Center for Military and Veterans Education

Welcome to the CMVE

Tidewater Community College serves military-related students through several convenient campus locations, as well as on several area bases. Find out why TCC is consistently rated as “best for vets” and “military friendly"!

Admission procedures are different depending whether you are active-duty, veteran or dependent.

Learn about admission
Credit where it's due

TCC values your prior learning experiences, including those gained through the military.

Info on credits
Ratings roadmap

Through the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership, TCC will work with you to satisfy your education and career goals - wherever you are. 


Learn about the NCPDLP program
Best for vets and military-friendly

The CMVE is a one-stop resource with a dedicated military advising and student support team

The CMVE has over 50 staff members working on the college’s four campuses who are dedicated to your success, providing quality consolidated student services and broadening TCC’s extensive service to military-related students. Of the CMVE staff, 93% are veterans or spouses of an active service member.

Using your benefits

Whether you are active duty, retired or a military dependent, chances are you have educational benefits that you can use towards your education at TCC. We can help you identify your available benefits and walk you through the process of applying for and using them. Select your status below to find out more.

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Active duty

Tuition assistance, GI Bill®, financial aid? We can help you choose the best benefits for your situation.

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Let us help you figure out the appropriate GI Bill® for your situation and walk you through the application process.

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Spouse or dependent

MyCAA funds? Transfer of benefits from the GI Bill®? Our knowledgeable counselors will put you on the right path.

Preparing for the workforce

Are considering your options for a civilian career? Do you want to advance your career in the military? The CMVE provides professional development programs in a variety of industries. One may be just right for you.

Learn more about all the professional development programs we offer.

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Navy College Partnership Distance Learning Program (NCPDLP)

TCC participates in the NCPDLP program, which provides Sailors an opportunity to earn rating-relevant degrees.

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Maritime Logistics

Learn about the acquisition, movement and flow of goods and services for the civilian or military maritime industries.

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Solar Ready Vets

TCC has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic for a free pilot program that prepares transitioning sailors for potential employment in the solar industry upon discharge.

Activities, opportunities and news

Military-related students at TCC can take advantage of many services and activities. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

Program spotlight

New TCC program in digital court reporting is geared toward military students


Begin your military career at TCC with no military commitment and the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college or university!

Employment Assistance

CMVE’s career specialists cater to military-related students and maintain relationships with employers looking to hire veterans.


TCC recognized again as "Best for Vets"


New web tool helps TCC’s military-related students earn credit for prior learning

Student Veterans of America

Get involved in this college-wide organization for all military related students including spouses and dependents.

CMVE Offices

We can be reached at 757-822-7645 or, if outside the U.S., toll-free at 855-399-7480.

Office hours:
Virginia Beach: Mon - Tue: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wed - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Chesapeake: Mon - Tue: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wed - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Norfolk: Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Portsmouth: Mon - Tue: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wed - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Virginia Beach (Main Office)

Building D (Kempsville)
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-7710


Pass Building
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-5014


Andrews Building
350 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-1650


Building A
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-2136

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