School Certifying Official
Donna Staats
Cecil College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901
Phone: 443-674-1894
Fax: 410-287-1001


Veterans Affairs, Buffalo Regional Processing Office
(For Chapters 30, 33, 35, 1606 and 1607)
PO Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
Phone: 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (442-4551)


Veterans Affairs- Baltimore Regional Office
(For Chapter 31- Vocational Rehabilitation)
31 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 1-800-827-1000


Veteran's Benefits

Cecil College is approved to participate in the Veterans Educational Benefits Programs. In order to ensure the educational success of our returning Veterans, Cecil also participates in the State of Maryland College Collaboration for Student Veterans (formerly known as the Maryland Campus Compact for Student Veterans).

How to Apply for Benefits

G.I. Bill:

  • New students: Complete a VA Application for Benefits.
    • Once your application has been processed, the VA will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which outlines your chapter and percentage of eligibility for the GI Bill.
  • Returning/Transfer students: Complete a Change of Program/Place Form (VA form 22-1995).

All student veterans using educational benefits must submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the School Certifying Official.

Vocational Rehabilitation:

  • Meet with your Vocational Rehabilitation Caseworker to create an education plan and collect an authorization form (22-1990) to submit to your School Certifying Official.