Veterans and Their Families at CIIS

CIIS offers a warm welcome to our veterans and their family members who served to keep our nation safe. You'll find many of our programs train students to heal trauma with a holistic focus on the whole person. Whatever your journey, we're here to help you become a modern day healer. The information on this page will help you find how you can secure your Veteran Affairs funding to attend CIIS. We encourage veterans to start the application process early and contact us if you have any questions.

GI Bill (Chapter 33) & Yellow Ribbon Program

Eligibility varies on an individual basis including which GI Bill (or chapter) you're covered under and your length of service.

Use the GI Bill Online Comparison Tool to see what you're eligible for or call the VA Education Benefits Line at 1-888-442-4551.

Once you've exhausted all your GI Bill funds for the year, the Yellow Ribbon Program covers the remaining tuition for the academic year: 50% by the Veteran Affairs and a 50% match by CIIS.

Financial Aid Checklist

Use our checklist (downloadable PDF) designed to help you through the process of determining and securing your educational funding provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs and CIIS:

  1. Secure your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
  2. Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to Martha Estrada, our VA liaison in the Financial Aid Office, via standard mail or email a scanned copy to mestrada@ciis.edu.
  3. Work with your admission counselor to ensure you are fully admitted into a program.

Outside Scholarships

GI Bill Express.com - Scholarships, veterans employment, GI Bill information, veteran jobs, veterans benefits, transition assistance and more.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - One year, renewable, scholarships for the children of active duty and retired marines. One year, renewable, scholarships for the children of active duty and retired marines.

FAQs for Veterans

Who do I go to if I have questions?

Please contact our VA Liaison Martha Estrada in the Financial Aid Office.

When do my funds arrive?

Your funds typically take a few weeks after the semester is completed to arrive at CIIS. If you are Yellow Ribbon eligible, your CIIS Yellow Ribbon match will be applied to your account after the add/drop date.

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