Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

VA Educational Benefits Certification

The Office of Veteran’s Affairs at BCC provides students with academic counseling and educational benefit certification. To receive education benefits, you must be certified by one of our Veteran’s Certifying Officials. Your eligibility and benefit payments are based on the length and time of your service and the number of credits and length of the courses in which you are registered.


To be certified, submit all required documentation to The Office of Veteran’s Affairs at Bristol Community College. Your certification will be processed in a timely manner and sent electronically to the Veteran’s Office in Buffalo, NY. They will then determine your eligibility. This usually takes 6-8 weeks.


Students applying for Financial Aid should keep in mind that any education benefits you receive must be reported on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. If you have specific questions please contact the Veteran’s Office in Buffalo, NY at 1-888-442-4551.


Mission Statement:

Veterans Educational Services assists students with their transition from military life to civilian academia. We provide military veterans, current service members and their families with access to an affordable, quality education and comprehensive support services.


New VA Student Checklist

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Veterans' Educational Services Office Hours

Monday             8:30am-4:00pm

            Tuesday            8:30am-5:30pm            

            Wednesday       8:30am-4:00pm

            Thursday           8:30am-4:00pm
            Friday               8:30am-4:00pm 


Contact Information

            Office of Veterans' Educational Services
            Commonwealth College Center “G” Building Room 200

            508-678-2811 x2227


            Beth Vezina

            Veteran’s Certifying Official and Enrollment Counselor



            Robin Gallant

            Veteran’s Certifying Official