The Office of Veterans Affairs at William James College would like to thank all veterans for their service and welcome you to William James College.
Debra Boyce is the certifying official for veteran's benefits at William James College.
Below please find information on applying for benefits, admissions, forms required, important websites, detailed information on the chapters of the GI bill, Federal and State programs, Yellow Ribbon and other important information.
Apply For Benefits
Applications can also be completed using VONAPP, which is available on the Department of Veterans Affairs website: www.gibill.va.gov
Decide On A Program
Apply for Admission
Below is a list of contacts and websites outside of William James College that may be helpful to you.
For information on approved education programs, licensing, and certification exams, and on the job training programs
For federal G.I. Bill benefit eligibility, application, payment information, and for a complete list of Yellow Ribbon participating colleges and universities:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Buffalo Regional Processing Office
For information on apprenticeship programs:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Apprentice Standards
P.O. Box 146759
19 Staniford Street, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 626-5409
Fax: (617) 626-5427
This handbook is a comprehensive official guide to all benefits available to veterans as authorized by federal regulation, and includes information on the following:
To request a copy, please log onto the US Government Printing Office web site at: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/ or call toll free at: 866-512-1800.
VA operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system in the world, with over 1000 sites of care, including hospitals, clinics and counseling centers.
Please note that students who are approved for VA health care access are not required to purchase our-sponsored health insurance plan but must complete the online insurance waiver.
Combat Veterans are automatically eligible for health care services up to 5-years post-separation. Veterans are encouraged to visit the West Roxbury VA to determine eligibility.
To apply for enrollment, students must complete VA form 10-10EZ (Application for Health Benefits). For additional information about VA health care, click on this link: www.va.gov/health.
The VA Medical Center closest to William James College is located at: 1400 VFW Parkway, Boston MA 02132.
Certain veterans may be further eligible for reimbursement of travel costs when traveling for approved VA Medical care.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for certain service members and veterans who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. Generally, service members and veterans may receive up to 36 months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
William James College has partnered with the VA to offer supplemental benefits under the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. In addition to regular Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits, qualifying students can receive a $5,000 VA Yellow Ribbon grant and a matching $5,000 grant from William James College under this program. For addition information about GI Bill benefits, please log onto http://gibill.va.gov/ or you may contact our Office of Student Services at 617-567-9334.
The Women Veterans’ Network is a program of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services. The Network is the central resource for women veterans in Massachusetts and provides information on federal, state and local benefits. The Network’s mission is to expand awareness of the needs of women veterans and to identify available health and human resources to meet those needs.
Interested students may contact the Network at 617-210-5781 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans and other claimants for VA benefits have the right to appeal decisions made by a VA regional office or medical center. A claimant has one year from the date of notification of a decision to file an appeal. The process begins by contacting the regional office or medical center that rendered the initial decision and filing a written notice of disagreement. More information about VA appeals can found in the Federal Benefits for Veterans Handbook, VA Pamphlet 80-09-01.