Veteran's Education Benefits

Cañada College is committed to assisting Veterans, their dependents, and reservists in obtaining their VA educational benefits and in achieving their educational and career goals.

Cañada College is approved by the State Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to certify veterans, dependents of deceased veterans, veterans that have a 100% service-connected disability and reservists as students. Once certified, veterans are able to apply for and use their educational benefits. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


military salute image

Federal VA Department Educational Assistance Programs

Eligibility

Description

Veteran

Learn about GI Bill eligibility requirements and find out if you can get these benefits. VA education benefits can help you pay your tuition, pick out a school, choose a career, and more. If you’re an active-duty service member or Veteran, a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a qualified survivor or dependent, find out if you can get VA education benefits through the GI Bill and other educational assistance programs. Click below for more specific information about your eligibility: https://www.va.gov/education/eligibility/.

Dependent (Spouse or Child of Veteran)

You may be eligible for Chapter 35 benefits or the Cal Vet Fee Waiver if you are the child or spouse of a service member. Click below to find more specific information about your eligibility https://www.va.gov/education/survivor-dependent-benefits/ or County Veteran Service Offices: https://www.calvet.ca.gov.

Reservist The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits. If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may be eligible for this benefit. Find out if you qualify below: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-selected-reserve/

Active Duty Service Member

The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) can help you pay for education and training programs. If you’ve served at least 2 years on active duty, find out if you qualify for the MGIB-AD program. Connect with your Chain of Command for more guidance about using your educational benefits. Below is the link for more information about eligibility: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-active-duty/

CalVet Tuition Fee Waiver

A County Veteran Services Officer can help determine eligibility of the applicant and submit an application. Once an applicant has received eligibility documentation from the County Veteran Service Office, this documentation goes to the Financial Aid Office. For a list of CVSO’s please visit the CalVet, Vet Services Page. (https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/CVSO-Locations.aspx)