At Bay State, we're mission-ready for your college career--and your professional career that follows! We have the programs and experienced, expert faculty to give you a head start, plus the support from day one to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

You've given America your service; now Bay State College is ready to serve you. While we hope to answer most of your questions here, please take a look at this page's links and resources for additional guidance.

Whether you are a new or returning student, we can assist you and eligible dependents as you begin or continue your education. Our mission is to create a welcoming environment for veterans and service members who are entering college, while transitioning the skills they gained from military training and combat experience to their classroom studies.

The Top 6 Reasons Veterans choose Bay State College

  1. Bay State College is an approved program for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which offers veterans access to tuition benefits that significantly offset the cost of continuing their college education.
  2. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional assistance to cover tuition and fees that are not already covered by the Post–9/11 GI Bill®.
  3. Our staff is trained and dedicated to ensuring that veteran students receive the support services they need to be successful in their degree program.
  4. Lower student-teacher ratios and faculty with industry experience.
  5. Student Success Coordinators are available to guide you through any challenges you may have during your time here.
  6. Our Summer Session allows veterans to fast-track their degree attainment.

Veteran Friendly Recognition

Named to GI Jobs Military Friendly School list - 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013  
Named to Victory Media Military Friendly School list - 2014, 2015, & 2016
Named to U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Online Programs for Veterans - 2015 


Ready to apply to Bay State? Let's get started!

  1. Complete the Bay State College Application
  2. Identify yourself as a student seeking use of Veteran’s benefits.
  3. Request your certificate of eligibility for education benefits (VONAPP)
  4. Fill out FAFSA to determine eligibility of state and federal aid at
  5. Contact Bay State College’s Admissions Department to schedule an on campus meeting with a Veteran Enrollment Coordinator