CDA Technical Institute's Commercial Diver Program

Veteran Information

CDA accepts VA Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Montgomery GI Bill.

For more information on VR, please contact the VA at 1-800-827-1000.

To show our appreciation to the fine men and women who have honorably severed our country CDA will waive the registration fee*.  

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All veterans who use VA benefits, must provide CDA with a copy of their Military Transcripts, which can be obtain through the following:
Joint Services Transcript (Army, Navy Marines & Coast Guard)

Community College of the Air Force Transcripts (Air Force only)

Verification of Military Experience & Training (VMET)

American FlagPost 9/11 GI Bill Information:

Please submit the request for your Certificate of Eligibility with the following:
Air/Mixed Gas Commercial Diver Program
CDA Technical Institute
91 Trout River Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32208

The 100% tuition amount for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is $21,970.46 (see text below for detailed information on eligibility) and the monthly housing allowance is $1,509.00. The monthly housing allowance is also prorated based on. veterans' eligibility according to the table below. Click here to access the BAH calculator.  Click here to access the GI Bill Comparison tool.

Individuals who have served at least 90 days of active duty after September 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge will qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  To qualify for the full benefit, a veteran must have served at least 3 years of active duty after September 10, 2001.  For those who served on active duty after September 10, 2001, the following applies:

  • At least 36 months: 100
  • At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability: 100
  • At least 30 months < 36 months: 90
  • At least 24 months < 30 months: 80
  • At least 18 months < 24 months: 70
  • At least 12 months < 18 months: 60
  • At least 6 months < 12 months: 50
  • At least 90 days < 6 months: 40

Veterans must apply online here and then the VA will send the Certificate of Eligibility. Please send this to CDA's Financial Aid Department.

The VA requires veterans who have used the Post 9/11 GI Bill previously to fill out the VA Form 1995 (Request For Change Of Program Or Place Of Training).  CDA must also receive a copy of VA Form 1995.  Please submit a copy with all other required documents for enrollment.

To access the Post 9/11 GI Bill Pamphlet, click here or call the Post 9/11 GI Bill Customer Service at 888-442-4551.

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January 5, 2015
The Choice Act of 2014 extends the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits available under the Fry Scholarship to surviving spouses of military personnel who die in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Prior to this, only children of those who died in the line of duty were eligible for this benefit.

Eligible spouses will be entitled to up to 36 months of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This includes the tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a books and supplies stipend at the 100% benefit rate. Some of your students eligible for benefits under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program (DEA) are eligible for this benefit. If students are eligible for both programs, they will need to make an irrevocable decision choosing one benefit, and will need to make that decision prior to receiving either benefit, even if currently enrolled. Payments will not be made if the student has not notified VA of this decision.

Montgomery GI Bill Information:

Monthly rate for Full time:  $1,648.00

Monthly rate for Full time:  $362.00

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Survivors' and Dependents' Benefits Information:

Monthly rate for Full time:  $1,003.0

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For additional assistance, please call our Admission Department for details.  888 974-2232

* Honorable discharges as stated on the veteran's DD-214 (effective February 1st 2017)

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