Post 9/11 GI Bill®* (Chapter 33) Our friendly, experienced staff will help you understand your benefits and assist you in your transition to MCPHS. If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001 and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Determine your maximum benefit percentage.
* 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 website.
Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30) This VA benefit is available to eligible veterans who meet the requirements listed on the VA website.
Yellow Ribbon - Our mission is to help our nation’s veterans afford an education of which they can be proud — and which will help them succeed. MCPHS is honored to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. To be eligible, you must have reached the 100% maximum amount of benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® to be eligible. This includes serving an aggregate of 36 months of active duty after September 10, 2001, or at least 30 continuous days and discharged from active duty due to a service-connected disability.
Please visit the VA website for additional information regarding all VA benefits.
Step 1: Certificate of Eligibility
If you are a current or accepted student, please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA to the Registrar’s Office via e-mail, fax, or mail.
Boston: MCPHS University, Registrar’s Office, 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Worcester: MCPHS University, Registrar’s Office, 19 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Step 2: VA Benefit Request Form
Students must complete a Veterans Affairs Request Form to request that their certification of enrollment be submitted to the VA. The form must be completed each semester a student is enrolled, no later than 60 days prior to the start of the semester. We recommend completing this form after the pre-registration period for a semester; please see the Academic Calendar for pre-registration period dates.
Send the completed form to the Registrar’s Office; the Registrar’s Office will review your request and submit any eligible benefits certifications to the VA. For questions regarding your certification of enrollment, please contact the Registrar’s Office (phone: 617-732-2855 or email: Registrarsoffice@mcphs.edu).
In accordance with federal law, MCPHS discloses information from a student's education record upon request to appropriate authorities, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, in connection with financial aid, such as VA benefits, to a student.
Students Receiving Veterans Benefits under 38 U.S.C. Ch. 31 and 38 U.S.C. Ch. 33MCPHS University will permit any covered individual to 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:
- The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
- 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
MCPHS University 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.
Students are responsible for all charges and fees not covered by the veteran or other eligible beneficiary's VA educational benefits (for example, housing, meal plans, or beneficiary is less than 100% eligible).
The UVET team is comprised of faculty and staff who have a strong desire to connect with and support our veteran and military-associated students. Team members represent academic programs and departments on all campuses and serve as UVET Mentors or as UVET Support staff or both.
All UVET members contribute to our overall mission of support and advocacy for our student veterans and other military-associated students.
- UVET Mentors serve as the point of contact for student veterans with whom they connect throughout the semester, mostly by email. If a student has questions or concerns, UVET mentors will refer them to the appropriate UVET support staff member or University department.
- UVET Support staff members may represent their particular department (the CASE, Student Affairs, Counseling Services, the Career Center, the Registrar’s Office and Student Financial Services) or are part of the UVET team and serve to assist students as needed.