Step One: Complete the FTCC application

  I have previously attended FTCC and have not been enrolled for at least three consecutive semesters

This also includes completing the Residency Determination System (RDS) questionnaire to determine your tuition rate.

If you feel that you were incorrectly listed as an out-of-state student paying out-of-state tuition rates, please contact RDS at 1-844-319-3640 or log-on to your RDS account to complete a reconsideration.


Step Two: Apply for VA Benefits

Application online at   va.gov

  • Click the “Apply for Education Benefits” link in the Education box.
  • Scroll slightly down the page and select the “Find Your Education Benefits Form” link
  • Check the options that apply to you
  • Do you have a service-connected disability rating? See if you qualify for VR&E (Chapter 31)
  • Click Apply Now
  • You may either sign in with your e-benefits account to save your progress or Start your application without signing in.

Below are the forms needed for the benefit types. (The form number will be listed just above the link to start your application):

New Benefit

  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11, Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Selected Reserve & Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) – based on own service; VA Form 22-1990
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 Transferred Benefit – VA Form 22-1990e
  • Chapter 35 Dependents Education Assistance – VA Form 22-5490

Change of Program or Place of Training

  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11, Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Selected Reserve & Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) – Benefit based on own service; VA Form 22-1995
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 (Transferred Benefit) – VA Form 22-1995
  • Chapter 35 Dependents Education Assistance – VA Form 22-5495

a)    Click Apply Now

b)    You may either sign in with your e-benefits account to save your progress or Start your application without signing in.

Save your confirmation page for your records and to be turned in to Veteran Services Office.

Contact Veteran Services Office at 910-678-8580/8395 or email at: vso@faytechcc.edu for additional assistance.

Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (needed if VA education benefits were previously used elsewhere.)

  • Veterans and ToE students – VA Form 22-1995
  • Dependents – VA Form 22-5495

Save your confirmation page for your records and to be turned in to Veteran Services Office. 

Contact Veteran Services Office at 910-678-8580/8395 or email at: vso@faytechcc.edu for additional assistance.


Step Three: Submit Official Transcripts

To be fully admitted to FTCC, all students must submit their high school transcripts and/or college indicating a conferred degree. To receive potential transfer credit, students should submit the following official transcripts:

  • Joint Service Transcript (JST);
  • Transcripts from any previous institutions attended;
  • Any official score reports for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST).

If you have submitted official high school or college transcripts to FTCC within in the past 7 years, you may not have to resubmit the documents. Call Admissions at 910-678-8473 to ask about your status.

Bring your official sealed transcripts to FTCC or have your previous institution send them electronically to admissions@faytechcc.edu or mail to:

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Admissions Office
PO Box 35236
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303


Step Four: Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FTCC’s Code is 007640


Step Five: Take the Placement Test if Applicable

You are waived from taking the placement exam if:

  • You graduated from a United States high school within ten years of enrollment
  • You received a GED® between 2014 – present (*score range 100-200)
  • You received a HiSet ® between 2014 – present
  • You have taken the ACT or SAT within ten years of enrollment
  • You have earned the minimum required CLEP score for English or math
  • You have taken a North Carolina Community College approved placement test within ten years from test date
  • You have successfully completed a college-level English and math course
  • You have an Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution (RAI).

If you do not meet one of these criteria, then you need to take the RISE assessment.


Step Six:  Register for Classes

  • FTCC will notify you by email and letter within 2-3 business days letting you know your seven-digit student ID number, default password, and additional instructions for logging into SelfServiceBlackboard and Student Email. If you do not receive this information within 3 business days, please contact admissions@faytechcc.edu or 910-678-8473.
  • Use FTCC Self-Service to register for your courses. Please pay special attention to meeting times and dates of courses.

Step Seven:  Complete the New Veteran Student Intake form and Veterans Enrollment Certification form

  • Submit the New Veteran Student Intake form
  • Paperwork to submit includes:
    1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
      • Confirmation page of online application can be temporarily accepted until COE is received. (This would be the confirmation page from step twoApply for VA Education Benefits)
    2. DD-214 (Member 4) or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
      • Dependents using Chapter 35 benefits must have sponsor’s social security number to submit intake form. 
  • Submit the Veterans Enrollment Certification Request Form:
    1. Notifies the Veterans Services Office of the student’s intention to use VA educational benefits
    2. Authorizes the School Certifying Official (SCO) to certify course enrollment to VA for processing payment of benefits
    3. Must be submitted once per semester, after registering for classes, otherwise enrollment will not be certified to VA and benefits will not be issued.

Contact Veteran Services Office at 910-678-8580/8395 or email at: vso@faytechcc.edu for additional assistance.