Special Tuition Benefits for Veterans
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a Yellow Ribbon college, supporting the Post-9/11 GI Bill for veterans. This enables us to make additional funds available for your college education without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.
You will be eligible for full tuition benefits if:
- You have served at least three years after September 11, 2001
- You were honorably discharged
- If you served on active duty less than three years, reduced benefits are still available
Tip: Complete the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1 to be considered for the widest range of financial assistance. BFIT’s code is 002151.
Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
For those veterans who are not eligible for VA benefits such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you may be eligible for the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program or VRAP.
BFIT could help you get approved for this fantastic program written into law through the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Please click here for more details.
Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter
As a student veteran, you can join BFIT's SVA chapter, which was formed in 2014 to help veterans achieve success while at school and also with job placement after graduation. The chapter maintains a private designated space for student veterans, access to veteran-related resources and organizes events.
Photo Caption: Student veteran AJ participates in the Boston River Run 5K with BFIT's SVA Chapter. The group participates in fun social events throughout the school year.
In 2015, BFIT was awarded a $7,500 grant from Student Veterans of America (SVA) in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation to create an on-campus student veterans resource center. The resource center will serve as a private designated space for student veterans to congregate, study, and host meetings. Students will also have access to veteran-related resources including books and brochures.
Photo Caption: BFIT student veterans are hard at work sprucing up the college's new Student Veteran Resource Center. From (l) Ryan Hadfield, U.S. veteran, BFIT's SVA Chapter President, and Automotive Technology student, Garth Thompson, U.S. veteran, Electrical Technology student, and Eric Trusty, U.S. veteran and Electrical Technology student.
“We pursued this opportunity because we want to both increase the amount of resources at the college for veterans and have a designated space to meet and foster friendships,” said Ryan Hadfield, U.S. veteran, BFIT’s SVA Chapter President and Automotive Technology student. “We also want to ensure that current and future veterans at BFIT have access to the resources they need to succeed and a sense of community at the college.”
BFIT is a Yellow Ribbon college, supporting the Post-9/11 GI Bill for veterans. This enables the college to make additional funds available for veterans pursuing a college education without an additional charge to their GI Bill entitlement. The non-profit college has served students pursuing careers in technology since 1908.
“This initiative will strengthen our student veteran community, attract more veterans to our college, and help solidify our standing as a military friendly college,” said Brett Wellman, BFIT’s Director of Student Life and advisor to the BFIT Student Veterans of America chapter. Since 2008, SVA has helped those returning from military service obtain the resources, support and advocacy needed to achieve success in higher education after graduation.