Military Benefits

NewSchool of Architecture & Design is approved to train veterans and other eligible persons by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) under U.S. Code Title 38. NewSchool follows Veterans Administration (VA) regulations and related military regulations in administering student financial and academic affairs for veteran and military students. Eligible veterans and dependents, as defined by the VA, can be accepted for education. Eligible veterans and dependents may file an application either with NewSchool or the VA.

Active Duty/Veteran Benefits

NewSchool honors the following education benefits for active-duty service members, reservists, veterans of the armed forces, spouses and their dependents:

  • The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) reimburses tuition costs through an educational assistance allowance.
  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill applies direct funds to cover a portion of costs for tuition, fees, and books.
  • Active Military Tuition Assistance gives a portion of funds to cover costs of tuition and fees. This program is sponsored by the specific branch of the military you serve.
  • The Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program provides the remaining funds for tuition costs that are not covered under the Tuition Assistance program.
  • The VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program offers benefits to veterans with service-connected disabilities.
  • The Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA) offers benefits to dependents of service members who are permanently disabled due to a service-related condition or who died while on active duty.
  • The Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) provides benefits to members of the Reserve called to active duty in response to a war or natural disaster.
  • The Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) provides education and training opportunities to eligible persons who contributed to the program while on active duty.
  • The VA Work Study Program provides an opportunity for students to work on campus in support of their fellow veterans. Students must be actively using one of the other military benefits listed above to be eligible.

*Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition at a time

For more detailed information regarding benefit programs please contact the Financial Aid Office or visit

More Benefit Information

Yellow Ribbon
NewSchool of Architecture & Design is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. This program is designed to help students finance, through scholarship assistance, up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit. The amount of the Yellow Ribbon award and number of participants is unlimited and is determined by first applying the VA benefits towards the tuition and fees. If there are tuition and fee charges above that amount, the difference will be covered between NewSchool’s Yellow Ribbon Grant funds and a matching grant from Veterans Affairs. Students must have 100% eligibility under the Post 9/11 GI Bill program in order to qualify.

Applying for VA Benefits

  • To file for education benefits with the VA, the veterans, service members, reservists, and spouses/dependents of a veteran may use the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) website. Visit to file a claim. Please retain a copy for your files.
  • After completing the VONAPP (allow 2-3 weeks for processing), you will receive a “Certificate of Eligibility” letter in the mail from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which you must submit to NewSchool’s Financial Aid Office along with NSAD’s institutional Student Bill of Rights and Authorization for VA Enrollment Certification forms.

Veterans are subject to the same rules and regulations that govern other students. Absences and tardiness will be reported to the VA in accordance with current VA directives. NewSchool maintains a written record of previous education and training of the veteran or eligible person, grants appropriate credit for equivalent coursework, shortens the training period proportionately, and provides notifications to the student and the Department of Veterans Affairs. A veteran or eligible person who, at the end of two consecutive quarters on probation, has failed to earn a grade point average of 2.0 will have his/her VA educational benefits terminated.

Current VA directives prohibit the payment of benefits for any period of training designated as “make-up time.”

For more information on NewSchool, please click here to download NewSchool’s Shopping Sheet. The Shopping Sheet is a static document to help inform you about NewSchool. Please note that your personal and individual financial aid monies, including any military or VA benefits, are not included in the Shopping Sheet. This information can be obtained by scheduling a counseling session with the Financial Aid Office by calling (619) 684-8818 or by speaking to your Enrollment Specialist.

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