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.
If you are a beneficiary of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment or the GI Bill® and provided a valid VA Form 28-1905, you may attend the course(s) without penalty while the VA processes payment to Granite State College. For full policy details, please view our the veterans guide supplement in our catalog.
TimelineGranite State College offers four terms each year and rolling admissions, so you can apply online for your degree at anytime. View our Academic Calendar to see when each term begins and learn about due dates related to course registration, financial aid, tuition payment, as well as various academic or college-wide deadlines.
Financing Your Education Using Military and VA Benefits
1. Enroll in a Degree ProgramApply Now
2. Request Your Transcripts
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. The process will vary by your branch of service:
Army, Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard
The Joint Service Transcript (JST) system produces official transcripts for eligible Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen on request.
Airmen can obtain transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force through the Air Force Virtual Education Center. Instructions for obtaining CCAF Transcripts as well as request forms can be found at the Air University Registrar’s webpage and the CCAF Transcript Procedures web page.
3. 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 to be a financial resource when evaluating eligibility for federal need-based financial aid.
We accept financial aid applications on a rolling basis, but encourages all students to submit applications as early as possible. Typically, financial aid notifications are available to students beginning in May for the new academic year, or within two weeks of the submission of a completed application received later in the year.
View our Academic Calendar for college-wide deadlines related to course registration, financial aid, tuition payment, add/drop, and more.
Visit our FAFSA page for step-by-step instructions.Start Your FAFSA
4. VA Enrollment Certification Request Form
Let Granite State College know which VA Education Benefit you need so we can begin our internal processing and follow-up with the appropriate organizations.VA Enrollment Certification Request Form
5. Apply for Military Education Benefits
Federal Tuition Assistance for Servicemembers
Visit the education service center for your branch of service to begin the process.
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.
Granite State College is approved by the NHSAA Office to administrate VA Educational Benefits for eligible students. The VA makes eligibility determinations and students that believe they may be eligible for benefits under the GI Bill® should seek determination from the VA. 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: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
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:
• National Guard Tuition Waiver Guidelines
Please contact the Air or Army National Guard Education Office for details on how to submit your waiver.
6. 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.
•Military 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.
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.