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Veteran’s Services

Becker College welcomes and supports Veterans and their dependents.

Our goal is to assist student Veterans and eligible dependents with the application and certification of their Veterans education benefits.

All prospective and current students interested in using their Veterans education benefits are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at, by phone at 508.373.9429, or in person (no appointment necessary).  Allen Cowett, Director of Financial Aid, is the Veteran Affairs School Certifying Official (SCO). The role of the SCO is to serve as the liaison with the Regional Processing Office in Buffalo, NY.

Initiating Your GI Bill® Benefits

After you have applied for your benefits, you will be mailed a Certificate of Eligibility, which you must submit to

Request Certification of VA Benefits Each Semester

It is the student’s responsibility to notify the SCO in the Registrar’s Office every semester once you have registered for classes and also if you change your schedule. The SCO certifies students every semester with the VA for the number of credits registered.  If the student does not contact the SCO, s/he will not be certified for benefits with the VA.

Covered Individuals

Any covered individual may 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.

Becker College 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.

Yellow Ribbon

Becker College is a Yellow Ribbon school. Becker does not limit the number of Yellow Ribbon students; every student whom the VA deems eligible for Yellow Ribbon will receive their applicable Yellow Ribbon benefits at Becker.


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 (opens in a new window)

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