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 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

Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.