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Veterans at CI


Veterans Affairs is a program of CI's Division of Student Affairs.  Please visit the the Veterans Affairs  webpage for complete information about their services.  The following quick information is intended for veterans who may be interested in enrolling in degree or certificate programs that are offered through Extended University.

Educational Programs


Educational Benefits

The following is a brief summary of some common programs. For more information about these and other programs, please visit the GI Bill Website

Chapter 30
The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) – Active Duty is a program for individuals who have been on Active Duty since 07/01/1985, and who paid into an education fund for one year. They receive 36 months of full-time benefits.

Chapter 31
Vocational Rehabilitation is for disabled service-connected veterans. Each school is assigned a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist who will assist both the veteran and the School’s Certifying Official.
For more information visit: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/vec.htm

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill Information
The Post 9/11 Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.
Post-9/11 GI Bill Overview

Chapter 35
The Dependents Educational Assistance Program is the only benefit for individuals without military service. It is for the dependents of a member of the Armed forces who died while on active duty or as the result of a disability that VA has determined as service-connected, or is 100% permanently and totally disabled for a service-related reason. Dependents receive up to 45 months of full-time benefits.
Dependents have a VA file number or claim number that is related to the parent or spouse under whom they are eligible.

Chapter 1606
The Montgomery GI Bill- Selective Reserves (formerly Chapter 106) is for individuals in the Selected Reserve or National Guard (not active duty). They must be currently and actively drilling and under a six-year contract. They are only eligible for benefits as long as they remain in the reserves.

VA Forms Online

Timelines and Payment Information

After initial certification, please be advised that it takes approximately six (6) weeks before the first payment check arrives. Subsequently, students will receive their benefits check at the end of each month. Reminder: Students are paid for the prior month (i.e. September payment is for August) for all benefits except Chapter 33.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, to include National Guard and Reserves. This benefit may pay up to 100% of the tuition expenses of its members.  Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the college or institution by the individual services.  For additional information, contact your Base/Post Education Center or follow the links below for your particular service/component.

Air Force Tuition Assistance

Army Tuition Assistance

Navy Tuition Assistance

Marine Corps Tuition Assistance

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

National Guard Tuition Assistance

Reserve Tuition Assistance

Additionally, active duty members may elect to use the MGIB "Top-Up" in addition to their service-provided TA to cover high-cost courses.  You may fill out an online application for these benefits.

California Fee Waiver Program for Veteran Dependents

The dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouse of a service-connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California or a California Community College. NOTE: This benefit covers only state mandated tuition fees. There are additional mandatory University fees that must be paid each time a student registers. Also, the Cal Vet Fee Waiver program waives tuition fees for state-supported programs only. Thus, it cannot be used for coursework taken through Extended Education. For information on eligibility and how to apply, click here

Veterans Resource Center, Bell Tower Room 1518
One University Drive, Camarillo CA 93012
Phone: (805) 437-FLAG (3524)
Fax: (805) 437-2084
Email: veterans.services@csuci.edu
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Training and education are two different things. Training gives you a skill set to perform a specific task. Education provides you with academic theory for problem-solving issues."

- Master Sgt. Juan Lopez, USMC


For more detailed information, please visit our Veterans Affairs Page.

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