Military & Veterans
VA Financial Assistance Resources
If you served on Active Duty, you may be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, visit va.gov for more information. Benefit coverage varies from full to partial tuition assistance. Assistance may be available for books, fees and housing allowances. Veterans may be eligible to go to school full time and receive full time living expenses through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
How Do I Apply?
01. Complete the department of Veterans Affairs application to determine your benefits. Be sure to list which program you are interested in pursuing at ICOHS College.
02. Once an approval is received, please notify the School Certifying Official (SCO) at 858.581.9460 so that we may certify your enrollment with the Veterans Administration.
03. For questions regarding your VA benefits, you can contact the VA directly at 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551)
Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MYCAA)
The MyCAA program, run by the Department of Defense, offers up to $4,000 to eligible military spouses for career training. Career Step will also include a laptop for MyCAA military spouses signing up in programs that include ebook textbooks.*
* Not all programs have ebook textbooks.
Who Qualifies for MyCAA?
Spouses of active-duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, or National Guard/ARG service members in paygrades E1-E5, O1-O2, and W1-W2 are eligible for MyCAA.
8 Keys to Veteran Success
As defined by the joint efforts of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education, ICOHS College is proud to be recognized as a participating school in the 8 Keys to Veteran Success program.
Educational institutions participating in the 8 Keys to Veteran Success program agree to uphold the following guidelines:
Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote
well-being and success for veterans.
Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them (even if limited in size).
Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion.
Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.