Using Your Education Entitlements
* For more information about VRAP entitlements please follow this link.
* For more information about Chapter 31 entitlements please follow this link.
...and would like to use your entitlements at Middlesex County College, please review the following information:
*** Direct Deposit of your Veteran's Affairs education entitlements is available.
Please fill out and submit the form, located here, to the address specified on the form to enroll.
You may be eligible for VA education entitlements under more than one program. If you elect to receive entitlements under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), you may have to revoke your eligibility for any other GI Bill programs. Under certain circumstances, eligibility for other GI Bill programs may be restored by going through VA's appeal process.
That depends on your personal circumstances; it's up to you to get the information that you need in order to weigh your decision carefully.
The Center for Veterans Services certifies the enrollment status of all students who apply for GI Bill entitlements. For most students, in order to be certified for GI Bill entitlements, you must submit the following documents:
To maintain eligibility for their entitlements at MCC, veterans must comply with the Standards of Progress established by the College in cooperation with the State Approving Agency. These Standards include degree requirements, standards and regulations, and adherence to the College’s Code of Student Conduct. Failure to observe these regulations will jeopardize receipt of entitlements.
Other Useful GI Bill related links
New Jersey National Guard
Tuition waivers are accepted for New Jersey National Guard students at all times. Students must:
For more detailed information on the New Jersey National Guard Tuition Waiver program stop by the Center for Veterans Services or follow this link: NJNG tuition waiver program Information.
Center for Veterans Services Bookstore Voucher Program
The application period for the Fall 2013 Semester has passed.
The goal of The Center for Veterans Services in establishing this voucher program is to assist the military-affiliated students who are the most in need of additional financial assistance while they study at Middlesex County College. We have set aside funding specifically for this purpose. The Middlesex County College motto SUCCESS STARTS HERE is reinforced through our continued efforts to assist our military-affiliated students.
The Center for Veterans Services is pleased to announce the availability of funds to assist our military-affiliated students with the purchase of needed textbooks. Eligible military-affiliated students are encouraged to apply for a voucher in The Center for Veterans Services, Edison Hall, Room 104. The funding is limited, will be disbursed on a sliding scale, and will only be extended to those military-affiliated students who do not receive sufficient funding through a GI Bill® or other military related education benefits. Examples of potentially eligible military-affiliated students, and potentially ineligible military-affiliated students, are listed below. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for funds, please inquire to The Center for Veterans Services.
The following criteria are to be met in order to be considered for the award of funds through The Center for Veterans Services Bookstore Voucher Program:
A few examples of potentially eligible students:
Why?: Although you may receive a book stipend with your GI Bill® payments, it may not be enough to cover the cost of your books. Unless you have specific circumstances that would exclude you from the voucher program, you would be a good candidate for funds.
I am receiving Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30) benefits, which does not include a book stipend, and I am not eligible for any other GI Bill®, service branch tuition assistance, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services or National Guard Tuition Assistance/Waiver programs that entitle me to funds for books or supplies.
Why?: The benefits you receive do not include a provision for books and supplies. Unless you have specific circumstances that would exclude you from the voucher program, you would be a good candidate for funds.
I am not eligible for any education assistance programs because my eligibility period has expired (in most cases this is 10-15 years since discharge).
Why?: You are a logical candidate for funds. You are a veteran, with honorable service; but because of time restrictions imposed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, you are no longer eligible to use your education benefits. We would like to help you succeed at MCC! Note: The Department of Veterans Affairs has a variety of assistance methods available to certain veterans. Please contact The Center for Veterans Services to inquire about alternatives to the GI Bill®.
I am the dependent of a service member who was killed in action, or who is totally and permanently disabled as a result of their service; and I am using the Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35).
Why?: You a logical candidate for funds. You are the dependent of a veteran, with honorable service; but because of the limited funding available through this program, you may not receive sufficient funding for your books. We would like to help you succeed at MCC!
If any of the following criteria are met, the candidate will not be considered for the award of funds through The Center for Veterans Services Bookstore Voucher Program for the current award period:
A few examples of ineligible students:
Why?: Your benefits include specific provisions for purchasing books and supplies. You are also entitled to the maximum amount of funding through your GI Bill® benefits already which includes a monthly housing allowance. Unless you have specific circumstances that you feel may change your eligibility for inclusion in the voucher program, you would not be eligible for funds at that time.
I am receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) benefits at a 40% to 90% benefit rate, which includes a book stipend; and I am eligible for another GI Bill®, service branch tuition assistance, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services or National Guard Tuition Assistance/Waiver program that entitle me to funds for books or supplies.
Why?: Even if you are not electing to use a secondary funding source that you are eligible for at this time, your eligibility for that program allows for more flexibility in your financial situation than some other students who may not be eligible for two or more funding sources. Unless you have specific circumstances that you feel may change your eligibility for inclusion in the voucher program, you would not be eligible for funds at that time.
I am using my Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services (Chapter 31) benefits at Middlesex County College to pay for my coursework.
Why?: The Department of Veterans Affairs has set provisions in place for you to secure all the tools you need to succeed in your coursework through this program. If you need additional assistance in obtaining your books or supplies, please visit the Center for Veterans Services or contact your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.
If you have any questions regarding The Center for Veterans Services Bookstore Voucher Program, or your eligibility for funding, please contact The Center for Veterans Services.