Serving Our Military

Committed to Helping Our Servicemembers and Their Families

As a military-friendly school, CIAT is committed to providing support for your education and career goals, whether during your military service or in civilian life. Our degree and certification programs are designed to prepare you for a variety of fields. Our dedicated staff will help you utilize your available VA Education Benefits, even if you have very little benefits left.

California Institute of Arts & Technology is approved for the training of veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code for its resident and online programs. Our certifications meet DoD 8570 requirements. There are several educational and tuition options for active service members, reservists, veterans, dependents and spouses. Here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • No out of pocket cost for those with Post 9/11 GI Bill® or Vocational Rehabilitation
  • On-Campus and online formats
  • Industry certification exam fees waived
  • Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
  • Books included (online or text depending on class)
  • Experienced VA benefits administrator on-staff
  • Day/Evening/Weekend classes
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Job Placement Assistance

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Military & Veteran Student Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Education & Training

Learn more about VA Educational Benefits, review their guide to choosing a school, and find links for checking the status and amount of your available benefits.

College Navigator

Research and compare colleges in a comprehensive database that can be filtered by criteria such as location, programs, and degree options.

College Scorecard

A U.S. Department of Education resource for comparing schools and learning more about financial aid options.

Paying For College

A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website about how to pay for college and apply for/receive financial aid.

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

A U.S. Department of Education tool to help students find and compare various financial aid options.

Marine Corps COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line)

Find information on certifications and licenses, as well as resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements.