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Student Veterans

SCU Welcomes Veteran Students!

SCU thanks you for your service to our country. SCU is committed to repaying our veterans for all their sacrifices by ensuring all veterans receive every possible opportunity to gain a valuable education. SCU supports student veterans through participation in key programs sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs such as the GI Bill, Post 911/ GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The GI Bill Comparison Tool to makes it easy for Veterans, Service members and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA's approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country.   The GI Bill Comparison Tool provides key information about college affordability and brings together information from more than 17 different online sources and three federal agencies, including the number of students receiving VA education benefits at each school. Click Here for the GI Bill Comparison Tool

The Good News!

The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Payment Rates have increased for the 2014 Academic Year. Students that are enrolled from (August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015) Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) may receive up to $20,235.02 per academic year, which is the national maximum.

Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill you may receive:

• Tuition & fee payment sent directly to the school
• Monthly housing allowance sent to you
• Books and supplies stipend sent to you
• One-time rural benefit for certain veterans.

First Step!

If you want to know more about how to use your Veterans Educational Benefits for your degree program the first step is to contact the admissions office by calling 1-877-434-7757
After you have completed the admissions application then please submit the following documents to the SCU Financial Aid Office to process your educational benefit.

1. Copy of DD214
2. Copy of VA Certificate of Eligibility Letter
3. Schedule for current trimester
4. SCU VA Certification Request 







Submit Documents to:
SCU Financial Aid Office
16200 Amber Valley Dr. Whittier, CA 90604
Phone: Tel: 562-947-8755 ext 766


Yellow Ribbon Program

SCU provides Debt-Free Education to eligible Veterans. SCU is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program which is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Veterans are eligible for full tuition benefits if they have served at least three years after September 11, 2001 and were honorably discharged.  For any tuition charges that exceed the $18,077.50 cap, as established under the revised Post 9/11 GI Bill signed into law by President Obama in January 2011, SCU and the Veterans Administration (VA) will cover the costs of tuition, on a first come, first served basis as a benefit to veteran-students.


To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program, the service member, reservist/guardsman or veteran must have 100% eligibility under the provisions of Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Education Bill. A 100% eligibility is defined as the service member or veteran having had 36 aggregate months or more of qualifying active duty served on or after 09/11/2001.

In order to receive your benefits you must submit the following:

  • Copy of DD214
  • Copy of VA
  • Certificate of Eligibility Letter
  • Schedule for current trimester
  • SCU Yellow Ribbon Certification Request

Submit Documents to:
SCU Financial Aid Office
16200 Amber Valley Dr., Whittier CA 90604
Phone: Tel: 562-947-8755 ext 766

You will be notified by the Financial Aid office if your application has been approved. SCU’s Financial Aid Department processes student VA benefits. However, the Veterans Administration makes the authoritative decision regarding benefits. For more information about educational benefits available to veterans visit their website at or contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at (888) GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551).