Education Benefits for Veterans and Military
New England College is dedicated to providing special education benefits to the men and women of the armed forces reach their educational goals and provides active-duty servicemembers with a special military tuition rate. We’re proud to educate military servicemembers and have a long history of doing so. In fact, NEC was founded in 1946 to serve the educational needs of the service men and women returning home at the close of World War II.
Special Tuition Rates
A special tuition rate applies to active-duty servicemembers (including Reservists and Guardsmen who are currently activated, mobilized or recalled to active duty), and their spouses and dependents. NEC’s standard tuition rate of $1,580 per 4-credit course is reduced to $750 per 4-credit course. This represents a savings of over 52%. Additionally, special military pricing is an additional education benefit for veterans, Reservists, Guardsmen, spouses and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans – 10% savings on undergraduate tuition.
Veterans' Education Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs administers several different education benefit programs including The Post-9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill. For information on eligibility and how to apply for benefits, visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its GI Bill website.
New England College is proud to partner with the Veterans Administration (VA) providing numerous benefit programs that allow former and current military service members to fulfill their educational goals.
Students who are eligible to receive military education benefits as defined by the VA should contact the NEC’s Student Services Coordinator and Military Benefits Administrator, Joseph M. Face, by calling 603-428-2289 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of application. Veteran’s education programs are listed below.
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
- Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- National Call to Service Program
Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows United States institutions of higher learning to voluntarily fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the amount. To apply, please contact NEC’s Student Services Coordinator and Military Benefits Administrator by calling 603-428-2289 or emailing email@example.com.
College Fund Programs
Enlistees in the armed services who become eligible for their College Fund Programs receive up to $70,000 toward college tuition, when combined with the Montgomery GI Bill, and upon honorable discharge. Enlistees who are awarded the College Fund by the Marine Corps or Coast Guard receive even more.
Loan Repayment Programs
In the full-time duty Army, soldiers can qualify to have their loan repaid by the military at the rate of one-third of the loan for each year of full-time duty served (maximum loan repayment is $70,000). The Army also helps soldiers pay off student loans they've taken out, provided they attended schools on an approved Perkins, Stafford or other Department of Education Guaranteed Student Loan.
In the full-time duty Navy, a $65,000 loan repayment program is also available. Qualifications include prior military service, a high school diploma and a loan guaranteed under the Higher Education Act of 1965. You must qualify for Navy Nuclear Field or other designated critical rating as defined by the U.S. Navy, and other restrictions apply.
Military Toll-Free Telephone Number: 855-821-7363
International Telephone Number: 011 1-813-612-8168