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PCC hosts veteran's forum

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima Community College is working to make things right after a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs audit earlier this year showed the school had dozens of record keeping violations.

Although the VA has reinstated the school's ability to enroll student's using VA benefits, some students who once served our country are still dealing with the mess.

"Over the last month I've been stressing out over this," said Aaron Lone-Eagle. He is a former marine and he attended PCC. "One month everything is trying to get better and then the next second I've got the VA telling me that I owe them over 8-thousand dollars."

Students like Lone-Eagle are dealing with the VA because of mistakes the school may have made from as far back as 2010.

PCC school leaders tell us if a student has an issue with VA and it is the school's fault, PCC will take full responsibility for it.

PCC has also hired several more staff members to help address the issue and go through more than 2,000 files to make sure everything is being done properly.

If you still need help sorting things out, PCC is hosting a second forum this Monday from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at PCC Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room (CC Building, Room 108).

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