Veterans’ Education Benefits

Welcome Veterans!

Pitzer is an approved institution for Veterans to utilize their educational benefits.  As a veteran you are entitled to certain benefits through various Veterans Administration programs.  After you have determined your eligibility with the Veterans Administration, please contact our Pitzer Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office (909-607-2650 or registrar@pitzer.edu) for guidance in using your benefits at Pitzer.

Your first step is to request a letter of eligibility from your VA representative. Once you receive this letter, submit it to the Registrar’s Office and follow these steps:

VA Forms & Applications

www.va.gov/vaforms/

All VA students must file an application with the Department of Veterans Affairs Western Region Office, Muskogee, OK. Students who have not previously received VA benefits must file an original application (veterans VAF 22-1990; dependents VAF 22-5490).  Students who have received VA benefits in the past must file a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (veterans VAF 22-1995; dependents VAF 22-5495). 

If an original application is needed, complete one of the following steps:

    • •  Step 1 - Submit an application online using this link: VONAPP
      - Print the signature page and mail to Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 8888, Muskogee, OK  74402-8888.
    • •   Step 2 - If you choose to apply using a hard copy application:
      - Submit it to the Pitzer Certifying Official who will process it and mail it to the VA Regional Office where it will be certified.

    Education Programs

    Eligibility criteria and benefits for veterans vary.  Listed below are various education programs or chapters that veterans may be eligible for from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (USDVA).

    • • Chapter 30:  Montgomery G.I. Bill-Active Duty
    • • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
    • • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill - Yellow Ribbon Program
    • • Chapter 35:  Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)
    • • Chapter 1606:  Montgomery G.I. Bill-Selected Reserve
    • • Chapter 1607:  Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

    General and detailed descriptions of each program are online at www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/ or the toll-free education number 1.888.442.4551 (1.888.GI Bill 1)

    For questions or information regarding eligibility to receive VA education benefits or for current pay rates, please contact the Dept. of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA website at http://www.gibill.va.gov.

    Contact Us
    Robin Thompson, Director of Financial Aid
    Maryville Tuzon, Associate Director of Financial Aid
    Catherine Acosta, Financial Aid Counselor
    Gabriela Ramirez, Administrative Assistant

    Office of Financial Aid
    McConnell 320
    1050 N. Mills Avenue
    Claremont, CA 91711-6101
    Phone: 909.621.8208
    financial_aid@pitzer.edu