Veterans Affairs

For information regarding VA benefits, you may contact the Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Regional Office, PO Box 4616, Buffalo, NY 14240-4616, 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551), www.gibill.va.gov.

The School Certifying Officer at River Valley Community College can also provide assistance to veterans regarding Veterans Affairs and the G.I. Bill®.

421.01 Tuition and Fees: A veteran, as defined under RSA 21:50, I, or a covered individual, as defined under Chapter 30 or 33 of Title 38 of the United States Code using educational assistance benefits provided under federal law, shall be charged in-state tuition while living in New Hampshire and enrolled in any institution of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

A spouse of child using educational assistance benefits provided pursuant to Chapter 30 or 33 of Title 38 of the United States Code shall be charged in-state tuition while living in New Hampshire and enrolled in any institution of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

Prior Credit: VA regulation states that all facilities approved under the GI Bill® Program have to evaluate all prior credit. The NH State Approving Agency is requiring that all students using any form of GI Bill® Education Benefits, enrolled on or after April 1, 2015, must complete the Credit for Prior Learning/Training Student Acknowledge Form. Remember the regulation states “evaluate” and not “must grant credit for prior credit.” Please see the RVCC School Certifying Officer for the form and further information.

Return of Tuition Assistance: Return of Tuition Assistance:  Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.  When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of the TA funds originally awarded.

To comply with the new Department of Defense policy, RVCC will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided.  TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.  These funds are returned to the military Service branch.