VA Benefits

If you’re using your VA educational benefits at Bates, we can help. Bates is a participant of Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35; Post 9/11 GI Bill®; Montgomery GI Bill®  -Active Duty; Vocational Rehabilitation; and Veteran’s Innovation Program. Select programs, such as our continuing education programs, are not eligible for funding through the GI Bill®.

To apply for benefits, go to www.gibill.va.gov and click ‘Apply for Benefits.’ You’ll need to provide Bates’ VA Certifying Official with the following documentation:

  • Copy of your online VA application
  • Letter of Eligibility from VA
  • DD214
  • College Transcripts
  • Accuplacer scores

We also recommend that you apply for financial aid.

Helpful Resources


Selected programs of study at Bates Technical College are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Bates Technical College is operating remotely, with limited labs on campus. We’re here to help you virtually. Learn more about our efforts to keep students and employees healthy and safe on the COVID-19 resource page.