Veterans benefits are managed by the Student Records office, and we have two veterans benefits school certifying officials on staff who can help answer any questions you have about applying for or receiving your benefits.
The college is approved to use VA education benefits for the training of veterans and eligible persons under Title 38, U.S. Code. CCA participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and has stated its intent to comply with the 2012 Executive Order 13607, Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions.
CCA charges only one set of tuition and fees, regardless of student residence and complies with S.2248-Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 section 103. CCA will not assess or implement any late fees for at least 90 days from the date of certification, for any covered individuals which are using Chapter 33 or Chapter 31 VA Educational Benefits. Covered individuals must provide the school with the following: a Certificate of Eligible (COE) (a print out of the student’s summary of benefits page from eBenefits is enough to meet this requirement). CCA will not require these students to borrow additional funds.
Get help throughout the benefits process
If you might be eligible to receive Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits, please reach out to a VA school certifying official at CCA, listed below, as soon as you’re accepted to the college.
- eBenefits website
- Current pay rates
- Individual benefits comparison tool
- Veterans Affairs
- VA GI Bill® benefits
- 1098t FAQ
- W-9 substitute form
Student Records office
80 Carolina (first floor)
San Francisco campus
Hours: M–F, 8 am–4:30 pm (PT)
VA regional office
P.O. Box 8888
+1 888-442-4551 (888-GI-BILL-1)
Hotline hours: 7 am–5 pm (CT)
Submit VA application before course registration
- Contact representatives in our Student Records office immediately after you receive your acceptance letter.
- Apply online through Veterans Online Application (VONAPP). It’s recommended that this application be submitted to VA at least two months prior to the start of your proposed term of enrollment so your application is processed in a timely manner.
- Please review the information under Benefits Available to find a complete list of additional forms needed for each benefit chapter depending on your enrollment status. Complete appropriate forms, gather responses, and submit.
- First-time students will need to turn in the proper paperwork to the CCA Student Records office. A VA school certifying official must have copies of specific forms you submit to VA in order to verify your status each semester. Your enrollment will not be verified if copies of these forms aren’t turned in.
- If you’re a transfer student, be sure to complete the VA application for changing schools or programs for your designated benefit. Submit this form to VA and provide a copy of this form along with your original application form to a VA school certifying official at CCA.
- Direct deposit is available for some VA benefits. Please contact VA to see if your benefits are eligible and complete any associated paperwork.
- Pre-enroll in your courses to prevent delays in your benefit payment.
- Immediately report any changes to your full-time status to the VA school certifying official at CCA.
- Make sure VA has your current street and email address on file.
- Direct all questions regarding a check’s arrival, benefit denial, etc., to VA.
Maintaining your benefits
Veterans receiving benefits at CCA who fail to meet the standards for satisfactory academic progress for two consecutive semesters will be subject to interruption of their veterans benefits. The decision of CCA to allow a third semester of probation or to reinstate a student following dismissal doesn’t guarantee renewed benefits.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual maximum. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.
CCA participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and grants tuition assistance to persons who provide documentation of eligibility at the 100% level of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. While CCA is committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, our participation in the program will be evaluated annually and the amount of tuition assistance is subject to change.
General eligibility requirements
- Only Chapter 33 students approved for 100% coverage are eligible for this benefit. We encourage all veterans to review the Yellow Ribbon eligibility criteria directly from the VA website.
- Veteran served an aggregate period of duty after Sept. 11, 2001, of at least 36 months.
- Veteran was honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.
- Student is a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
All approved Yellow Ribbon students
Submit to CCA a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from VA that includes Yellow Ribbon approval.
Maintaining Yellow Ribbon benefits
Yellow Ribbon tuition assistance is provided annually and support continues throughout your time at CCA provided the following applies:
- CCA continues to participate in the program
- Recipient remains in good academic standing
- Recipient has remaining entitlement
Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®
All eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill® veterans should review the benefits information on the VA website.
All approved students
Submit a copy of the following to a CCA school certifying official:
- Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Form DD-214).
- Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from VA. The Certificate of Eligibility provides a detailed explanation of your benefits including your benefit percentage and months of eligibility. VA will mail the COE to your home address two to four weeks weeks after you complete your application through VONAPP.
Also complete and submit Form 22-1990 for veterans, or Form 22-1990E if you want to transfer your benefits to a family member or spouse.
Those who attended another institution using VA benefits prior to enrollment at CCA should also submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-1995). This should be done prior to registering for courses at CCA.
Chapter 35: Benefits/Dependents Educational Assistance
- You must complete an Application for Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (Form 22-5490)
- You may need to submit a copy of your birth certificate or marriage certificate, as applicable
- Submitting a Department of Veterans Affairs letter of eligibility and disability rating for the veteran may help expedite the processing of your application
Those students who attended another institution using VA benefits prior to enrollment at CCA should turn in a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility to a VA school certifying official on campus, as well as a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-5495). This should be done prior to registering for courses at CCA.
Chapter 30 and 32 (VEAP) and 1606 (GI Bill®) benefits
- Chapter 30, 32, and 1606 students must submit a Certificate of Eligibility
- Chapter 30 and 32 students must also turn in a copy of their DD-214
- Chapter 1606 students must also turn in a copy of their DD-2384
Those students who attended another institution using VA benefits prior to enrollment at CCA must turn in copies of the all forms listed above to a VA school certifying official on campus, as well as a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-1995). This should be done prior to registering for courses at CCA.
Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) benefits
Your Vocational Rehab counselor will need to provide CCA with the 1905 form.
Those students who attended another institution using VA benefits prior to enrollment at CCA should submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-1995) as well. This should be done prior to registering for courses at CCA.
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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.