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)|
VA Pending Payment Compliance
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Capital Community College adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. Capital Community College will not:
- Prevent the student’s enrollment;
- Assess a late penalty fee to;
- Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
- Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class.
- Note: Chapter 33 students can register at the VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility. Chapter 31 student cannot get a completed VA Form 28-1905 (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E case-manager issues it to the school.
- Provide written request to be certified;
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies
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