Nov 25, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Veterans


VALOR Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy

In accordance with the VALOR ACT, Massachusetts College of Art and Design evaluates credit earned for military education, training, experience, or coursework using the same standards as those applied to coursework from accredited colleges and universities. Massachusetts College of Art and Design reviews all military transcripts and discharge documents (DD214), including SMART, ACE, and AARTS, as well as CLEP Subject Standardized Tests in accordance with college policies for transferability of credit to the student’s intended major or program of study. Such evaluation shall be in accordance with existing credit transfer policies. Students shall receive accurate and complete academic counseling from the Veterans Coordinator in collaboration with the Academic Resource Center.

MassArt’s current Veterans Coordinator is Jonathan Rand, Registrar. Any questions regarding Veteran services should be directed to him. Jonathan can be contacted at 617-879-7263 or jrand@massart.edu

 

Veteran’s Enrollment Policy

Covered  individuals may attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website - eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

 

  • The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  • 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

 

MassArt will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.
 

NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

 

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 S.2248 Section 103.1. (b)

A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

  • MPTC Police Academy’s ensures that your educational institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.
  • MPTC Police Academy permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website - e-Benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates: The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution. Ninety (90) days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
  • Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post- 9/11 GI Bill® benefits. In order to be considered covered under Randolph Police Academy’s Section 103 policy, a recruit must complete the following actions:• Provide academy director with a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility or statement of benefit• Provide a written request via the Municipal Police Training Committee’s approved Veteran Benefits form.

 

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

  • For courses, semesters, or terms beginning July 1, 2017, in-state tuition will be charged for anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Virginia while attending a school located in Virginia (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.

 

  • An individual using educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) who lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia while attending a school located in the Commonwealth of Virginia (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) effective for courses, semesters, or terms beginning after March 1, 2019.