Veterans of the United States armed services, or dependents of a deceased or disabled veteran, may be eligible for federal veterans’ educational assistance benefits. Contact the Veterans Administration at 888-442-4551 to determine eligibility. For general information, contact GCC’s Certifying Official, Ms. Susan Hopkins, in the financial Aid Office, at (413) 775-1102 or (413) 775-1109.
In addition, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides tuition exemptions at public colleges and universities to veterans who have been residents for one year prior to the beginning of the academic year. Members of the Massachusetts National Guard may also be eligible for tuition assistance. Those seeking to use a tuition waiver for any of these classifications must submit a completed Tuition Waiver form and provide documented proof of your status, such as a dd214, NOBE, or TAGMA Certificate.