2019-2020 Catalog

Veterans, National Guard and Reserves

The Registrar’s Office assists veterans, their dependents or spouses, and members of the National Guard/Reserves in determining their eligibility for education benefits. Students who are eligible for benefits through a program administered by the Veterans Administration are provided with assistance in filing for benefits.

PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE VA INCLUDE:

  • Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008;
  • Montgomery G.I. Bill® — Active duty (MGIB-AD), Chapter 30;
  • Montgomery G.I. Bill® — Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), Chapter 1606;
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program, Chapter 1607;
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Chapter 35; and
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR&E), Chapter 31.
  • In addition, the Registrar’s Office administers the Commonwealth of Massachusetts tuition waiver programs for eligible veterans with specified wartime service and eligible members of the National Guard. As each program has a different set of eligibility, filing and compliance rules, students are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s Office for an explanation of program benefits and requirements.

See Valor Act Academic Credit Policy.

Delayed VA Payments

Under SS248 PL 115-407 Section 103, BCC will not impose a late fee, denial of access to facilities, or other penalty against a veteran or eligible dependent due to a late payment of tuition and/or fees from the VA up to the certified benefits amount. Any portion of the student bill not covered by VA benefits is still expected to be settled by the due date.