Veterans and Their Families

We offer a warm welcome to our veterans and their family members who served to keep our nation safe. Our programs are designed to train students to heal others with a holistic focus on the whole person. Whatever your journey, we’re here to help you become a modern day healer. The information on this page will help you find how you can secure your Veteran Affairs funding to attend ACTCM. We encourage veterans to start the application process early and contact us if you have any questions.


Your funding amount varies on an individual basis including which GI Bill® (or chapter) you’re covered under and your length of service. Use the GI Bill® Online Comparison Tool to see what you’re eligible for or call the VA Education Benefits Line at 1-888-442-4551.

Once you’ve exhausted all your GI Bill® funds for the year, the Yellow Ribbon Program covers the remaining tuition for the academic year: 50% by the Veteran Affairs and a 50% match by CIIS.

Financial Aid Checklist

Use our checklist (downloadable PDF) designed to help you through the process of determining and securing your educational funding provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs and CIIS:

  1. Secure your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
  2. Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to Martha Estrada, our VA liaison in the Financial Aid Office, via standard mail or email a scanned copy to
  3. Work with your admission counselor to ensure you are fully admitted into a program.

VA Benefits and Yellow Ribbon Program Funding

Veterans Administration Education Benefits:  The California Department of Consumer Affairs approves ACTCM on behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to administer educational benefits for eligible students.  Eligibility varies on an individual basis.  Veterans interested in using their benefits are encouraged to begin the application process early, at least three months before enrollment.  For further information, contact the Veterans Administration at (888) GI-Bill-1.

Yellow Ribbon Program:  Starting October 2014, ACTCM will participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program agree to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill® entitlement. These institutions voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA and choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA matches that amount and issues payments directly to the institution.

Outside Scholarships for Veterans

GI Bill – Scholarships, veterans employment, GI Bill® information, veteran jobs, veterans benefits, transition assistance and more.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – One year, renewable, scholarships for the children of active duty and retired Marines.