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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN A CHRIST-CENTERED ENVIRONMENT

Central Baptist College offers a military friendly college for the courageous men and women who have served and continue to serve our great country. We have been dedicated to working with our armed forces branches for years to honor all veterans, who currently serve and have served, in either a traditional style classroom, online or hybrid class format.

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*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Financial Aid

Veteran Discount

  • for those students receiving Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA). CBC will provide a general Veteran discount equivalent to the remaining tuition cost up to 16 credit hours per the military fiscal year (OCT – SEPT).

  • for those students receiving Chapter 1606 GI Bill®: CBC will provide a general Veteran discount equivalent to the remaining tuition costs up to 65%.

  • for those students receiving other types of armed forces benefits: CBC may provide a general Veteran discount equivalent to the remaining tuition cost (Contact the VA Certifying Official) to confirm eligible benefits.

  • Veterans not using their benefits: CBC will provide a general Veteran discount equivalent to tuition reduction of 25%.

  • Veterans discounts will be applied after all military aid, and/or Pell Grant or any other eligible federal or state grant or scholarship is applied.

  • Veterans discounts are provided for the equivalent of tuition costs only, not including fees.

  • In order to be eligible for the tuition discounts, students must (1) complete the FAFSA annually and (2) receive annual benefit counsel by the institution’s VA Certifying Official to maximize their benefits.

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)

  • Prospective students utilizing FTA needs to obtain the approval of their active ESO.

  • students utilizing FTA need to provide the Business Office with FTA approval forms prior to the payment deadline date

  • the student’s account balance will not reflect FTA until payment is received. However, the received approval form will permit attendance to class until FTA funds are applied

         Process Instructions

  • Students who are armed forces personnel and are using Tuition Assistance (TA) as payment:

  • Are required to submit their TA Approval Form at least 5 business days prior to the start of the course.

  • Are responsible for course costs not covered by TA.

  • Must pay course costs not covered by TA up front on a per course basis.

  • CBC Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

  • Central Baptist College reserves the right to withdraw a student from classes and not allow future attendance if the student’s account is not paid in full.

Yellow Ribbon Program participation

for qualifying students; the Yellow Ribbon Program may make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill® entitlement.

We Process the Following Enrollment Certifications

VA GI Bill Education Benefits including Post 9/11 (Chapter 33)

Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (Chapter 30)

Montgomery GI Bill® – Select Reserve (Chapter 1606)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

Survivors & Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35)

VA Vocational Rehabilitation (chapter 31)

Flexible Leave Policy

Refund Policy for Students Called to Active Duty Service


A student who withdraws from Central Baptist College as a result of being called to active duty in the armed forces for the United States or the Arkansas National Guard will have his/her charges adjusted in the following manner.

  1. All tuition and fees collected in advance will be refunded to the student.

  2. All charges for tuition and fees will be reversed.

  3. A copy of the active duty orders is required to be submitted to obtain any charge reversal or refund.

Learn more about the refund & re-admission process in the college's course catalog.

Military Leave

Affiliations

Central Baptist College is committed to offering the best for our armed forces students.

The list below are the Central Baptist College armed forces affiliations so that our information stays current in order to offer you, the student, the best service possible.

  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Approved Provider

  • Texas Association of Collegiate Veteran’s Program Officials (TACVPO)

  • Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists (WAVES)

  • Yellow Ribbon Program

Military Affiliations

Resources

DD-214 Form Information

 

How to Request a DD-214 Form

The best way to receive a copy of your DD 214 is get an e-Benefits account.

  • Go to ebenefits.va.gov and register.

  • Once you have a premium account.

  • Click on the "Manage Benefits" tab. 

  • Go to the Military Personnel File (DPRIS) link to request a copy of the DD 214.

If you served before records were scanned into the system, try archives.gov/veterans and click on the "Request Military Records Online" tab.


DD-214 — Extra Social Security Benefit

The following is special DD 214 information that all armed forces personnel should read and pay special attention to.

 

Here is how it works:

  • You qualify for a higher social security payment because of your active duty service, between 1957 through 2001 (the program was done away with 1 January 2002).

  • This is not just for retirees, BUT anyone who has served on active duty between January 1957 to December 31, 2001.

  • You could qualify for up to $1200 per year of earnings credit; credited at time of application – this can make a substantial difference in social security monthly payments upon your retirement.

  • You must bring your DD-214 to the Social Security Office and you must ask for this benefit to receive it!

  • Refer to this Social Security Retirement Benefits website to learn more.

Joint Services Transcript (JST) Request

The Joint Services Transcript (JST) provides a description of your armed forces schooling and work history in civilian language. It serves as a counseling tool for academic and career counselors in advising service members and veterans. It serves as an aid in preparing resumes and explaining Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard and Navy work experience to civilian employers. It also saves time and money by awarding academic credits, which means less tuition to pay and less time spent in the classroom.

 

The JST is accepted by more than 2,300 colleges and universities.

Learn more....

 

Click to Request a JST Transcript

Helpful Resources

Active Duty & Veteran Debt Relief Options

A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense

College Scholarships & Resources for Veterans

A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense

Hit the civilian world running with our tools, guides and expert advice

Retirement Benefit planner from the Social Security Administration

A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense

We Are The 22

Veteran Suicide Crisis Hotline

ROTC

Central Baptist College ROTC Partnership

How it Works

Central Baptist College partners with the Bayonet Battalion of UCA to offer ROTC to our students. CBC students choosing to participate in ROTC will remain enrolled with CBC and receive all the benefits of the US ARMY ROTC program. Upon graduation from CBC and successful completion of the ROTC program students will have the opportunity to serve as an officer in the US Army, Army National Guard or US Army Reserves.

Why Join?

The ROTC program is an opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills while attending college at CBC. The program offers 2-3 or 3-5 year scholarships that pay all tuition and fees or room and board along with $1,200 per year for books. Minuteman Scholarships are also available for National Guard and US Army Reserves members. Contracted Cadets receive monthly tax-free stipends of up to $500 for living expenses.

Tyree Avery Central Baptist College selected to the ROTC partnership program

There are critical shortages of ARMY Chaplains. ROTC provides the opportunity for qualified Cadets to receive an Education Delay to go directly from undergraduate to graduate school/seminary to fulfill the requirements to become an active duty chaplain. This career requires servant leadership that Central Baptist College exists to prepare students for.

Tyree Avery, CBC Wrestling alum, was selected for a 2.5 year ROTC scholarship in 2018

Military Relations Staff

Our staff at Camp Robinson National Guard Post in North Little Rock, AR and on campus in Conway, AR is committed to all service men & women and civilian students.  Central Baptist College offers this alternative site for our PACE (Professional Adult College Education) Program to better serve Central Arkansas with the convenient and accelerated college format built with the busy adult in mind. Please contact them if you are interested in attending or if you need initial armed forces aid benefit counseling.

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Kristin Capps

VA Certifying Official

(501) 205-8852

Registrar's Office, Watkins 1st Floor

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