Getting Started With VA Benefits:
Veterans should follow the application procedures as outlined on our Future Students webpage. In addition, veterans who are eligible to receive educational benefits must bring a copy of their DD–214 (separation papers) to the College Veterans Office, as well as their VA file–claim number if previous benefits have been received. Married veterans must also submit a copy of the marriage certificate and birth certificates of any children when applying for educational benefits. In order to receive a tuition waiver, eligible veterans must submit a copy of their DD–214 to the Business Office.
GI BILL® BENEFITS
- Five Must-Know GI Bill® Facts
- Understanding the Post-9/11 GI Bill®
- Learn more about the GI Bill® for Education
Veterans may attend Connecticut Public Colleges and Universities tuition free. Connecticut statutes provide that tuition may be waived for qualified veterans attending the University of Connecticut, Connecticut State Universities and the 12 Community-Technical Colleges. Waivers cover only the cost of tuition for credit-bearing undergraduate and graduate programs. Other charges, such as for books, student activity and course fees, parking, and room and board, are not waived. To qualify for a waiver at the University of Connecticut and Connecticut State Universities, veterans generally must be matriculated, that is, admitted to a degree program. The Community-Technical Colleges are more flexible. Remember to take a copy of your separation papers with you when applying for admission and registering for courses.
A veteran of the Armed Forces who served on active duty during time of war is entitled to a waiver of General Fund tuition provided that the veteran:
- Received an honorable discharge
- Is a resident of Connecticut at the time he/she is accepted for admission to the college
- Served at least ninety (90) days of active duty during any of the following U.S conflicts: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Operation Earnest Will, and Desert Storm. Note: Training, National Guard, and Reserve time are excluded.
Veterans are responsible for notifying the Records Office and the Veterans Office when any change of status occurs (add/drop courses, birth of child, etc.), as well as at the beginning of each academic year. All fees must be paid as they are due unless arrangements have been made in advance with the Director of Financial Aid.
- VA Educational Benefits Student Registration & Advising Procedures Checklist
- Request for VA Certification
MxCC Veterans Assistance Fund
The MxCC Veterans Assistance Fund is a program under which a registered student veteran who runs into financial problems and does not qualify for Federal, State, Local Assistance or the Soldier, Sailors, and Marine Corps Fund may come to the MxCC OASIS Center requesting financial help.
The applicant must be a veteran as defined by Federal law and possess a discharge under honorable conditions or on active duty and currently enrolled for 9+ hours at Middlesex Community College and have a commitment to overcoming hardship and serving others in their own lives. Members of the National Guard and Reserve are also eligible if they have the same criteria as listed above.
To submit a request for the MxCC Veterans Assistance Fund, veteran needs to contact any MxCC Veterans Club Officer, Veteran Certifying or Service Officer. The following information will be requested from the veteran during the application process: a copy of their DD-214 or final separation papers or proof of active duty, a description of the veteran’s need, proof of class registration, and a copy of the bill or proposal, that the veteran is seeking assistance with.
Learn more about Veteran’s Services at MxCC.
Satisfactory Academic Performance Policy (SAP) for Veterans Benefits
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations require that all students receiving VA educational benefits meet the College’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standard and the College’s academic standing policy as stated in the college catalog. Students failing to make SAP will have their VA educational benefits discontinued in accordance with the institution’s policy on this page. Students who are suspended (dismissed)* for failing to meet the college’s academic standing policy will be reported to the VA. Students may appeal their academic suspension (dismissal)* in accordance with the policy. Should the appeal be successful, the student’s enrollment will be reported retroactively to VA for the enrollment period to which the appeal applies.