Veterans Education Benefits



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To show our appreciation, the University offers a 10% discount towards tuition to Active Duty Service Members, Reservists, and Veterans to help make continuing education even more accessible. PLUS, we offer undergraduate academic credit for military training and prior learning experience! For additional information on how California Coast University may assist you with meeting your educational goals and your military service, please contact our Admissions Department.

To help you pay for your education, we participate in the following programs:

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)

For more information, please visit our MYCAA page.

VA Educational Benefits

CCU is classified as an Institution of Higher Learning. This allows students to use their VA benefits and receive the maximum tuition reimbursement amounts. Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Please review the CCU Shopping Sheet for VA Benefit Recipients here.

Here is a list of VA benefits you can use:

  • Forever GI Bill® - Harry W. Colmery Act of 2017
  • Chpt. 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB)
  • Chpt. 33 - Post 9/11
  • Chpt. 35 - Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Chpt. 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Chpt. 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Chpt. 31 - Vocational Rehab (VOC REHAB)
  • Chpt. 32 - Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)

For more information regarding VA programs or eligibility, simply contact CCU's VA Representative at (888) 228-8648 or email [email protected].

VA Forms

Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990)

Application for VA Education Benefits Under the National Call to Service Program (VA Form 22-1990N)

Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995)

Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-5490)

Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-5495)


Veterans will only be certified for VA benefits once they are considered a registered student and have completed the application and enrollment processes - including the payment of tuition and fees. CCU will then submit a 22-1999 form to the appropriate regional VA office.


Students using benefits will be contacted by the VA Certifying Official within 3-5 business days after completing enrollment to begin the certification process.

Dropped Courses

Students who drop courses may be required by the VA to repay benefits received for that class.

Academic Credit Transcripts

California Coast University accepts transfer credit from accredited/approved academic institutions when the course content is deemed to be the equivalent to our own. Official transcripts must be on file at CCU before students may begin their courses.

When utilizing VA benefits, all prior academic transcripts must be on file before a student can be certified. Please do not order transcripts before speaking to one of our Admissions Representatives. When you contact us, please let us know that you will be using VA benefits.

Students may also be eligible to receive credit for military training and prior learning experiences that are listed on their respective Joint Service Transcripts (JST). To order JST records, please visit the JST Website.

Note: The VA does not pay for repeated course(s). Examples: Course(s) when credit may be awarded from another college; academic course credit(s) obtained through a military evaluation; academic credit(s) earned at technical school(s); or any other source where academic credit was granted.

Students wishing to use their VA Educational Benefits must enroll in the 16-week academic term. For more information about Academic Terms, check out our Academic Calendar.

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