Veteran's Benefits

We are proud to be a Veterans Administration (VA) approved Institution of Higher Learning (IHL).Our Student Veterans Services Office offers assistance as a resource for VA, military funding for education, EAP, FTA, MYCAA and handles certification of enrollment to the VA for Montgomery GI Bill®, Post 9/11 GI Bill®, and other VA education benefit programs. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Veterans Services of enrollment, changes in enrollment, termination of student status or changes of address and phone number. Failure to do this could delay or jeopardize current or future benefits. A Military Veterans and Service Members Student Checklist and Veteran’s Benefits Request Form (VBRF) are available online at Questions may be directed to the Student Veterans Services Office at 610.861.5508.

PA Act 11 – Discounts for Veterans, Military Personnel and their Dependents

As required by PA Act 11 of 2015, Veterans and Military Personnel, their spouses and/or dependent children may be eligible for reduced tuition and fees rates as outlined below.

  1. Veterans, their spouses and/or dependent children, who reside in the Commonwealth of PA will be granted a tuition rate equivalent to local sponsorship rate.  For purposes of this policy, a veteran student is defined as an individual who:  (a) Served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component or National Guard and was discharged/released from service under conditions other than dishonorable; or one who is an active duty service member; and (b) Resides in Pennsylvania while enrolled at Northampton Community College.
  2. Active military personnel, their spouses and/or dependent children, who are enrolled in online (distance) classes, and who reside outside of the Commonwealth, will be granted a tuition rate equivalent to our Commonwealth of PA rate.
  3. Any individual who receives VA education benefits under chapters 30,31,33,35,or 1606, and who resides outside of the Commonwealth, will be granted a tuition rate equivalent to our Commonwealth of PA rate.
  4. Civilian personnel who work at a Department of Defense facility in the Commonwealth of PA, their spouses and or dependent children, will be grated a tuition rate equivalent to the local sponsorship rate.

Those who qualify for reduced rates, as outlined above, are exempt from the 90 day residency waiting period, but must provide both proof of service and proof of residency prior to the start of the semester for which reduced rates are to be granted.

Proof of Service must be documented with a DD214, current military ID, and/or VA Certificate of Eligibility. Spouses and dependents must also provide either military ID, VA certificate of Eligibility, or other proof of connection to the veteran or military personnel with a Birth Certificate or recent IRS 1040.

Once the current semester has ended, the reduction cannot be applied for an adjustment.  Future terms only will benefit from the reduction to student accounts.