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Massachusetts Bay Community College is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students eligible to receive V.A. benefits. Eligible veterans may apply for educational benefits for full, three-quarter or part-time enrollment.
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, their dependents and Reservists may be eligible for Veterans Administration (V.A.) education benefits as a result of their service.
The Massachusetts National Guard's 100% Tuition and Fee Reimbursement Program waives the cost of tuition and fees for Massachusetts Guard Soldiers and Airmen attending a Massachusetts State college, university, or community college program that is funded by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members.
MassBay accepts credit from military education and experience, as it applies to your choice of major. Be sure to request that your military transcript be forwarded to MassBay.
Our Veterans' Affairs Coordinator, located in the Office of Student Development, can provide information on eligibility, requirements and application procedures.
The phone number is 781-239-2753.
Highlighting Veterans at MassBay
Jessica Malone, Hometown: Norfolk, MA, Nursing
“How many people have told me I couldn’t do the Nursing program, with two kids and everything? The same number of people said I couldn’t make it through boot camp. But I was brought up to hold my own – I’m a strong woman, and I know I can do whatever I put my mind to.” Read more >>
Kelly Ratcliffe, Hometown: Framingham, MA, Business Administration
“The professors here are so supportive of Veterans. They understand that we have underlying situations about why we’re missing class. I experience severe migraines sometimes, and even though I want to be here more than anything, sometimes I just can’t be. The professors here really care, and that’s what keeps me coming back.” Read more >>
Joel Taft, McKenzie Award Recipient, Criminal Justice
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“Thanks to the Veterans affairs support I received, I got the words ‘I can’t’ out of my head. And now that I’m here at MassBay it’s become a home away from home for me.” Read more >>
Tim Harrington, Hometown: Medfield, MA, Criminal Justice
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“MassBay has helped my confidence level as I transition from service to school – I couldn’t have picked a more comfortable environment.” Read more >>
Kenny Moreno, Goldwater Scholar, Biotechnolgy
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“Faculty and staff have been great – anytime I’ve needed help they’ve been there. Marie Hahs and the Veterans services here are good too. It’s been nice to know my peers are around.”
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