Veteran Educational Benefits

Benefit Categories:

  • GI Bill®
  • Yellow Ribbon Eligible veterans whose tuition charges exceed the annual maximum allowed by the VA can receive up to $5,000 in Yellow Ribbon funds from Wentworth, and the VA, to be deducted from the tuition charge.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) - Darren Laforest administers Chapter 31 benefits for Wentworth students
  • See our Financial Aid page for a list of Financial Aid Counselors who can advise on non-VA Aid (FAFSA advice for veterans)
  • Obtain your Joint Services Transcript (JST) at and submit it along with your application materials to potentially receive credit toward your Wentworth degree
  • Check out Money Geek and Community for Accredited Online Schools for education about transitioning to college and obtaining aid from various sources.

Delayed VA Payments

Under S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103, Wentworth Institute of Technology will not impose a late fee, denial of access to facilities, or other penalty against a veteran or eligible dependent due to a late payment of tuition and/or fees from the VA up to the certified benefits amount.  Any portion of the student bill not covered by VA benefits is still expected to be settled by the due date.


Accepted Students Process for Receiving GI Bill® Benefits:

Veteran students, spouses and dependents will work with Joseph Scriva to complete the following steps:

 1) Obtain your DD-214/Separation papers (if applicable)

2) Apply for benefits

3) Obtain Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

4) Send COE and DD-214 via fax (617-989-4201, ATTN: SCO) with your

  • Full name
  • Wentworth ID number
  • Major

Current Students Process for Receiving GI Bill® Benefits:

 Students should report their desire to be certified each semester.

  • Full name
  • Wentworth ID number
  • Major
  • Number of credits being taken during the upcoming semester
  • Change of major or program (if applicable)
  • Change of education benefit types (if applicable)

For more information on the receiving benefits for hybrid, online and part-time, please see this guide: VA Certification Guide

Some students choose to be certified while on Co-op. Since there is no tuition charge they may opt to save their benefit months for semesters when they attend full time.

For more information on educational benefits, healthcare, housing, insurance, and other items, go to eBenefits.

If you are experiencing any difficulties obtaining benefits through the VA, VITAL connects student veterans with all their benefits.

*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.


Wentworth's Veterans' Organization (WIT-VET)