Veterans Educational Services

Veterans Educational Services at Bristol provides eligible veterans and eligible dependents connections to a range of services. The College is approved to provide services under the Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E), the Veterans Affairs Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA), the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Reserve GI Bill®, Montgomery GI Bill®, and the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

The College’s certifying official can assist you with processing your application for benefits through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, please contact Veterans Educational Services at 774-357-2227 or stop by the Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center in E building, room 103.

 

In compliance with S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103, Bristol Community College will allow an individual who provides proof of eligibility for Veterans Educational Benefits under Chapters 31 (Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®)  to begin courses at any time after the effective date stated on their certificate of eligibility or VA 22-1905 form. Bristol Community College will allow students to remain in their course(s) until the Secretary pays the college for the courses. The college will not impose academic or financial penalties (denial of access to classes, libraries or other resources and/or late fees) on the student for delayed payment. The covered individual will not be required to pay/borrow additional funds in order to satisfy their balance as long as eligibility for Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 remains in place.

 

In accordance with The Veterans Choice Act, section 702, the college will charge in-state tuition and fee amounts to “covered individuals.” A covered individual is defined as:

  • A Veteran who lives in the state where the institute of higher learning (IHL) is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • An individual using transferred benefits who lives in the state where the IHL is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits who lives in the state where the IHL is located and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state where the IHL is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).

The in-state tuition provisions do not apply to those individuals on active duty using benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty.

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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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