Applying veterans benefits towards your Collective education

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If you do not see a program that fits your needs, please contact us to discuss our other custom education options.

Benefit programs for veterans

Post-9/11 GI Bill

What it is:
This law established a program at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide benefits for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

What it provides:
The program provides benefits based on a proportional calculation of 36 months of duty for up to four academic years’ worth of annual assistance. As of the 2014-2015 academic year, the maximum total annual award is $20,235.02. There are also provisions for a monthly housing allowance equal to the E-5 basic allowance for housing with dependents (based on college ZIP code) and a yearly stipend of $1,000 for books and equipment.

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Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty

What it is:
The Montgomery GI Bill program provides up to 36 months of education benefits payable for 10 years following release from active duty.

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Collective contacts for Veterans

The Collective Admissions Office
Email Admissions

Veteran Student FAQs

You can apply for the GI Bill® by filling out the VA forms at You will complete VA form 22-1990 if you are applying for the first time and form 22-1995 if you are transferring your benefits from another institution.

You will file an educational claim through the Veterans Affairs website. Once the paperwork is processed and approved, you will send your Certificate of Eligibility to our school Veterans Certifying Official, Tony Maggiolino. See contact information above.

You will need to fill out a VA Form 22-1995, Request for Change of VA Educational Program or Place of Training form. The form may be found at

The Collective does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, but we are working fervently for approval as a Yellow Ribbon participant.

Veterans are charged the same tuition rate as all students and there is no instate or out of state tuition differential.

Yes. Your BAH rate is E-5 with dependents and is prorated by your full-time or part-time status as a student. Monthly housing allowance rates are Federally regulated and can change year to year. Use the BAH calculator tool at and use 10011 as the duty zip code.

The Collective has had a rich history of VA students studying with us throughout the years, if you would like to speak with a student veterans representative, please inquire with Admissions.