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GI Bill

From combat to career…the GI Bill® can help you get there. There are just a few simple steps to find out if you are eligible to receive education benefits.

GI Bill chapters:

Read more information about the GI Bill

Apply For GI Bill

Once you have determined the chapter you qualify for, it’s time to apply.

Step 1.

Read our getting started guide and APPLY ONLINE. If you don’t have the capability to apply online, you can call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to have a form mailed to you.

Step 2.

After you have submitted your application, the VA will either approve or deny your application.

If approved, you will receive a “Certificate of Eligibility.” Bring this form to Vanguard University’s Certifying Official, located in the Veterans Resource Center (2nd floor of the Scott Academic Center) or email veterans@vanguard.edu to confirm your approval.

Yellow Ribbon Program


The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. The program provides for an agreement between Vanguard University and the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) to award scholarships to qualified students to fund tuition and course related fees that exceed benefits available under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Under the agreement the VA will match Vanguard University’s scholarship contribution.


  • Students must qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® through the Veterans Administration and elect to receive benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Program.
  • Students must qualify for Yellow Ribbon program benefits as defined by the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.
  • Recipients may receive varying amounts to be determined by semester enrollment, tuition and fees charges.
  • Recipients will be awarded in the current and subsequent academic years in which the university participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and the student maintains continued enrollment and satisfactory progress according to the University Catalog.
  • Students participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program are disqualified from receiving institutional financial aid per academic year. Consulting a financial aid counselor prior to enrollment is strong suggested.


  • Upon acceptance to the University, students must present their Certificate of Eligibility, confirming the VA’s approval of benefits.
  • Qualified students must complete the Yellow Ribbon Application.
  • All documents must be submitted to VA's Certifying Official.

MyCAA Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts

Vanguard University is proud to announce that eligible spouses may use their MyCAA assistance for the following program:

Vanguard University students are eligible to participate in the MyCAA program. The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.

MyCAA Eligibility

Spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2, as well as the spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members within those ranks. Spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders.

Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA Account by visiting the MyCAA website. Once spouse Profile information is provided, MyCAA will verify spouse DEERS benefit eligibility. Eligible spouses will be allowed to create their Career and Training Plan and request FA when they are within 30 days of course start dates. Additionally, spouses are responsible for applying to their selected school or program and enrolling in each course included in their approved MyCAA Career and Training Plan.


Next Steps for Eligible Spouses:

  • Find Vanguard University on the MyCAA website using the School Search function.
  • Establish and manage your MyCAA Account and use MyCAA resources to create a Career and Training Plan, and apply for financial aid.
  • Select a program of study.
  • Select classes for their MyCAA Career and Training Plan 30 days in advance.


MyCAA: Military OneSource Career and Education Consultants 1-800-342-9647
Veteran Benefits: 714.668.6690
Admission to Vanguard University: ecedadmissions@vanguard.edu or 714.668.613