Veteran Tuition Waivers
Veterans who served for at least 90 days active duty during wartime, were honorably discharged or discharged under honorable conditions, and who are domiciled in Connecticut at the time of acceptance for admission at public colleges in Connecticut may be eligible for free tuition from General Fund courses. Connecticut National Guard members also can receive tuition waivers. Active duty military stationed in Connecticut, including spouse and dependents, are now eligible for in-state tuition at Connecticut Community Colleges.
To use the tuition waiver, veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214 to the QVCC Veterans’ Services Office for evaluation. National Guard members must apply to their unit for a DD-2384.
Those eligible for a National Guard tution waiver must reapply with their units each semester and have the waivers mailed to the QVCC Business Office prior to registration. These waivers do not cover Extension Fund, summer, winter intersession, non-credit courses, student fees, or books.
Veterans’ Monthly Benefits
Veterans, some spouses, and children of deceased or disabled veterans and current members of the Selected Reserves may be eligible for educational benefits.
To receive and maintain monthly benefits:
- Apply for GI Bill benefits through the website, www.gibill.va.gov, that contains updated information regarding educational assistance and benefits.
- Complete the process for enrollment to QVCC. Matriculate into a VA-approved program of study. Provide an official transcript of all previous college credits that apply to the QVCC program of study.
- Submit a Certificate of Eligibility to the QVCC Veterans’ Affairs Office.
- Meet with the College certifying official, Andrew Morrison or Annie Hill, in the Veterans’ Services Office each semester to be sure that all courses are required for the agreed plan of study. Only courses pertaining to the major are certifiable.
- Register with the QVCC VA Office each semester by completing the Request of Veteran Benefits form (aka - the green form). Complete this form each semester to continue receiving benefits.
- Verify attendance twice per semester by returning Monthly Certification Forms (MCF)(aka-the orange form).
- Notify the QVCC VA Office of any change of program or change in credits during the semester.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Check with the Veterans’ Services Office for further information.
(Operation Academic Support for Incoming Servicemembers)
The QVCC Veterans’ OASIS provides a comfortable place where student veterans may meet, socialize, study, access information about veterans’ benefits, and support one another while pursuing their education.
The OASIS Center is located in the large grey modular building directly behind the cafeteria at the main campus. Available in the OASIS are computers, a study area with chairs, coffee maker, microwave oven, small refrigerator, free books on federal benefits for veterans and dependents, brochures, and valuable information regarding the GI Bill, tuition waivers, disability benefits, and more. The space offers privacy for veterans to meet with various service providers who come to campus.
Military Friendly School
QVCC has been named to the 2018-2019 Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media magazine, a leader in the world of military education and post-military employment. The list honors the 15 percent of the country’s colleges and universities that do the most to welcome military veterans and enhance their experience as students. This is the eighth consecutive year that QVCC has been named to this elite list.
QVCC earned the #2 Military Friendly Community College in the United States distinction in the Top 25 by category by Victory Media for 2016.