Veteran Tuition Waivers
Veterans who served for at least 90 days active duty during wartime, 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 of General Fund courses. Connecticut National Guard members can also 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, a veteran must submit a copy of their DD-214 to the QVCC Veterans Affairs Office for evaluation. National Guard members must apply to their unit for a DD-2384. Those eligible for a Guard 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 or 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, which 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 your QVCC program of study.
- Submit a Certificate of Eligibility to the QVCC Veterans’ Affairs Office.
- Meet with the school certifying official in the Veterans’ Affairs Office each semester to be sure that all courses being registered for are required for your agreed plan of study. Only courses pertaining to the major are certifiable.
- Register with the QVCC VA Office each semester to continue benefits.
- Verify attendance twice per semester by returning Monthly Certification Forms (MCF).
- Notify the QVCC VA Office of any change of program or change in credits during the semester.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Check with our Veterans Affairs Office for further information.
(Operation Academic Support for Incoming Servicemembers)
The QVCC Veterans’ OASIS is 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 our 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 tons of 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 2016 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 sixth consecutive year that QVCC has been named to this elite list.
QVCC was informed that it was named the #2 Military Friendly Community College in the United States in the Top 25 by category by Victory Media for 2016.