Veterans Center

Veterans Center

Providing Support for Veterans at Bristol

If you are a United States military Veteran, Active Duty Service Member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or Family Member, the Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center is here to provide you with academic counseling, support and educational benefits certification. To receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits, you must be certified by one of our VA School Certifying Officials (SCO). Your eligibility and benefit payments are based on the length of time in service, and the length of the courses, and the number of credits for which you are registered at Bristol.

To be certified, email all required documentation to the Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center, at Your certification will be processed in a timely manner and sent electronically to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office in Buffalo, NY. The VA will then determine your eligibility. Please note, this usually takes 6 to 8 weeks.

When applying for Financial Aid, keep in mind that any education benefits received, must be reported on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. If you have specific questions please contact the Education Call Center at 1.888.442.4551 (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. CST).


Forms and Resources


Spring 2021 Semester

Although our physical space is temporarily closed Due to COVID-19, we are still here to support you! If you have questions on how the Veterans Center can help you during this time, or if you would like info on our Student Veterans activities & upcoming Virtual events, please contact Director, Denny Cosmo at
For questions regarding Veterans' educational benefits, including GI Bill eligibility and forms, please email our VA School Certifying Official (SCO), Robin Gallant at We are standing by to assist!

Student Profiles: Scott Lyndon

Class of 2018 | Human ServicesStudent Profiles Scott Lyndon Image

Scott Lyndon, Class of 2018 Salutatorianbegan at Bristol after serving as a medic in the United States Air Force, and later as LPN in the medical field for 25 years. 

With a passion to begin a new chapter in his career, Scott enrolled in the college’s human services program to continue his education to advance his long-time career pursuit of caring for others.

Hear Scott's story here

GI Bill®

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website by clicking here.