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

Students wanting to use their GI Bill funding, MyCAA, GoArmyEd, or other military tuition assistance must turn in a certification request form along with a copy of your class schedule before the beginning of each quarter (VA strongly recommends at least 30 days prior) to the school certifying official, and AFTER you have finished registering for all your classes.

Certification Request Form

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.