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Military & Veteran Services Information for New Students

New Students

Getting Started...

The New Military/Veteran Student Guide below will help you take the necessary steps to jump start your career as a student here at BSU. Military & Veteran Student Services aims to provide assistance with educational/financial benefits including VA benefits. We also provide referrals to the disability resource office and other campus services to assist students.

For more information regarding individual eligibility for these and other educational benefits, please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs Regional Processing Center at 1-800-827-1000 or visit the website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/. We encourage veterans, dependents, and military students attending BSU to contact us in person or by email with any questions they may have. We can be reached by email at Veteran@bridgew.edu.

New Military/Veteran Student Guide

1. Complete and submit Transfer Admissions application
If you have not already been accepted to BSU please apply.

JST/CCAF credits will be counted as transfer credits. (Read BSU's Valor Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy)

2. Request transcripts from any previously attended colleges be mailed/emailed to:

Office of Admissions
Bridgewater State University
45 Plymouth Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
508.531.1237
admission@bridgew.edu

3. Request Military transcript:
Army/Navy/Marines/Coast Guard - (Electronically Submitted)
Community College of the Air Force - (School address below)

Office of Admissions
Bridgewater State University
45 Plymouth Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
508.531.1237
admission@bridgew.edu

4. Submit initial application for GI Bill Benefits to the VA online
Click New User and complete application process to receive Certificate of Eligibility (COE). If done correctly, the final page will contain a confirmation number for your COE. Print this page for your records. (Optional) Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (School Code: 002183)

5. Fill out Military Education Benefits Online Form (Formerly known as “Blue Form”):
You will need to complete this form for each semester that you register for classes using your benefits. Massachusetts State Veterans Tuition Waiver Current National Guard Members apply for Tuition and Fee Waiver here

6. Meet with Military & Veteran Student Services Counselor:
Military & Veteran Student Services is located in Tillinghast Hall, Room 010, 508.531.2181 Veteran@bridgew.edu

Be sure to bring:
DD214 (Member copy 4)
VA GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Confirmation page from initial online application

Welcome to Bridgewater!