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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.


Scholarships for Veterans

H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship

Four $1,000 scholarships are available from Hill & Ponton to help veterans further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans. Learn more and apply.

TonaLaw Veteran's Scholarship

$1,000 awarded semi-annually for Fall and Spring semesters. Learn more and apply.


Veterans Certifying and SOC Representatives


Lisa Zhou           
1(800)-877-4723 x1108 

CC-Southern California

Courtenay Griffin   
1(909)-635-0250 x1563


Lisa Zhou           
1(800)-877-4723 x1108 

CC-Puerto Rico  

Carmen Mendez      
1(787) 296-1101 x4


Lisa Zhou           
1(800)-877-4723 x1108 

Students taking courses at the Boston, MA campus should see the Bursar’s Office for enrollment certification information.

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.

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.)

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.

Tuition Refund

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


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


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


California 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