GI Bill Education Benefits
Students who receive monthly GI Bill benefit payments must:
- Apply for admission to the college and officially declare a major in a degree or certificate program. If students change their major, they must notify the Veterans Counselor. This may affect their educational benefits.
- Submit a GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility and a DD-214 to the Veterans Counselor.
- Register for classes each semester and bring or email their schedule to the Veterans Counselor.
- Arrange to have official transcripts from previous colleges sent to the Enrollment Services Office as soon as possible.
- Notify the Veterans Counselor immediately of any changes in enrollment status. Students should be aware that a reduction in academic course load as a result of a withdrawal, incomplete, audit or N grade, may result in a retroactive reduction of benefits, as well as a personal repayment on the part of the veteran.
- Maintain good academic standing and take only courses that apply directly to their degree or certificate program. Courses cannot be a repeat of any courses taken at Capital or any other institution.
GI Bill Programs
|Chapter 33||Post 9/11 GI Bill|
|Chapter 1606||Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (must verify attendance end of each month)|
|Chapter 1607||REAP GI Bill (must verify attendance end of each month)|
|Chapter 31||Disabled Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation|
|Chapter 35||Survivors & Dependents of Disabled/Deceased Veterans|
|Chapter 30||Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (must verify attendance end of each month)|
Veterans Tuition Waiver
General fund tuition only is waived for veterans who have served at least 90 days of active duty (other than training) during a wartime period defined by state law and have been discharged under honorable conditions. Veterans must be domiciled in Connecticut at the time of acceptance to the college, which includes domicile for less than one year. Veterans must submit the “member 4 copy” of their DD-214 to the Veterans Office. Tuition waivers apply only to General Fund courses held during the fall and spring semesters. Continuing Education courses including summer, winter intersession and credit-free courses are not covered under this waiver.
National Guard Tuition Waiver
General fund tuition only is waived for all active members of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard irrespective of residency or domicile. Students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and must submit a National Guard Tuition Waiver Certificate to the Business Office. Tuition waivers apply only to General Fund courses held during the fall and spring semesters. Continuing Education courses including summer, winter intersession and credit-free courses are not covered under this waiver.
The Veterans OASIS Center is a gathering place for veterans to meet each other and receive peer support, as well as to gather information about VA programs and benefits. The OASIS is equipped with computers, a lounge area with TV, Keurig, microwave, refrigerator and comfortable furniture and is located in Room 424.
The Veterans Club is a club for veterans by veterans that support each other. Veterans can network, team build, socialize, fund-raise, provide community service and share experiences. Capital Community College is also a member of the Student Veterans of America (SVA)
- CT Department of Veterans Affairs
- Information about GI Bill Benefits
- Apply for GI Bill Benefits Online
- Monthly Verification of Attendance for Chap. 30, 1606, 1607 Recipients Only or call 1-877-823-2378 at end of each month
- Address Change & Direct Deposit or call 1-877-823-2378
- Request Military Transcripts
- Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation or call 860-666-7379
- CT Military Support Program provides free counseling services to National Guard/Reserve personnel and family members or call 1-866-251-2913
- Veterans Crisis Hot-Line: 1-800-273-8255