Veterans Educational Benefits Information

New England Conservatory is approved for the use of GI Bill® education benefits. Veterans and eligible dependents who are accepted into a degree program at NEC and who also may qualify for the GI Bill® should contact the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at 1.888.442.4551 or visit the VA website at for the GI Bill® application process.

New England Conservatory billing policy is compliant with the requirements of 38 USC 3679 (e). Any individual who is eligible for educational assistance under chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® will be permitted to participate in the educational program at NEC beginning on the date a certificate of eligibility or statement of benefits is provided to the College. NEC will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees or denial of access to facilities, due to the delayed reimbursement of funding from the VA provided that the certificate of eligibility or statement of benefits is submitted prior to the first day of classes for the enrollment period in question.

Student Responsibilities

  • Application: Students must apply for education benefits through the Veterans Administration. Any questions related to eligibility must be directed to the VA.
  • Certificates of Eligibility: Students who are eligible for VA benefits must send a certificate of eligibility (and/or a statement of benefits) to the Bursar's Office ( before their enrollment can be certified with the department of Veterans Affairs. Certificates can also be mailed directly to the Bursar in the Business Office. Enrollments will be certified at the beginning of each term and updated throughout the semester as needed. Any questions regarding certification can be directed to the email above.

  • Settlement of Account: Students are responsible to pay amounts remaining due on their account (if any) within 2 weeks of receipt of the final VA payment for the semester. If applicable, students will be notified of the balance due on their account and will have two weeks from the date of notice before payment is due.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program

New England Conservatory participated in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program. This award is a supplement to Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and signifies the College’s commitment to support Veterans who are pursuing higher education. The combined NEC and VA contribution cannot exceed your net tuition and fee charges for the semester.

Please direct any questions regarding eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon program directly to the Veterans Administration.

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


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