Veterans Education Benefits

For information on how to apply and how to transfer schools, or change programs:

Vets and Reservists: use Form 22-1990
Ch. 35 Dependents: use Form 22-5490
Transfer students: use Form 22-1995 or 22-5495

Submit online confirmation page or Certificate of Approval to the Financial Aid Office. (Chapter 35: provide the VA file# to Financial Aid). When you are registered, the Financial Aid Office will certify your enrollment with the VA. Application processing at the VA can take 10–12 weeks.

For benefit amounts: www.gibill.va.gov

For eligibility questions, call 888.442.4551, or use the e-mail option on the VA website.

See also: Information about GI BenefitsPDF document, Massvetsadvisor.org+, Wave Information GuidePDF document

Payment Process

  • Ch. 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill will send your tuition and fees payment to the college. The book and monthly housing allowance, if applicable, are paid directly to you.
  • Ch. 30, 1606, 1607, and 35 VA Education Benefits do not defer payment of College's tuition or fees. Payment occurs at the end of each month.
  • Ch. 30, 1606, and 1607 recipients must verify your enrollment at the end of every month – no earlier than the last day of the month. To do this go to www.gibill.va.gov/wave or call 877.823.2378.

Questions about payments? 888.442.4551

Your first payment can be delayed 10–12 weeks, but will be retro-active to the start of school. For fastest receipt of payments, apply early and pre-register for classes before August (Fall semester) and December (Spring semester).

Veteran/Active Duty

  • Tuition waived, which is approximately 15% of the class price.
  • Must submit documentation and Tuition Waiver form once a year.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office each semester and when any schedule changes are made.

MA National Guard

  • Pays 100% of Tuition and Fees.
  • Need Certificate Form from Unit: Apply Online
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office each Semester.

Tuition Assistance for Active Duty

  • Military Unit Education Officer submits purchase order to the Business Office for 3rd Party Billing.

See also: Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Program

Questions?

Office of Financial Aid
Location Nickerson Administration Building, Ground Floor
Hours Monday–Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am–7:00pm
Phone 774.330.4393
Fax 508.375.4026
E-mail finaid@capecod.edu