Veterans Benefits

Military Students—Veterans and Active Duty

Cambridge College is recognized as a military friendly institution offering a variety of degree and certificate programs which serve military members and their families.

Our admissions staff and administration are trained to work with military students and help them get the best from all the benefits for which they qualify. At Cambridge College, we offer a personalized approach to assist our military students. Many of our faculty and staff have served in the armed forces and understand the challenges our military members and their families face each day. Our staff are here to help veterans through the admissions, registration and eligibility processes.

  • The Veterans Administration has approved Cambridge College programs for VA benefit coverage.
  • Cambridge College is a Service member’s Opportunity College (SOC) providing veteran support.
  • Cambridge College is a Yellow Ribbon participant school.

Veterans Certifying and SOC Representatives

Cambridge College - Institutional SOC Representative   

Jeri M. Clay       
1(800)-877-4723 x6202 
jeri.clay@cambridgecollege.edu

CC - Cambridge

Lisa Zhou           
1(800)-877-4723 x1108 
lisa.zhou@cambridgecollege.edu

CC - Georgia  

1(800)-877-4723 x1529

CC - Virginia

Jeri Clay              
1(800)-877-4723 x6202 
jeri.clay@cambridgecollege.edu

CC - Southern California

Rita Clemons    
1(800)-877-4723 x1560 
rita.clemons@cambridgecollege.edu

CC - Memphis   

Rey Jordan.      
1(800)-877-4723 x1541 
rey.jordan@cambridgecollege.edu

CC - Lawrence   

Cheryl Doherty
1(800)-877-4723 x1474 
cheryl.doherty@cambridgecollege.edu

C - Puerto Rico  

Wilma Hernández          
1(800)-877-4723 x1535 
wilma.hernandez@cambridge.edu

CC Springfield   

Brian Smith       
1(800)-877-4723 x6612 
brian.smith@cambridgecollege.edu

Students taking courses at the Cambridge, MA campus should see the Bursar’s Office for enrollment certification information after they have applied for benefits through the VA Office; students at regional centers should see their VA certifying official.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transfer credit—All students receiving veterans benefits will have all prior education and training evaluated upon enrollment. Credit will be awarded where applicable with the program being shortened accordingly. The student and the Department of Veteran Affairs will be notified. For transfer credit information please contact your veterans certifying representative.

Prior learning assessment to earn college credit and shorten your program—Veterans enrolled in undergraduate programs are especially encouraged to consider documenting their learning derived from experience in the form of standardized college-level exams and portfolios that demonstrate learning equivalent to specific college courses. For more information, ask to speak with a faculty advisor or the academic coordinator of the Cambridge College center you plan to attend, or view our Transfer Credit Policy.

Active Duty Tuition Discount

Tuition discount for active duty military personnel, their spouses and dependents — Undergraduate tuition is reduced to the amount covered by the federal Tuition Assistance Program; the rate is subject to change. We do not charge out-of-state tuition to our military members or their families.

Academic Progress

Progress will be monitored each term for all students receiving veterans benefits. If an undergraduate student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 (graduate programs 3.0), or completion rate falls below 67% (graduate programs 50%) in all courses attempted at Cambridge College, in any term, he or she will be placed on academic probation for a maximum of two additional terms. If the student’s GPA or completion rate is not raised to meet graduation standards by the end of the second term of probation, the Veterans Administration will be notified and benefits will be interrupted.

Conditions for Reentrance: If the dean or regional center director determines that the conditions which caused the interruption have been rectified, the student will be eligible to receive benefits.

A wide range of educational benefits are available to veterans, their dependents and family members through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Students must apply directly to the US Department of Veterans Affairs 

Listed below are several links that will get you started and will provide you with the information you need to take advantage of your benefits.

Departments of Veterans Services

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Massachusetts

Veterans Services Officer
43 Hawkins Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-635-3037
Fax: 617-635-3957

Virginia

Services for Virginia Veterans

Georgia 

Georgia Department of Veterans Service

California 

California Department of Veterans Affairs

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs

Puerto Rico 

US Department of Veterans Affairs - Puerto Rico

Other Resources for Veterans

VA Online Application for Educational Benefits

Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)

MGIB Verification (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment/WAVE)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) or Chapter 1607