Santa Rosa Junior College is an approved college
for the training of veterans and veteran's dependents under the various
public laws of the United States and California Veteran enactment's.
Students eligible for veterans benefits are
urged to contact the Veterans Affairs Office in Plover Hall
well in advance of registration so that necessary arrangements may be
made with the Veterans Administration or the California Department of
Veterans should keep in mind that the timelines
with which their checks will arrive is usually in direct correlation
with the timeline with which they apply to the Veterans Administration.
Payments will be retroactive from the first day of attendance. Since
the payment of fees and books cannot be deferred until receipt of benefits
and the Dean's Loan Fund cannot provide loans to cover all veterans
during the first two or three months of school, the veteran should be
financially prepared until benefits begin.
The state of California provides a program for
children of veterans who are deceased or are disabled from service-related
causes. Application should be made to the Sonoma County Vets Services,
2300 County Center Drive, Building A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
Veterans and military reserve members are granted
four units of college credit for completion of basic training. Additional
academic credit may be granted for advanced military experience and
training as determined by the Evaluations Office of Admissions and Records.
Veterans Educational Benefits
Benefits are paid to eligible veterans, dependents,
reservists, and service members while they are in an approved training
program. Major programs are:
The Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals
with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals
discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received
an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
As of August 1, 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is effective for
training. Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate
degrees, and vocational/technical training. All training programs must be offered
by an institution of higher learning (IHL) and approved for GI Bill benefits. Additionally,
tutorial assistance, and licensing and certification test reimbursement are approved
under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay your tuition based
on the highest in-state tuition charged by a public educational institution in the
state where the school is located. The amount of support that an individual may qualify
for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing.
Montgomery GI Bill - Active
The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This
benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job
training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses
may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for
10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known
as Chapter 30.
The current benefits amounts may be found at http://www.gibill.va.gov.
Assistance Program (DEA)
Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training
opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to
45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate
programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take
a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved
under certain circumstances
Section 301 of Public Law 109-461 adds a new category
to the definition of "eligible
person" for DEA benefits. The new category includes the spouse or child of
a person who:
- VA determines has a service-connected permanent and total
- at the time of VA's determination is a member of the Armed
Forces who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient medical care, services, or treatment;
- is likely to be discharged or released from service for this service-connected
Persons eligible under this new provision may be eligible for
DEA benefits effective December 23, 2006, the effective date of the law.
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is authorized by Title
38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter.
For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately
consider work, VR&E offers
services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
All participants in the above federal programs
are eligible for tuition assistance. Please contact our office for information and
California Veterans Dependents Educational Assistance
child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouses of a service connected disabled or deceased
veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California
State University system, University of California or a California Community College.
For information and applications for any of the above programs please contact the
Santa Rosa Junior College Office of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
This program is for veterans who entered active duty for the first time
after December 31, 1976, and before July 1, 1985, and contributed to
a training fund.
Survivors & Dependents' Educational Assistance
Some family members of disabled or deceased veterans are eligible for
Generally, veterans have 10 years from the date they were last released
from active duty to use their education benefits. Spouses generally
have 10 years from the date we first find them eligible. Children are
generally eligible from age 18 until age 26. These time limits can sometimes