The JD programs at California Western School of Law are approved for the training of veterans and eligible
persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code.
Refer to the Education section of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs web site for
information about the types
of education benefits available, how to apply for
benefits, the amounts,
and answers to frequently
and dependents should contact Kelly Fernando, Associate Director of Financial
Aid and School Certifying Official, at (619) 525-7062 or by email at email@example.com
to get the eligibility
certification process started.
Yellow Ribbon Program
California Western School of Law proudly participates in the
Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program; a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of
This program allows
degree granting institutions of higher learning in the U.S. to voluntarily
enter into an agreement with the Veterans Administration to help fund tuition
expenses for eligible veterans.
Post-9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, is available online at www.gibill.va.gov or veterans may
inquire about education benefits by calling 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551).
How Yellow Ribbon Works at California Western School of Law:
Yellow Ribbon Program benefits will be accepted from all admitted and
continuing JD candidates.
California Western offers full tuition and fee coverage for all qualified Yellow
Ribbon applicants: California Western will cover half of the remaining
tuition and fees after the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s annual allowance has been
applied and the Veterans Administration will cover the other half.
In order to apply for
Yellow Ribbon benefits at California Western School of Law, an applicant must:
- Be admitted to California Western School of Law
- Be eligible for 100% of the
benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program
- Provide a Certificate of
Eligibility (COE) to the Law School Financial Aid Office
- Submit the Veterans
Education Benefits Request Form to the Law School Financial Aid
Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits
(child transferees of active duty servicemembers may be eligible if the
servicemember is qualified at the 100% rate).
- The award amount may change from fiscal year to fiscal year depending on the level of participation
elected by California Western
- Students awarded will continue to receive Yellow Ribbon benefits as long as California Western continues
to participate in the program, while the student remains continuously
enrolled and while they continue to meet all applicable eligibility
- Students must comply with all Veterans Administration and California Western School of Law required
deadlines and procedures
You may mail, hand
deliver, fax, or email your Veterans Education Benefits Request Form and
Certificate of Eligibility to the Law School Financial Aid Office. Please
School of Law
Attn: Kelly Fernando
Associate Director, Financial Aid Office
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Fax: (619) 615-1452
GI Bill® is a registered
trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information
about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S.
government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.