Military Resource Center
The mission of the Military Resource Center is to serve and support military personnel, veterans, and families with information, transition assistance, education programs, counseling, and advocacy, ensuring they receive the support they need and deserve.
How We Support, Assist, and Empower
We recognize that military-affiliated students have unique needs, unlike traditional and many non-traditional college students. We assist Veterans, service members, and their families to aid in achieving their personal, professional, and academic goals. Military-affiliated students include Veterans, current military service members (active/guard/reserve), military spouses, dependents, and ROTC cadets.
We support, assist and empower Veterans and military-affiliated students to BE BOLD about their educational pursuits. We are available to help you connect with the resources and networks of support available to you at RIC and within the local community.
Consider the Center your one-stop shop for learning the ins and outs of your GI Bill® Benefits, navigating higher education systems, and finding community as you earn your degree.
Tuition Assistance and Waivers
The Department of Defense and RIC deeply appreciate the sacrifices made by our veterans, and as such, offer tuition assistance and disabled veteran tuition waivers.
May We Contact You?
If you can provide us with your contact information, we'd be happy to reach out.
Support the Military Resource Center
Making a gift to support the Rhode Island College Military Resource Center will provide funding to enhance campus programming and assist in the success of all military-affiliated students.
Submit Your VA Benefits Certification Worksheet
The RIC VA Benefits Certification Worksheet needs to be submitted every semester. RIC's VA Certifying Official, Earl H. Bright III, will review and process your VA Benefits Certification Worksheet each semester.
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Featured News & Stories
“Hope is important to me,” says Polanco, “because I came from a place where there wasn’t much hope.” Enacted this fall, RIC’s Hope Scholarship makes the final two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree tuition-free for R.I. residents.
Nontraditional student says he returned to RIC to finish what he started.
Forms and Resources
- Priority Registration for Student Veterans.pdf
- Military Affiliated Student Checklist.pdf
- VA Benefits Certification Worksheet
- Green Zone Ally Training
- Tuition Waiver for Disabled American Veterans (DAV)