Veterans Educational Programs

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Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Program

(The Armed Forces offers soldiers, sailors, marines, guardsman, and airmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours.)

     Guardsman and Reservist:

  • Student must complete an on-line application through GoArmyEd
  • Student must complete an SOU (Statement of Understanding), must be signed by commander and uploaded into EFILE; once approved, apply for FTA
  • Must be approved prior to the start of classes (as early as 60 days prior)
  • Student must be accepted into a certificate or degree program
  • Must upload copy of acceptance letter
  • Must upload updated NHTI degree plan
  • Must upload current semester schedule
  • Must upload invoice of semester tuition costs, by class
  • Student must notify NHTI’s Bursar’s Office of FTA approval
  • Payment is treated as third party billing
  • FTA is dependent on passing grades; failure results in take-back of funding
  • Contact: Bursar's Office - (603) 271-6484 x4112

Veterans Assistance Programs

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30, 1606, 1607)

  • Admitted to a degree or certificate program (allowed 2 semesters as non-matriculated student)
  • Student must have a NOBE (DD2384) Notice of Basic Eligibility (verified and signed by the State Montgomery GI Bill Manager--Guard or Reserve Unit)
  • First time applying for MGIB benefits-complete a VA Form 22-1990 (process by mail or electronically)
  • Supply discharge papers DD-214 if soldier has been discharged
  • Student must verify enrollment no earlier than the last day of each month and on the last date of the semester enrolled in the College
  • Monthly payment is to be treated as reimbursement to the student
  • Payment-Student must pay up front, use the installment payment plan, or be awarded financial aid that will cover bill
  • Suggest student also apply for financial aid
  • Contact: Registrar's Office-(603) 271-6484 x4279 (Liz Pontacoloni)

Post 9/11 Chapter 33

  • First time applying for Post 9/11 - complete a VA Form 22-1990 (process electronically or by mail)
  • Supply discharge papers DD-214 if soldier has been discharged
  • Total months of active duty will determine percentage of education benefits - 40 to 100%; VA makes the determination
  • Admitted to a degree or certificate program (allowed 2 semesters as non-matriculated student)
  • Supply school with certificate of eligibility that shows months of eligibility and percentage of benefits
  • BAH eligibility - student must be 51% of full time status; VA pays in arrears
  • Book stipend - VA pays up to $1,000 per year depending on percentage of eligibility; VA pays no sooner than two weeks prior to the start of the semester
  • Tuition and Fees - paid directly to school depending on percentage of eligibility
  • Payment arrangements are needed unless 100% eligibility documentation is provided
  • $100 tuition deposit is not required if 100% eligibility documentation is provided
  • Suggest student also apply for financial aid
  • Contact: Registrar's Office - (603) 271-6484 x4112 (Liz Pontacoloni)

Dependent of a deceased or disabled Veteran (Chapter 35)

  • Admitted to a degree program (allowed 2 semesters as non-matriculated student)
  • First time applying for dependent benefits-complete a VA Form 22-5490 (process by mail or electronically)
  • Need Veterans File Number (or social security number)
  • Monthly payment is to be treated as reimbursement to the student
  • Payment--Student must pay up front, use installment payment plan, or be awarded financial aid that will cover bill
  • Suggest student also apply for financial aid
  • Contact: Registrar's Office-(603) 271-6484 x4279 (Liz Pontacoloni)

Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)

  • Disabled Veteran (training for workforce re-entry-covers tuition, fees, books, basic supplies and small stipend)
  • Approved by the Manchester VA Vocational Rehabilitation Office
  • Form 28-1905 will be completed by the VA Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office at NHTI
  • Payment is treated as third party billing approved by the Manchester VA Vocational Rehabilitation Office
  • $100.00 tuition deposit is not required if authorization from the Voc-Rehab Office is provided
  • Contact: Initial-Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Office, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03101
  • Certify Enrollment-Registrar's Office (603) 271-6484 x4279 (Liz Pontacoloni)
  • Payment-Bursar's Office (603) 271-6484 x4112

Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP); Program Ends on 3/31/2014

  • At least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Not eligible for any other VA education benefit program
  • Not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
  • Not enrolled in a federal or state job training program
  • Enrolled in a VA approved program by a community or technical school
  • Must lead to an Associate Degree, Certificate or Non-College Degree and train the Veteran for a high demand occupation
  • Veteran must be a full-time student
  • Assistance is equal to full-time MGI Bill – Active Duty rate
  • Certify Enrollment-Registrar's Office (603) 271-6484 x4279 (Liz Pontacoloni)

NH National Guard Tuition Waiver Program

Registrar's Office
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4014
Fax: (603) 230-9314
nhtiregistrar@ccsnh.edu

Location
Located on the first floor of Sweeney Hall.

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 5 pm
Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm