 30 benefits, you must have entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985, and paid $1,200 into the program, or have entitlements remaining under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance program (Chapter 34 of title 38, U. S. Code.) You are eligible if, as of December 31, 1989, you had served on active duty for any number of days during the period October 19, 1984 to June 30, 1985, and you continued on active duty without a break from July 1, 1985 through June 30, 1988, or if you were eligible for the Post Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, or Chapter 32 of title 38, U. S. Code) and were allowed to contribute the required $1,200 to the Chapter 30 program.

You must have obtained a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate during the qualifying period.
You must have received an "Honorable" discharge.
Basic entitlement provides assistance for 36 months. Eligibility expires 10 years after last discharge from active duty.

Additional information can be found here.

To qualify, you must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985: satisfactorily completed initial active duty for training (IADT): completed a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before completing IADT: and remain in good standing while serving in an active Selected Reserve unit.
You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Your benefit entitlement ends 10 years from the date of your eligibility for the program, or on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.  The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

Additional information can be found here.

 VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985, and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. The Government matches your contributions on a $2 for $1 basis.

The basic entitlement provides assistance for the number of months you made contributions for a maximum of 36 months. Eligibility expires 10 years after last discharge from active duty.

Additional information can be found here.

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. Eligibility expires for children at age 26. If you are a spouse, benefits end 10 years from the date VA finds you eligible or from the date of death of the veteran.

Additional information can be found here.

VA's Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program helps veterans with service-connected disabilities who have a demonstrated employment handicap. Veterans who are available for employment are provided assistance preparing for, obtaining, and maintaining suitable employment. Veterans who cannot work because of the severity of their disabilities may be provided assistance to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. If VA chooses to send a veteran to school, VA will pay tuition, fees, books and supplies, and provide a monthly subsistence allowance.

Additional information can be found here.

This program is available to any students receiving VA education benefits who attend school three-quarters time or more. An individual working under this program may work at the school Veterans' Office, VA Regional Office, VA Medical Facilities, or at approved State employment offices. Work-study students are paid at either the state or Federal minimum wage, whichever is greater. If you have questions on this program contact the VA Work-study Coordinator at 1.800.827.1000 ext. 3302 (outside Ohio 1.888.442.4551).

 "GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

For more detail on the programs above, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill® hotline number at 1-888-442-4551 or visit them online at: www.gibill.va.gov. VA student will need to use their VA portal to access and print their certificate of eligibility (COE), or call the hotline number in order to get guidance on how to access their certificate of eligibility. 

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Financial Aid Department
Dr. H. A. Miller Student Services Center
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101

Email: finaid@clovis.edu
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FAFSA School Code: 004743

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.