Military and Veteran Students

Berkeley College is committed to helping service members, veterans, and their families succeed. 
Our Office of Military and Veterans Affairs will be with you every step of the way.

Getting Started
We proudly support the GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon Program. Berkeley College adheres to the terms of Executive Order 13607 as well as Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection, The Principles of Excellence, and supports the United States Department of Education’s 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success.

Academic Assistance
Flexible academic programs can help accommodate your situation, and you may be eligible for credit for prior learning. Tutoring is available at no additional charge.

Social Support
We offer many programs, resources, and activities for military aligned students, including:

  • On-site and online Veterans Resource Centers
  • Veterans Affairs Work-Study Program
  • Veterans Graduation Dinner
  • Urban hikes and other social events
  • Student-veteran-led clubs affiliated with the Student Veterans of America (SVA)
  • Veterans Day and Memorial Day events

Awards and Acknowledgments

  • Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, 2014-2024 – U.S. News & World Report
  • Top School, 2015, 2017 and 2018 – Military Advanced Education & Transition
  • Military Friendly® Top 10 Nontraditional School, 2017 – Victory Media
  • Military Friendly® Top 10 Spouse School, 2017 – Victory Media
  • Best for Vets: Four-year Colleges, 2017-2023 – Military Times
  • Best of the Best, 2014-2015 and 2017-2020 – U.S. Veterans Magazine

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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 at          

Berkeley College abides by the requirements established in Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018. As such, the College shall not penalize those students who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® or Veteran Readiness & Employment (chapter 31), but for whom payment is pending from the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, while the College is waiting to receive these VA funds, students will have access to the full range of College resources and student services, both onsite and online, so long as the student has otherwise fulfilled all other commitments to the College and their education. Moreover, while the College waits to receive these VA funds, we shall not place any holds, or prevent students from attending classes or enrolling in the upcoming semester; nor shall we create any late payment fees, or require students to secure alternative or additional funding.

To meet the requirements of this statement, students must provide Berkeley College with a Certificate of Eligibility, or a summary of educational benefits from eBenefits. Chapter 31 students may obtain a VA Form 1905, or a PO from the assigned case manager. This must be done by the first day of class. In addition, the College must receive the student’s request for certification of benefits through the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, as well as any other required information essential to the certification process. First-term students must sign the Veterans Billing Agreement.