CDA accepts VA Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, and the Montgomery GI Bill®.
GI Bill® is a registered trade mark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about educational benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
CDA MILITARY BENEFITS:
CDA honors those who have honorably served our Nation by waiving the application fee and providing a 5% tuition waiver. This program comes with restrictions and requirements for the veteran. Adherence to the Code of Conduct. Veterans found violating the above code as stated in the school catalog (click here) are subject to termination of the waiver.
CDA's housing is available to students during the program and does not cover any school breaks. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements during these breaks as the student housing is closed. Please refer to the school's catalog for current class start dates and school breaks.
For additional information on our Veteran Programs or dorm policies, including break closures; please contact our Admissions Team at: 888 974-2232
For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments. For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill® student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form.
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
Where to start?
If you're not sure where to start, you can view the Federal Student Aid benefits brochure to get a better understanding of your options.
Additional Resources for Veterans
CDA is committed to helping our Veterans succeed not only with their education and training but also with their transition to civilian life.
We maintain associations with several Service Providers:
MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service. The site is free and accessible to everyone.
MakeTheConnection.net provide specific resources for Veterans:Transitioning from Service:
- Advice and Resources for Veterans: https://maketheconnection.net/events/transitioning-from-service
- Succeeding in School: Advice and Resources for Transitioning to Higher Education: https://maketheconnection.net/events/students-higher-education
- Social Isolation: Signs and Resources to Address Social Withdrawal: https://maketheconnection.net/symptoms/social-withdrawal
VA News Flash
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.
Do i qualify for benefits?
Individuals who have served at least 90 days of active duty after September 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge may qualify for Military Educational Benefits. Call our Admissions Team for details 888 974-2232.
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, please refer to the table below.
|At least 36 months||100%|
|At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability||100%|
|From 30 to 36 months||90%|
|From 24 to 30 months||80%|
|From 18 to 24 months||70%|
|From 12 to 18 months||60%|
|From 6 to 12 months||50%|
|From 90 days to 6 months||40%|
The 100% tuition amount for the 2017-2018 Academic Year is $23,671.94 and the monthly housing allowance is $1,494.00.
The monthly housing allowance is also prorated based on veterans's eligibility according to the table below.
Certificate of Eligibility
- Veterans must apply online 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 CDA's Admissions Department.
View Post 9/11 GI Bill® Pamphlet, or call the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Customer Service at 888-442-4551.
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Montgomery GI Bill®
Montgomery Gi Bill® Active Duty (Chapter 30)
- Effective October 1, 2017
- The monthly rate for full time is $1,928.00
Montgomery Gi Bill®-sr (Chapter 1606)
- Effective October 1, 2017
- The monthly rate for full time is $375.00
Survivors & Dependents Benefits (Dea/chapter 35)
- Effective October 1, 2017
- The monthly rate for full time is $1,041.00
Call our admissions department at 888-974-2232, or visit the VA Benefits website
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