VA Benefits

Contact Us

Downtown Campus

Student Veterans Center
veterans @ bates.ctc.eduLocation Downtown Campus, Room E304 

For VA benefits information, contact:Andy Hall
VA Certify Official, DT Campus, Room M208


  • Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-Noon

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.

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
  • COMPASS 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.