Veterans Retraining Assistance Program through Lamar Community College

Lamar Community College is proud to announce an additional opportunity for veterans to receive financial assistance toward their college educations through the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). Funds are available due to the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Through the program, veterans can receive up to 12 months of educational training assistance. The assistance must be used towards a degree or certificate in relation to a high demand occupation. Students receiving assistance must attend full-time at a community college or technical school.

VRAP began on July 1, 2012, is limited to 54,000 participants nationwide and is available through March 31, 2014. Recipients to receive assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montogomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (approximately $1,473 per month). The U.S. Department of Labor will also offer employment assistance to those who participate in the program.

The training must be completed for a high demand occupation that was named by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S Department of Veterans affairs. The majority of Lamar Community College’s certificates of study qualify for this opportunity, including the Accounting Certificate, Business Certificate, Welding Certificate, and Esthetician Certificate. To find the full listing of high demand occupations, to see if you qualify for the assistance, or to begin the application process, go to

Lamar Community College encourages area veterans to take advantage of this or other veterans’ assistance programs to enhance their careers. Visit LCC’s Student Services Center or contact 719.336.1590 for more information.

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Lamar Community College Press Release

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