Vermont Technical College will join with Castleton University and Northern Vermont University to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023.
Learn more about Veterans & Military Service Members at Vermont State.
Vermont Tech is committed to helping current and former members of the United States Armed Forces attain their educational goals. We are here to ensure that student veterans and veteran affiliated students are successful in attaining their academic goals. Thank you for your service to our country.
All prospective students must first speak with their Educational Services Officer or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling at Vermont Technical College. Questions regarding your tuition assistance approval, timeline for benefits or general requirements should be directed to your local education office.
Vermont Technical College Prohibition of high-pressure recruitment tactics
Vermont Technical College is a member of the National Association of Admissions Counselors (NACAC) and abides by the guiding principles outlined in their Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission.
In accordance with the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding, Vermont Technical College specifically prohibits the following:
- Providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance
- Use of high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.
- Providing inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis [defined as “an insignificant amount”] to any individual or entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to TA funds. Educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible
Veterans planning to attend Vermont Technical College using the GI Bill® should indicate this on their Admissions Application. Also, please visit the GI Bill® website and complete the VA Form 22-1990 Application for Educational Benefits online or download it and mail it to:
VA Regional Office
PO Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
It takes weeks, but if eligible for benefits, the VA will send a letter of eligibility to the veteran, a copy of which should be forwarded to:
Vermont Technical College
Attn: Marla Tillberg – Veterans Certifying Official
PO Box 500
Randolph Center, VT 05061
Once veteran eligibility is established, student enrollment will automatically be certified with the VA every semester that a student is enrolled. If a student does not want to be certified or is no longer eligible for VA benefits, they must notify the Registrar prior to the start of classes.
Veterans need to be prepared to purchase books and have living expenses for the first 4-6 weeks of classes. The initial payments can be slow, but will be retroactive to the start of the term once they begin.
Veterans must notify the Registrar of any changes in tuition and fees after the initial enrollment certification is completed each semester.
MHA rate is now based on where a student physically attends the majority of their classes. To determine MHA rate, please check the GI Bill® Comparison Tool. This tool provides MHA rates for main, branch campuses, and extension campuses
The first payments from the VA normally arrive four to six weeks from the beginning of the term, so veterans are not required to pay tuition, fees, or room and board prior to receiving their VA benefits. Students may also set up payment plans to stretch out payments over the term, if that becomes necessary. The amount of the payments is dependent on eligibility and entitlements.
Vermont Tech does not require Advanced Payment requests for current veteran students or applicants.
Financial Aid & Loans
Service members who seek additional funding through federal and/or private loans to help cover expenses are encouraged to contact our Financial Aid department to discuss available options by contacting us via email email@example.com or calling (802) 728-1248.
Vermont recently passed legislation stating that active duty Guard members are also eligible for free tuition. Please read the State of Vermont legislation to learn more.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill