West Coast University proudly supports America's veterans and active duty military personnel. We are committed to serving you with the same integrity with which you served your country. Our goal is to provide you with the education you need to help you pursue and achieve the success you deserve.
Military Transfer Credit
WCU uses the American Council on Education (ACE) Guidelines, to help determine demonstrable evidence that the previous military training meets the course learning outcomes of the WCU content for transfer eligibility for all newly- enrolled military students.
Veterans Administration Benefits
Click here for a full list of all West Coast University programs approved for benefits that may be accessed on the VA website. Be sure to view the Student Bill of Rights and Considerations Prior to Enrollment (http://westcoastuniversity.edu/uploads/pdf/FA-Student-Bill-Rights.pdf).
Enrollment Certifications for Veteran’s Educational Benefits
Questions about your enrollment certifications may be directed to the campus Financial Aid Office. Questions regarding your specific eligibility for education benefits should be directed to your VA Regional Office.
Below are some links to information about the most common education benefit programs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website http://www.benefits.va.gov/or by calling 1-888-GI-BILL-1:
- Post 9/11 GI Bill®
- Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (MGIB)
- Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Veterans Benefits Form Page
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Tuition Assistance Links
MyCAA - Tuition assistance for eligible military spouses (https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/Default.aspx)
Tuition Assistance for active duty military personnel
Yellow Ribbon Program
West Coast University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Up to 40 eligible students per campus will be selected and approved to receive Yellow Ribbon funding, on a first come-first served basis. The Yellow Ribbon Program payment is remitted directly to the University on behalf of the student when the University’s enrollment certification is processed. To be eligible to potentially receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon program, you must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. More details about eligibility requirements can be found here http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp.
To apply for Yellow Ribbon Program funds at West Coast University, complete and submit an application to the West Coast University Financial Aid Office. Applications are available on our website (include link), or in the Financial Aid Office.
VA Offices and Resources
The VA Regional Processing Office for California, Florida, and Texas is in Muskogee, OK (PO Box 8888, Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
VA Regional Benefits Offices are located throughout each state. California has offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oakland. Florida has an office in St. Petersburg. Texas has offices in Houston and Waco. A detailed list of all benefit offices including addresses and phone numbers may be found at http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/allstate.asp?dnum=3&isFlash=0
- U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs website (http://www.va.gov/)
- VA healthcare information (http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/)
- VA career support and information (http://www.va.gov/jobs/)
- VA National Resource Directory: Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them (https://www.nrd.gov/)