Education Benefits for Military and Veterans
Military service members and veterans can obtain a wide array of financial aid as well as military benefits from Champlain College. Champlain offers many financial aid options, credit transfer for service members and fields of study relevant to members of the Armed Forces.
Military and Veteran Services
Champlain College is committed to providing a variety of financial aid to suit your needs. Champlain is approved for veterans by the State Board of Education. You will want to visit the Veterans Service Office to see what military benefits you can apply for and to answer any questions you might have.
You can be eligible for both military benefits and standard federal student aid. To know what federal student aid you qualify for, please contact the Office of Financial Aid prior to registering for classes. Service members and veterans can contact the Veteran Services Office at 802.865.5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org; the direct line to the Department of Veterans' Affairs is 888.442.4551.
Military Education Benefits
The education benefits veterans and service members can receive include:
- Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill ®
- Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill ® — Transfer of Entitlement
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Chapter 35 Dependents Education Assistance
- Chapters 30 & 1606 Montgomery GI Bills
- Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program
- Chapter 31 VR&E
- Military Tuition Assistance
Champlain College is a Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) affiliate and is listed in the 2014 DANTES External Degree Catalog online.
Federal Student Aid Information
Even though you can receive multiple types of military benefits, you can also receive federal student aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are required to use the FAFSA in order to obtain federal student aid. Unless otherwise noted, you shouldn't need to fill out any additional applications to be considered for federal or institutional scholarships or grant programs. Obtaining financial aid is exactly the same for online students as it is for students who are physically on campus. There are eligibility requirements and you must maintain satisfactory academic progress during your college experience to be eligible for financial aid. Champlain scholarships will be offset by the amount of the College's Yellow Ribbon contribution. Champlain College scholarships can be applied toward the student's cost of attendance.
Please visit Champlain College Office of Financial Aid for detailed information.
Credit for Training
The training you received during your time in the Armed Forces can transfer to Champlain College credit. Transferring credit can greatly accelerate your learning and lessen the amount of time it takes to get your undergraduate degree. Follow one of the links below to learn more about receiving your official transcript. Also, be sure to designate that your official transcripts are to be sent to Champlain College.
Military Tuition Assistance
Champlain accepts Military Tuition Assistance and VA "Top Up" tuition assistance for students wishing to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® or Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill and MilTA together. Military tuition assistance should have final approval prior to the start of classes.
NOTE: It's recommended that all service members check with their local ESO for the latest status of their branch's Military Tuition Assistance.
Credit for Life Experience
Students admitted through the Division of Continuing Professional Studies may transfer in up to 90 credits toward their bachelor's degree, leaving only 30 credits to earn (10 upper division-level courses). Transfer credit may be granted in a variety of ways, including for courses or training you received while in the military. For more information please visit the Division of Continuing Professional Studies transfer credit page.
Relevant Fields of Education
Champlain offers many programs that are relevant to members of the Armed Forces. Some fields to consider are computer forensics, criminal justice, communication and media, or business. Our faculty and staff are ready and willing to help you succeed and are appreciative of the service you've given and the perspective you bring to the classroom.
Post 9/11 GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
David Boyle, MA, MS
Veteran and Military Program Manager
Perry Hall, Room 222
163 South Willard Street
PO Box 670
800.570.5858 ext. 2727