Information for veterans

Welcome. Thank you for your service and for your interest in using your VA Benefits for training at North Bennet Street School.

North Bennet Street School was established in 1881 and has been training veterans for generations. The full-time career training programs prepare individuals to begin meaningful careers and are eligible for veterans education benefits. This page includes information to help you get started.

Links to veterans affairs information

The Post-9/11 GI-Bill
Montgomery GI Bill
Other veterans educational assistance programs
Veterans on-line application for benefits application

Veterans benefits and Financial aid at NBSS

Full-time courses at North Bennet Street School qualify for veterans’ educational benefits through the Montgomery G.I. Bill, Chapter 30 and the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, Chapter 33. To begin receiving your benefits, please forward a copy of your Veterans Administration (VA) letter of eligibility to the NBSS Financial Aid office. To confirm your eligibility for benefits, call the VA at 888-442-4551 or complete the VONAPP (Veterans on-line application for benefits application). In addition, Federal and state grants and NBSS scholarships are available for qualified students. This includes the NBSS Yellow Ribbon Program, which is our own program to help bridge any financial gap for veterans. Learn more on the financial aid page of this website.


North Bennet Street School was added to the 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list that honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. There are 30 students, 20% of full-time enrollment, who receive veterans benefits at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.


NBSS offers rolling admissions and accepts qualified applicants throughout the year. Veterans that enjoy working with their hands do well at North Bennet Street School. Qualities that military training sharpens -- commitment, organization, self-motivation and self-reliance -- are helpful in the immersive, hands-on training environment at NBSS. Learn more about the admissions process

Information Sessions

The best way to discover if the school is the right fit for you is to visit. Tour the facilities, meet others who are interested in the school, ask questions and learn more about the school and the admissions process. Attend one of our monthly Information Sessions or schedule an individual meeting and tour. To learn more about Information Sessions, click here.

We welcome calls and emails. Write to, or call 617-227-0155.

Contact us

Jamie Dergay
Director of Financial Aid
Certifying official for GI Bill benefits
email / 617-227-0155 x115

Rob O'Dwyer
Director of Admissions and Student Success
email / 617-227-0155 x111

Sharon Stetson
Associate Director of Admissions
email / 617-227-0155 x110

Dr. A. Sheree Brown
Director of Student Life and Career Services
email / 617-227-0155 x113

Get info and ask questions about full-time programs.

“There is no place I would rather be right now. I have been a part-time woodworker for over 20 years. I've worked in corporate, and during my last job I decided to work in my shop as a way to relieve the stress and make me happy. My wife encouraged me to think about this as a full-time career path. I did some research and North Bennet Street School came up on the top of my list. As soon as I visited and toured the school, I knew that I wanted to come here.” Hal Curry, Cabinet and Furniture Making Student, USMC