12/14/2022 UPDATE: The VA has pushed the date of the shutdown to MARCH so as not to interfere with Spring semester certification. We will keep you updated with an exact date of the shutdown. Please check your BHCC email AND this page regularly so as not to miss out on the most up-to-date information.
***Attention*** the VA will be shutting down their current benefits processing program on January 13, 2023. The new program will not be functional until late January. During this gap, we will be unable to certify your benefit with the VA. Please register for classes and fill out the following form ASAP (before January 6) to avoid missing out on benefits: Registration Confirmation Form.
Recognized as a Veterans friendly college, BHCC is a great place to explore your academic and career options.
Reasons to consider attending BHCC:
- Veterans Center with resource computers
- Support from devoted Veterans Center staff
- Veterans/Military focused new student orientation program
- MBTA T stop located at the front of the college
Please come and visit the Veterans Center located in E234B on the Charlestown Campus.
Bunker Hill Community College Valor Act Credit Evaluation Policy
In accordance with the Valor Act, Bunker Hill Community College uses the American Council on Education (ACE) military program guidelines to the evaluation of educational experience in the Armed Services as the primary method for evaluating and awarding academic credit for military occupation, training, experience, and coursework.
Delayed VA Payments
Under S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103, Bunker Hill Community College will not impose a late fee, denial of access to facilities, or other penalty against a veteran or eligible dependent due to a late payment of tuition and/or fees from the VA up to the certified benefits amount. Any portion of the student bill not covered by VA benefits is still expected to be settled by the due date.
Students must submit a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Statement of Benefits and a request to be certified. Provide any additional information as required by the School Certifying Official.
Section 702 Of The Choice Act
Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”), requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty at public institutions of higher learning if the schools charge qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms beginning after July 1, 2015. These new requirements will ensure that our Nation’s recently discharged Veterans, and their eligible family members, will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges while using their well-deserved education benefits.
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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.