Cerro Coso Community College is hosting a Veterans Benefit Webinar via Zoom from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, highlighting information on how to enroll as a student and receive military educational benefits at the college.

Discussion topics will a brief overview of education benefits, processes for the G.I. Bill and CalVet Fee Waiver, college resources, and the new MyVRC app.

Those attending are encouraged to preregister at https://www.cerrocoso.edu/event/virtual-veterans-benefits-webinar. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to attend.

The new MyVRC App is designed specifically for Cerro Coso’s military and veteran students to help them access information and staff contacts, provides links to campus and community resources, has a built-in chat feature, access to wellness and crisis resources, and provides success tools and learning resources. The app allows them to build a network of buddies and introduce themselves to other veterans on campus. The MyVRC can be downloaded for free from the APP Store or Google Play using keyword myvrc.

They make sacrifices for our nation; education doesn’t have to be one of them. Cerro Coso offers a wide range of services and programs in support of their military and veteran students.

The college is registering for fall 2020 classes that begin Aug. 24.

Natalie Dorrell is the director of public relations and institutional advancement for Cerro Coso Community College.

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