Active Duty Military

All active duty military stationed in Monmouth County and their family members are considered Monmouth County residents for tuition purposes. Also, all military members and their dependents are eligible for the Service members Opportunity College–SOCAD and SOCNAV–programs. For more information on SOCAD or SOCNAV, please contact Marian Smith at 732-224-2796.

Members of the New Jersey Army National Guard and Military Reserve units eligible for V. A. Educational Entitlement under the Montgomery GI Bill® are served by the Registrar’s Office.

Verification of your Monmouth County residence should be available when seeking admission.

For full information on how to use your educational benefits at Brookdale, please call our VA Certifying Officials at 732-224-2095, or email us. We encourage you to visit the GI Bill® website at to find out more information about benefits you may be entitled to.


Students called to Active Duty

Students who are called to Active Duty during the semester should be prepared to provide a copy of their military orders to the VA Certifying Official so that their classes can be dropped for a full refund, or other arrangements can be discussed (ie. incomplete process).  It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they have provided this information to the college, an important step of their pre-deployment, prior to their date of departure and/or training.


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 Web site at