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Veteran Services

Veterans at Roxbury Community College

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Roxbury Community College is committed to assisting our U.S. military veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and active duty personnel with navigating the educational process so that they can achieve their educational and professional goals.  We have created a veteran friendly environment that encourages veterans and their families to further their education and transition to college.

  • Veterans or other eligible beneficiaries are to provide a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or statement of benefit prior to the first day of classes.
  • Veterans or other eligible beneficiary to provide a written request to have their VA educational benefits certified for the semester.
  • Veterans or other eligible beneficiary to provide additional information necessary to properly certify their enrollment by the educational institution.
  • Roxbury Community College may also require additional payment or impose fee for the amount that is not covered by the veteran or other eligible beneficiary’s VA educational benefits.

Before coming to Roxbury Community College please visit www.gibill.va.gov or contact the VA representative (V.A. Buffalo: 888-442-4551) in order to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. 

A "Certificate of Eligibility" is required for processing GI Bill® applications.  A "DD 214" is also required.  Please visit http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html for information concerning the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. 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."

Members of the Massachusetts National Guard should visit the following website after registering in order to receive tuition and fee waivers http://mro.chs.state.ma.us/tuition/login.aspx

**Note: you may only access this website from the base that you are stationed on. If you have any difficulty please call (508-233-6762).***· A copy of this waiver MUST be submitted to the Enrollment Center.

We also recommend that veteran students also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You may qualify for grants to assist in paying for your education and supplies in addition to veteran benefits.

Section 702 of the Choice Act

Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”), requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty at public institutions of higher learning if the schools charge qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms beginning after July 1, 2015. These new requirements will ensure that our Nation’s recently discharged Veterans, and their eligible family members, will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges while using their well-deserved education benefits.

VA Compliance Section 103

NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits. 

  • Our policy permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (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) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
  • Roxbury Community College’s educational institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

RCC Return of Military Tuition Assistance Policy

Contact Us:

The Enrollment Center's primary contact for Veteran's Services is:

Wanda L. Young
Veterans SCO
Email: wsmallwood@rcc.mass.edu
Telephone: 857-701-1274
Fax: 855-670-1795