Veteran Students

BCC student veteran graduating

Welcome, Veterans!

The faculty, staff and administration at Berkshire Community College (BCC) are committed to helping veterans make a smooth and productive transition to college life.

Request for Certification

Download the VA Request for Certification Form (PDF)

Forms are to be completed and submitted to the Veteran School Certifying Official (SCO) every semester you wish to utilize education benefits. In order to be certified in a timely manner, you must submit this form to the SCO within 30 business days before the start of the term, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuition Waiver

Download the VA Application for Categorical Tuition Waiver form (PDF)

Veterans Resources

Contact Us

To receive information about VA education benefits, visit our form and choose "Veteran's Services" from "Other Areas of Interest"

Veterans Benefits

Amanda Pittenger, Senior Special Programs Coordinator - Enrollment Services Coordinator
Registrar's Office

VA Benefits Policy Advisory

  • Policy Advisory: Cannabis Industry Certificate VA Benefits Use

    Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Service (EDU) Policy Advisory:

    Because marijuana remains illegal at a federal level, Congress has not provided any exception for students seeking to use their VA educational benefits on courses involving the cultivation, sale, or distribution of marijuana, and to be consistent with VR&E, EDU will prohibit a student from using VA educational benefits for such courses. This prohibition includes programs in states in which either the recreational or medicinal use of marijuana is legally permissible.

    This includes BCC's Cannabis Industry Certificate.

    Read the full policy disclosure

BCC has withdrawn its participation in Yellow Ribbon Program. The state now gives all veterans in-state rates, which is what the Yellow Ribbon Program was designed to off-set.