Veterans Education Benefits
Veterans Education Benefits
All students who may be eligible for education benefits should submit an application. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will review all applications and officially deny or grant benefits.
Montgomery G.I. Bill--Active Duty (Chapter 30)
Eligible persons for this chapter have served at least two (2) years active duty. Benefits become payable after 2 years continuous active duty and are not to exceed tuition and fees. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months. Benefits expire 10 years after discharge date.
Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)
Eligible individuals include those who serve on active duty at least 90 aggregate days beginning on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of continuous service.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. California Baptist University has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. More details about how much of the tuition costs will be covered will be available soon.
Montgomery G.I. Bill--Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Eligible persons have completed initial active duty for training and are an active reservist with a 6-year obligation. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months.
Dependents Educational Assistance DEA (Chapter 35)
Eligible persons are either the child (between the ages of 18-26) or surviving spouse of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service related condition, who died in service, or who died of a service-connected disability. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 45 months.
Reserve Education Assistance Program REAP (Chapter 1607)
Eligible persons have served 90 days or more active duty support of contingency operation or full-time National Guard duty responding to a national emergency. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months.
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
Eligible persons have received or will receive a discharge under other than dishonorable conditions, incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability which entitles them to VA disability compensation, and is in need of vocational rehabilitation because their disability creates an employment handicap. Benefits may be provided for up to 48 months.
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One Veteran's Experience at CBU
"CBU offered a well-respected Master's program and I felt strongly that the emphasis on faith and high moral standards meshed with my personal beliefs. I am continuously impressed by CBU. I received much needed help during my admissions, initial financial aid process and veteran's assistance. I immensely enjoyed my classes and the high-quality instructors. I feel the difference in the words and actions of every individual I meet, whether staff or student. I have been treated with a tremendous amount of respect and heart-felt gratitude for my service."
Courtney Doussett ‘10
U.S. Army, Sergeant (E-5)
M.S. in Kinesiology, Sport Management