• “The entire Sterling College community is grateful for our veterans’ service, and we’re committed to helping them achieve their educational goals.”

    Favor Ellis

    Dean of Community

  • “After my service overseas, I wanted an education, not red tape. Sterling College worked one-on-one with me so I could design my own major in Outdoor Education with Therapeutic Applications.”

    Steve Giddens

    Steve Giddens

    Class of 2014

Application Information for Veterans

VeteransThe application process at Sterling College for veterans is designed to be as painless as possible. Here’s information that should be of use to you as you apply:

You will need to fill out an application, either our own Sterling College application, or through the Common Application. Regardless of which application you choose, your application fee is waived.

Your application will also require an essay, your high school transcripts, college transcripts (if applicable), and two letters of recommendation. We do not require SAT or ACT scores.

We will need a copy of your DD-214 or your NGB-22.

You may be eligible to receive academic credit for your military service. In order to determine what credit we can grant, Sterling College will need a copy of any military transcripts.

The links below will direct you how to request your military transcript(s) from your branch of service.

We will need you to fill out a FAFSA.

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Understanding Veterans’ Financial Aid

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans’ Association New GI Bill Calculator will help you understand your benefits and your eligibility, including housing allowance for the Northeast Kingdom, books and supplies stipend, and more.

E-Benefits is the site that the VA requires all new GI Bill users to register with and utilize in order to track and understand their benefits. The Sterling College Financial Aid office requires veteran students to have registered and use this site as well.

The Vermont VA Education Assistance is for every veteran and his or her family in the state of Vermont; it is a one-stop shop for understanding your education benefits in the state of Vermont.


GI Bill

Sterling College accepts all applicable chapters of the Montgomery GI Bill. The post 9/11 GI Bill has been recently updated with many changes. It has been expanded to include active service members of the National Guard. Sterling College is a private institution, not a public one, so there may be a cap on tuition benefits.

We will need a copy of your certificate of eligibility.

Find more information, plus scholarships, at the GI Bill site.

We’re here to help you!

Questions?

Email us at admission@sterlingcollege.edu,  call us at phone: 1-800-648-3591 (ext. 100) or 802-586-7711 (International), or try our LiveChat right now and let us know what you need!

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One week from today, students will climb into busses and venture far off-campus to undertake a quintessential Sterling endeavor: Expedition! Their four days journeying back to campus through the snowy woods will shape their Sterling experience in much the same way that Expedition itself shapes Sterling. Please support our students and the College by joining an amazing group of parents and alumni that has created the inaugural Expedition challenge by matching all donations from parents and alumni to the Sterling Fund during Expedition from December 15 to 18. You can make a pledge by emailing Topher Bordeau, or give to the College during Expedition through the link in our bio. #expeditionchallenge #reachyourpeak

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Deadline extended! Go forth and capture the small moments that bring us joy, that keep us going, that hold us together! #scvtkindness #scvtcommunity #scvtenvironmentalhumanities #thisissterling

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❄🎵"Walking in a winter wonderland"🎵❄ #sterlingcollegevt #snow #winterwonderland

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Nothing like some quality time with cows and horses to melt away all our end of semster stresses. The livestock crew held a therapeutic cuddle session yesterday in the barn to help students de-stress #scvtsustainableagriculture #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #rianfriedcenter #barn #farm #cows

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A big thank you to everyone who came out to our taste testing! We hope you enjoyed the food as much as we loved making it #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #scvtcommunity #sterlingeats #sterlingcollegevt

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Nutrition students are getting ready for a taste testing tonight at 5 pm tonight in Dunbar! #sterlingcollegevt #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #sterlingeats

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Student Wendy Vasquez showed the Tropical Ecosystems and Culture class how to make a Maya beverage called atol de elote. Known as The Drink of the Gods, this cultural drink is made from corn, cacao, milk, and cinnamon. #atole #tropicalculture #sterlingcollegevt

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