Roxbury Community College is committed to assisting our U.S. military veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and active duty personnel with navigating the educational process so that they can achieve their educational and professional goals. We have created a veteran friendly environment that encourages veterans and their families to further their education and transition to college.
Before coming to Roxbury Community College please visit www.gibill.va.gov or contact the VA representative (V.A. Buffalo: 888-442-4551) in order to obtain
a Certificate of Eligibility.
A "Certificate of Eligibility" is required for processing GI Bill® applications. A "DD 214" is also required. Please visit http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html for information concerning the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. 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."
Members of the Massachusetts National Guard should visit the following website after registering in order to receive tuition and fee waivers http://mro.chs.state.ma.us/tuition/login.aspx
**Note: you may only access this website from the base that you are stationed on. If you have any difficulty please call (508-233-6762).***· A copy of this waiver MUST be submitted to the Enrollment Center.
We also recommend that veteran students also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You may qualify for grants to assist in paying for your education and supplies in addition to veteran benefits.
Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”), requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty at public institutions of higher learning if the schools charge qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms beginning after July 1, 2015. These new requirements will ensure that our Nation’s recently discharged Veterans, and their eligible family members, will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges while using their well-deserved education benefits.
NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.
Wanda L. Young