Mountain Empire Community College programs are approved for enrollment of qualified veterans, survivors, dependents, and certain reservists.

  • New students or new applicants should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer, Lena Grace, to apply for benefits.
  • Continuing students (those receiving benefits the previous semester) should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer, Lena Grace to be re-certified each semester.
  • Returning students (those who previously received benefits but have not attended the College for a semester or more) should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer to restart benefits.

To apply for veterans’ benefits while attending MECC, visit the Veterans Affairs Officer, located in the Robb Hall, email or call 276-523-9028.

Students and their families can compare the following across multiple financial aid offers by visiting, Know Before You Owe.

For more information about GI Bills & Programs that are available to qualifying students, visit GI Bills & Programs

For more information about receiving your benefits and payment deadlines, visit Receiving Your Benefits & Payments

The Veterans affairs office is located on the MECC campus on the first floor of Robb Hall, Room 106. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached by phone at 276-523-9028. For more information, visit Veterans Benefits

The purpose of this policy is to define prohibited student recruitment practices.

In accordance with 38 US Code 3696, Mountain Empire Community College does not provide commissions, bonuses or any other form of incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollments or financial aid (including tuition assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in student recruitment, admissions activities or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

Mountain Empire Community College also refrains from high-pressure recruitment tactics, such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, during any 1-month period.  Contact from Mountain Empire Community College will be made in response to a student-initiated inquiry, application or other form of request.  Mountain Empire Community College also refrains from same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing service member enrollments.  Mountain Empire Community College’s open-access mission may allow prospective applicants with a desire to do so to apply and register quickly when the applicant’s desired term is open for enrollment, but Mountain Empire Community College’s rolling admission puts the applicant in control of the timeframe in which they choose to register for courses.

  1. Click here to log in to MyMECC.
  2. Click on the SIS tile.
  3. Click on the Student Records eForms tile.
  4. On the left, click the tab for Military Benefit Certify eForm.
  5. Fill out the information on the form to the best of your knowledge and click the blue Submit button at the bottom of the page when finished. If there are any issues with your form, an error message will pop up when you click Submit. You must correct all errors before the form is complete.
    Note: If you would like to save your progress and come back later, you may click Save instead.

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Attention Military & Veteran Students


We’re pleased to announce CREDIT2CAREERS (C2C) – Virginia’s Community College System’s (VCCS) Academic and Career Portal

C2C is a personalized virtual counseling tool that will provide military-connected users to:

  • Explore academic degree programs offered by all 23 community colleges.
  • Instantly get an estimate of potential credits from your Military education, experience, and training.
  • Personalized exploration of civilian careers related to your military training and specialties; personal interests; or recommended by interest evaluations.
  • Receive real time employment information to assist military and veteran students in making informed post-secondary decisions.

MECC Student Veterans Association

MECC Student Veterans Association works to engage the administration, faculty, staff and local veterans in support services to improve the educational experience for all MECC student veterans and their families. Membership is open to all registered veterans, service members currently enrolled and faculty and staff of MECC that are veterans. Members that graduate will be granted alumni membership status. Student veterans will be greeted with friendship, support, and access to resources that will not only enhance their educational experience but will provide social and cultural awareness opportunities that will last a lifetime.

For more information, please contact the Student Veterans Association Sponsor.