Veteran’s (VA) Education Benefits

NMJC is approved by the state of New Mexico for VA Education Benefits (G.I. Bill®). Most NMJC course offerings are approved and meet veteran’s educational assistance criteria under federal and state laws. Eligible students may apply for VA benefits online.

Students must provide their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in order to attend or participate in a program of education. When applicable, the student must also include certified copies of discharge (DD-214) along with the application for Program of Education or Training, as well as original marriage license and birth certificates of children claimed as dependents.

Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the available college counseling services. Each veteran is assigned a faculty advisor who provides guidance relative to program planning, scheduling, and other areas of academic progress. The services of a professional counselor are also available to the veteran through the college counseling office. The veteran who is experiencing academic difficulty is expected to take advantage of these services.

For further information, visit or call the School Certifying Official (SCO). Information about VA Education benefits in general can be found at the VA website, or by calling 8-888-GI-BILL-1.

Contact Information: VA School Certifying Official Office, 575.492.2561

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