Servicemembers and veterans have several education benefits programs that can help fund your college education. Your status and branch of service will determine what benefits you can use. Servicemembers can discuss their benefits with their Education Services Officer and our Military and Veterans Benefits Coordinator can answer any college-related benefit questions.
Financing Your Education Using Military and VA Benefits
1. Enroll in a Degree Program
To use most military and VA education benefits, you must be accepted into an approved degree program. Apply Now for free online.
Note: To be fully accepted as a student, you need to forward all of your college and military training transcripts to the Granite State College Admissions Office. Visit our Military and Veterans page for more information about getting your military training transcripts.
2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You could be eligible for grants and low interest loans to assist you in paying for your education.
Veterans benefits are not considered as a financial resource when evaluating eligibility for federal need-based financial aid.
Visit our FAFSA page for step-by-step instructions.
3. Apply for Military Education Benefits
Federal Tuition Assistance for Servicemembers
Visit the education service center for your branch of service to begin the process.
• Air Force Virtual Education Center (access through AF Portal)
GI Bill® Education Benefits for Veterans
All of our degree programs are approved for veterans GI Bill® and we encourage you to maximize this benefit. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in an approved academic program.
National Guard Tuition Waiver for Guard Members
The National Guard Tuition Waiver Program is for those serving in the NH Army and Air National Guard. Please click on the documents below for more information on this program:
4. Explore Tuition Waivers, Discounts, and VA Work Study
You may be eligible for Tuition Waiver and Discount programs that will help make your college education more affordable.
• Active Duty Tuition Discounts
We offer a reduced per-credit tuition cost for all Active Duty military, regardless of residency status.
• Yellow Ribbon Program
We participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.
• VA Work Study
The Department of Veterans Affairs sponsors a VA Work Study program to qualified students.
5. Register for Class
After you apply, we’ll assign you an academic advisor who will help select the right courses to get you started.
As an active student, you can register online or call us toll-free: 1-855-472-4255.
For Additional Information, Contact the School Certifying Official:
Once you apply, our School Certifying Official (SCO) will ensure that you are enrolled and certified for courses that meet degree requirements, and help you receive timely payment of your benefits.