VETS Center

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The mission of the Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Center is to provide comprehensive support services to prospective and current students, including community college transfers, who are members of the U.S. armed services.  In addition, the Center will provide assistance to student Veterans in dealing with and resolving their unique academic and life issues.

The VETS Center is open to veterans, their family members and the Eastern Connecticut State University community.

Getting Started: Please visit the VETS Center to receive instructions and assistance with any of your benefit needs. At the VETS Center you will receive one-on-one guidance for your basic VA Benefits needs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the VETS Center- Rebekah Avery.

Instruction Sheets:
A. GI Bill
B. Joint Service Transcript
C. Certificate of Basic Eligibility (COE)
D. Tuition Waiver
E. Vocational Rehabilitation
F. Tuition Assistance


1. Veterans Data Form
2. CT Tuition Waiver


Additional links:
Transfer Benefits to Family Member
Request Official Joint Services Transcript
– On Campus resources for Jobs, Resumes, Fairs, etc.:  Center for Internship and Development
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs
New G.I. Bill

Veterans Resources ( )
Tax Guide for Military Members & Veterans

W.A.V.E  – VA website (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)
– &


‘Books for Vets’- $100 Scholarship
          Books For Vets description & Scholarship-Application
Bonzagni and Thomas Families Scholarship

Veterans Coordinator

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Rebekah Avery
Phone: (860) 465-0401 or (860) 465-0402;

Eastern’s V.E.T.S. Center is located in the Wood Support Services Center, 2nd floor, Room 253.

Financial Aid/ Veteran's Affairs Office
For additional assistance, or questions regarding your FAFSA you can contact the Financial Aid office.  
Phone: (860) 465-5096;
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


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