Military / Veterans

Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Berkeley College understands the needs of servicemembers—during and after your military career.

Listed as a Principles of Excellence institution with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Berkeley is committed to helping veterans and their families succeed. We offer special programs, resources, and activities to help you transition to civilian and professional life. Our Office of Military and Veterans Affairs will be with you every step of the way.

Financial aid for servicemembers

We proudly support the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. Servicemembers may be eligible for Berkeley grants covering up to 100 percent of tuition and fees remaining after federal and state benefits are applied. Admissions associates are trained in GI Bill regulations and will help make sure you get the maximum award possible.

Programs and services that support servicemembers

Flexible academic programs can help accommodate your situation and schedule. Advisors with military experience are available to assist with applications and enrollment. You may also be eligible for credit for prior learning. Tutoring is available at no additional charge.

Veterans Resource Centers, available at numerous campuses and online, offer comfortable environments to study, socialize, and obtain information about a wide range of veterans’ benefits and issues.

Career guidance

Internships, practicums, or job-related assignments are part of all programs and give students hands-on experience in their field. Career Services specialists provide free lifetime career assistance to all Berkeley College graduates.

Talk to us. We’re here to help.

Contact us at or 800-446-5400 ext. WRE.


Berkeley College Student-Veterans

 Berkeley College student-veteran Ryan Davenport  Berkeley College student-veteran James Marshmon  Berkeley College student-veteran Charles Stacruz
Ryan Davenport '16
CPL/ E-4
U.S. Army
B.B.A., Fashion Merchandising and Management with Minor in International Business
James Marshmon '14
SPC/ E-4
U.S. Army
B.S., Management
Alumnus Charles Stacruz
PFC/ E-3
U.S. Marines
B.S., Justice Studies - Criminal Justice

"I chose Berkeley College because the student-to-professor ratio was what I needed." "I chose Berkeley College because I was impressed by the outstanding Management degree program and the small class size." "I came to Berkeley College for its Justice Studies - Criminal Justice program. Berkeley also offers many different activities, which made attending college more fun. There are many veterans at Berkeley, and I fit right in."
Berkeley College student-veteran Maja Johnson Berkeley College student-veteran Roscelle Jones
Alumna Maja Johnson
PFC/ E-3
U.S. Army
B.S., Health Services Management
Alumnus Roscelle Jones
SGT/ E-4
U.S. Air Force
B.S., Business Administration


"I chose Berkeley College because it is a military-friendly college — which is what I needed. I also enjoy the small class environment; students have personal connections with their professors. Berkeley is a tight-knit community in which students, faculty, and associates feel at home." "Berkeley College has an outstanding Business Administration degree program. In addition to supportive professors who help students achieve their goals, Career Services is also extremely helpful. Overall, Berkeley provides much more than a great education."

Program Statistics


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Combat Veterans
Education Partnership

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There are five on-site Veterans Resource Centers: The Woodland Park VRC is on the first floor of Building #2, the NYC VRC is on the bottom floor of the 41st Street building, the Newark VRC is in room 125, and the Brooklyn VRC is on the fourth floor. The fifth VRC is on the second floor of the Dover location.

Tami Maurer-Pichardo, Director, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, works at the Woodland Park and Dover locations. Lisa Mulligan, Assistant Director and Veterans Advisor, splits her time between the Brooklyn and New York City locations. Maja Johnson-Mendez works at the Newark location.

The Veterans Resource Center provides a location for veterans to receive information about their VA benefits; meet with the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; socialize with other veterans; and obtain booklets, pamphlets, and other materials about a wide range of veterans benefits and issues.

There is also an Online Veterans Resource Center.


Berkeley College student veterans marched in the 2014 New York City Veterans Day Parade.

Members of the Berkeley College community marched in the 2014 New York City Veterans Day Parade.


Veterans Affairs Work-Study Program

A Berkeley College student-veteran enrolled full-time or 3/4-time in a college degree program who is receiving educational benefits; you can "earn while you learn" with a VA work-study allowance.

Job Description

  • Assists with VA benefits. Facilitates the initial start-up process and distributes forms that a student must have to obtain benefits. Collects any additional material the student submits. Answers questions concerning any additional benefits that the student may receive.
  • Assists with VA policies and procedures. Informs students of any VA websites, important phone numbers, publications, etc.
  • Refers the students to different departments depending upon the question. If a student has questions or concerns pertaining to advisement or needs counseling, then the peer mentor can refer the student accordingly.
  • Works with VA student's folders for filing and intake of any VA forms.
  • Works with VA students concerning campus polices and procedures. (For example locations of buildings, questions concerning courses, registration, advisement, etc.).
  • Assists in answering phone calls regarding VA questions.

Please send resume to Tami Maurer-Pichardo, Director, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at