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Military Education Benefits

Rutgers offers over 100 approved programs for active duty military, veterans, reservists and eligible military dependents. These convenient, flexible and affordable programs are available online or in-person at locations throughout New Jersey.

Getting Started Checklist

› First time applying? We recommend contacting our Veteran’s Coordinator Marge Ramsey, or calling 848-932-4708. Please note that the VA benefits approval process typically takes several weeks.

1. Choose a program

Review the VA approved noncredit and certificate programs below.

2. Apply online for VA benefits

To use your Montgomery (Chapter 30) or Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits (Chapter 33), Complete an online application to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

3. Once approved, receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

A paper document of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will be mailed to you by the VA upon approval. This process can take up to 4-6 weeks. The COE provides the time and percentage of benefits you have available. A copy of this form is required by the School Certifying Official.

Choose a VA approved noncredit or certificate program eligible for funding by the State Approving Agency and the Veterans Administration. If you’re interested in a program that is not listed, please contact us at 848-932-4708.

› Using Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits? Those applying for Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation may use their benefits for any program in our Course Catalog (including the programs below).

Are you a military spouse?

Rutgers offers online, self-paced, open enrollment programs for military spouses through the MyCAA Scholarship Program.

Looking to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree?

Please consult the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services office at 848-932-8387.

Contact Us

portrait of Marge Ramsey

Marge Ramsey
Veteran’s Coordinator

Call 848-932-4708 • Contact by email

Want to learn more? Contact us today!

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