COVID-19 Updates
Updated October 14, 2020

Cambridge College will continue remote learning and teaching through Fall 2020-2021 term. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community are important to us. Please see our updates regarding COVID-19 and campus plans.

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VA Education Benefits

A wide range of educational benefits are available to veterans, their dependents, and family members through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Active Duty Tuition Discount

This tuition discount is available to 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.

Post-9/11 GI Bill®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill* (Chapter 33) helps you pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Find out if you qualify.

Through this program, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a maximum of $25,162 annually for up to 36 months of benefits, including:

  • Tuition and fees. If you qualify for the maximum benefit, we’ll cover the full cost of public, in-state tuition and fees. We cap the rates for private and foreign schools, and update those rates each year.
    View current rates
  • Money for housing (if you’re in school more than half time). We’ll base your monthly housing allowance on the cost of living where your school is located.
  • Money for books and supplies. You can receive up to $1,000 per school year.
  • Money to help you move from a rural area to go to school. You may qualify for this one-time payment of $500 if you live in a county with 6 or fewer people per square mile and you’re either moving at least 500 miles to go to school or have no other option but to fly by plane to get to your school.

Learn more about how to apply for the GI Bill and related benefits

Yellow Ribbon Program 

Cambridge College is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to provide funding for tuition costs that are not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Please visit our Yellow Ribbon Program page for more information.

 

Veterans Services Contacts

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:

United States

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Massachusetts

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

California 

California Department of Veterans Affairs

Puerto Rico 

US Department of Veterans Affairs - Puerto Rico

 

Cambridge College Policies and Procedures

Transfer of Credit Evaluation

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.

 

Please review our policy on Approved Courses and Transfer Credit for Military Students to ensure enrollment certification. Service members are advised to speak with a counselor within their Military Service prior to enrollment.

Academic Progress

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, they 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.

Delayed Disbursement of VA Funding

Delayed Disbursement of VA Funding

Students entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®, chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits with 100% coverage by the VA will not have financial aid or business Registration holds placed upon their accounts if they are unable to meet their financial obligations to the College due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 30, 31 or 33 . No late fees, denial of access to classes or College facilities, requirement to borrow funds, or other penalties will be imposed upon students for whom the VA is delayed in disbursing educational assistance. These students will be permitted to attend or participate in a course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the student provides to the College a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 30, 31 or 33, and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  •  The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  • 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

(A “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes.)

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Tuition Refund

Tuition Refund

Students receiving military tuition assistance who withdraw from a course before completing 61% of the course will be subject to the College's Military Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

Readmission of Service Members

Readmission of Service Members

Cambridge College will readmit students whose studies were interrupted due to military service.

In accordance with federal regulations regarding readmission requirements for service members (34 C.F.R. 668.18), any student who withdraws from Cambridge College because of absence due to a military service obligation will be readmitted with the same academic status as previously held if the following conditions are met:

  • The student (or an appropriate officer of the armed forces or official of the Department of Defense) must give Cambridge College notice of such service as far in advance as is reasonable under the circumstances. Alternatively, at the time of readmission, the student may submit an attestation of military service that necessitated the student’s absence from the College.
  • The student must submit proper notification of intent to return to school within three years of the completion of military service, or within two years of recovery from illness or injury resulting from service.
  • The cumulative length of the absence and of all previous absences from the College by reason of military service may not exceed five years (only the time the student spends actually performing service is counted). Should the served time exceed five years, the student must reapply to the College through the Admissions Office.

Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor regarding any absence due to military service. For more general information, please contact veterans.support@cambridgecollege.edu. Cambridge College adheres to the guidelines outlined in the 2019 Federal Student Aid Handbook. 

 


*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 website. at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.