Apply for Educational Benefits
You served with honor and you’re ready to further your education and skills. If you qualify, apply for VA education and training benefits online, in person, or request an application over the phone.
Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in just a few steps:
- Apply online today if you know which benefit you want to use.
- Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.
- Consult with the VA Certifying Official—who is usually in the Registrar’s or Financial Aid office—at the school of your choice. This official has application forms and can help you apply.
- Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.
After you apply, use VA’s interactive map to find out how quickly your regional office is processing education claims. Your education benefits are processed at one of four specialized regional claims processing centers in Atlanta; Buffalo, NY; Muskogee, OK; and St. Louis, MO.
List of Local Colleges:
- San Diego City College: http://www.sdcity.edu/MilitaryVeterans
- San Diego Miramar College: http://www.sdmiramar.edu/students/veterans
- San Diego Flight Training: http://sdfti.com/
- California College San Diego: http://www.cc-sd.edu/admissions/military
- San Diego Mesa College: http://www.sdmesa.edu/student-services/veterans-services/
- ITT Technical Institute: https://www.itt-tech.edu/
- UC San Diego: https://students.ucsd.edu/sponsor/veterans/index.html
- San Diego State University: http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/veterans/admissions.html
- University of San Diego: http://www.sandiego.edu/information-for/veterans.php
- Alliant University: http://www.alliant.edu/admissions/veterans-military-adms/
- Brandman University: https://www.brandman.edu/military/veterans
- National University: http://www.nu.edu/OurPrograms/StudentServices/VeteransAffairs.html
- Point Loma Nazarene: http://www.pointloma.edu/discover/military-services
- Ashford University: http://www.ashford.edu/military.htm
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law: http://www.tjsl.edu/military
- California Western School of Law: https://www.cwsl.edu/admissions-and-financial-aid/jd-admissions/military-students
- Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: http://fidm.edu/en/admissions/military+friendly+school/
- Scripps Ranch Research Institute: http://education.scripps.edu/index.html