Educational Benefit Information

What educational benefit is right for me?

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MCC Tuition Waiver Forms:
Armed Forces
National Guard
Veteran

VA Educational Benefit Information for:
Veterans
National Guard and Army Reserves
Spouse or Dependents

Educational Benefit Information for:
Active Duty Military

Veteran Advising:
Online Certification Request Form

Useful Forms:
Request for Change of Program or Place of Training - Veteran (VA Form 22-1995)
Request for Change of Program or Place of Training - Dependents (VA Form 22-5495)            


Regardless of your military status, you may be eligible for educational benefits. We can assist you with determining what benefits to use and with the application process. Ultimately, it is up to you to determine the appropriate program you are entitled to. You may als contact your VA Certifying Official, your local VA Office, or contact Veterans Affairs at (888) 442-4551 (888-GI-BILL-1).

MCC complies with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act (“Choice Act”) with regard to offering in-state tuition at all public institutions of higher learning (IHLs). Under S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103, Middlesex Community College will not impose a late fee, denial of access to facilities, or other penalty against a veteran using Chapter 31 or 33 educational benefits who has provided the College with a certificate of eligibility and have been certified by the College. The veteran will not be restricted in any way for the first 90 days of the semester if the reason for the delay in making payments for the certified semester is due to a delay in receipt of benefits from the VA. After the 90 days, the College will treat each veteran on a case by case basis. Any portion of the student bill not covered by VA benefits is still expected to be settled by the due date.

In adherence to the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (codified at 38 U.S.C. 3679) - Section 1005 of Public Law 116-315, requires that for all courses, semesters, or terms beginning after August 1, 2021, public institutions of higher education must charge qualifying veterans, dependents and eligible individuals tuition and fees at the rate for in-state residents. The following individuals be charged the in-state resident rate:

• A veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Program), Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G Bill), of 38 U.S.C. who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).

• Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).

• Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same institution. The person must be using educational benefits under Chapter 30, Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 of 38 U.S.C.

• Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the state in which the institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).

In summary, individuals are no longer required to enroll within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service or the transferor’s discharge or release from active duty service in order to receive the in-state resident tuition rate.

 

Last Modified: 8/2/21