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Veteran and Military Services

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

Massachusetts Bay Community College is an excellent choice for U.S Veterans seeking to transition into sustainable careers, or transfer to four-year institutions. For more than six decades we have been rewarding our nation’s soldiers with high quality instruction, academic and counseling support services, and a vibrant, supportive college environment. MassBay credits transfer to many four-year institutions around the nation, with many of our Veteran students choosing the transfer option. With readily accessible GI Bill® and tuition reimbursement options, and coursework that can be completed online or on-campus, during evenings and weekends, and as full-time or part-time programs, MassBay is a convenient and affordable option for our nation’s returning Veterans.


MassBay Veterans or Military Service members or their families can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Veteran’s Services representative to discuss education benefits and academic goals.

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MassBay Veteran and Military Resources

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Contact Us

Anna Pilkington

V.A. Certifying Official

John Martin

Coordinator of Veteran and Military Services

MassBay Veterans and Military Services email:

VA Veterans Crisis Line | 24/7 Confidential Support

Phone: 1-800-273-8255 press 1


Approved by Department of Veterans Affairs for use of GI Bill® Education Benefits

Eligible veterans, their dependents and Reservists may apply for educational benefits for full, three-quarter or part-time enrollment.

See Using Your Veteran and Military Service Education Benefits for more details.

Using Your Veteran and Military Service Education Benefits →

Free Tuition for Eligible Veterans

Veterans of Massachusetts, as defined by M.G.L. ch. 4, s.7, clause 43, can be eligible for a tuition waiver (officially known as “Categorical Tuition Waiver“) at any state-supported course in an undergraduate degree program offered by a public college or university. To be eligible, a veteran must also be a legal resident of Massachusetts and he/she must not be in default of any federal student loans. Please note that this does not include fees.

Tuition and Fee Waivers for Guard Members

The Massachusetts National Guard Education Assistance Program provides a 100% tuition and fee waiver for Massachusetts National Guard soldiers attending a state college, university, or community college program. Generally, these state-supported programs are offered during the day as part of a degree program. Your assistance can continue as long as you are in good standing academically and until you have reached 130 semester hours. Apply for Guard Tuition Benefits.

Highest Basic Allowance for Housing in Massachusetts

MassBay student veterans receive the highest monthly Basic Allowance for Housing among Massachusetts’ community colleges. Students must be taking a full course load to qualify for this level of funding. Partial funds may be distributed for smaller course loads.

Free On-Campus Personal and Career Counseling Services

At MassBay, we have been welcoming America’s heroes to campus for six decades. We understand the special circumstances being a returning veteran entail, and we make the experience as rewarding as possible. All MassBay students have access to MassBay campus fully-licensed counseling professionals, and access to VA clinical outreach through the VITAL Program with on-campus Veterans Affairs and Career Services counselors, as well as a full-time Transfer Coordinator to help transition students to four-year institutions. Our active Veterans Club hosts formal and informal gatherings designed to ensure that our veterans have colleagues to talk to, and the College has an on-campus Veteran’s Resource Center, “The Bunker,” dedicated to our student veterans.

Contact Us

The School Certifying Official for MassBay Veterans & Military Services can provide information on eligibility, requirements and application procedures. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email Veterans and Military Services at:

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