The Boston Architectural College is currently approved to authorize veteran benefits for all undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as certificate programs.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Boston Architectural College is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program). This program allows the Boston Architectural College (BAC) to enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the veteran student’s Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.
Eligible students may receive additional grant funding to assist with tuition expenses in addition to their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits allowing eligible students to attend school for little or no cost! The BAC Yellow Ribbon funding is limited, and is available on a first come first served basis. Students who are interested in obtaining additional information about the VA Yellow Ribbon Program can contact the Veterans Administration at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor or go to: www.gibill.va.gov.
In order to receive VA benefits, students new to the BAC need must complete the required forms to designate the BAC as the school they will be attending. Please visit www.gibill.va.gov for more information and to complete the required documentation.
Please note that enrollment certification for VA Benefits is semester-based using the following criteria:
Full-time = 12 or more credits consisting of a minimum of 6 academic credits and any anticipated practice hours.
Three-quarter-time = 9 to 11.99 credits consisting of a minimum of 6 academic credits and any anticipated practice hours.
Half-time = 6 to 8.99 credits consisting of a minimum of 6 academic credits and any anticipated practice hours.
Less-than-half-time = less than 6 academic credits (anticipated practice credits are not counted if enrolled for less than 6 credits).
Full-time = 9 or more credits consisting of a minimum of 4.5 academic credits and any anticipated practice hours.
Three-quarter-time = 6.75 to 8.99 credits consisting of a minimum of 4.5 academic credits and any anticipated practice hours.
Half-time = 4.5 to 6.74 credits consisting of a minimum of 4.5 academic credits and any anticipated practice hours.
Less-than-half-time = less than 4.5 academic credits (anticipated practice credits are not counted if enrolled for less than 4.5 credits).
Graduate Students in the MDS and MSIA programs:
Full-time = 6 or more credits.
Three-quarter-time = 4.5 to 5.99 credits.
Half-time = 3 to 4.49 credits.
Less-than-half-time = 1.5 credits.
Students are required to notify VA Certifying Official when they add, drop, or withdraw from classes at any point during the academic year so that your VA enrollment certification can be updated. Each semester, anticipated practice credits reported on the enrollment certification but not earned, will require an adjustment to the enrollment certification. A change in your enrollment status may change your benefits. For example, if your enrollment is reduced from full-time to three-quarter time, your benefits will decrease. If the VA does not receive prompt notice of a change, you could be liable for an overpayment of benefits. Once a student earns the required number of practice credits needed for graduation, additional practice credits cannot be counted towards enrollment certification. You must also maintain satisfactory progress as outlined by the Financial Aid Office. If you do not meet the standards set by the school, the certifying official must notify the VA, which will result in loss of benefits.