Veteran Students

Calstone College embraces the military by transitioning aspiring Servicemembers into professional artists and designers. You'll have help every step of the way. Calstone College is approved for Military Tuition Assistance and GI Bill® benefits.

With gratitude and respect to the men and women who serve our nation, your application fee will be waived at Calstone College.

Our Military Scholarship may be provided to U.S. Servicemembers (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Coast Guard) as an opportunity to start preparing for a career in art and design.


Veteran Resources

As a member of the military and veteran community, you have needs that go beyond continuing your education.

​That's why we believe it is important that you are aware of all benefits available to you.


Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Calstone College is authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students enrolled in our  programs for benefits under Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation), Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Fry Scholarship).

​The Department of Veterans Affairs determines eligibility and chapter. For questions about your VA education claim, please visit:
Domestic: 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). Call between 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Central Time, Monday–Friday.
Overseas: 001-716-857-3196 or 001-716-857-3197. Call between 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Time (GMT -) Monday–Friday. 
Once connected, enter option 1 to be placed in a special priority queue.
P.O. Box 8888, Muskogee, OK  74402-8888
For non-education veteran benefits contact the Veterans Benefits Administration at: 1-800-827-1000.

More Information

Prospective Students

Prospective Students with gratitude and respect to the men and women who serve our nation:

If you are serving in the US Armed Forces (Active Duty, Reserves, or National Guard) or a veteran of the US Armed Forces (with other than dishonorable discharge) your application fee will be waived.

Phone:(213) 738-7700

To Apply to the Calstone College:

  • Apply to the Calstone College:
    Call (213) 738-7700​
  • To Use VA Education Benefits at Calstone College
  • We need a copy of your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for education benefits
  • If you have never used your VA education benefits, you will need to apply to use your benefits with VA at

Collecting Benefits

Types of Benefits​​ Institutions of Higher Learning (Degree Granting Institutions) may elect to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for students’ education programs without an additional charge to their GI Bill entitlement. The College has elected to absorb 50%, which is the maximum, for 30 undergraduate units or 24 graduate units.


Payments make sure that you register for your courses on time to ensure prompt certification of your enrollment.
​Information about qualifying pay rate and payment dates is available only through direct contact between the student and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Recipients of Chapter 31, Chapter 33 benefits must verify their attendance by calling the automated verification line at 1-877-823-2378, or by accessing the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) online (

Please note that payments (except Chapter 33) are sent directly to you. Payments are sent to students after the month. For example, February’s benefits will be received in March and March’s benefits will be received in April.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process' and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.
Additionally active duty members may elect to use the MGIB "top-up" in addition to their service provided TA to cover high cost courses.
TA is not a loan; it should be viewed as money you have earned just like your base pay.

Reserve Tuition Assistance Army Reserve (USAR)

The Army Reserve offers opportunities for selected reserve soldiers to pursue their education on a voluntary basis.
The USAR offers:

  • 100% tuition assistance up to $250 per quarter hour not to exceed $4,500 annually​​
Navy Reserve (USNR)

There are currently no Tuition Assistance programs for the Navy Reserve. However, if you are activated under Title 10 then you qualify for the active duty Navy Tuition Assistance. Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)

There are currently no Tuition Assistance programs for the Marine Corps Reserve. However, if you are activated under Title 10 then you qualify for the active duty Marine Corps Tuition Assistance. Air Force Reserve (USAFR)
In an effort to support the professional and education goals of Air Force Reservists, the Air Force provides several voluntary education programs for its reserve members.
USAFR offers:
  • Graduate Studies (Masters Degree)
  • Up to $4,500 annually.
  • Not to exceed $250 per qaurter hour
All TA for Active Duty, USAR, and ARNG Soldiers must be requested through GoArmyEd.

GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for all eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime, anywhere for classroom and distance learning. Eligible members can use this site to access information about testing, transcripts, tuition assistance, and more. One resource provided is a list of Multi-use Learning Facilities (MLF)/Army Learning Centers (ALC)located worldwide.
Find out more about the training and education resources provided through each branch of service by exploring the following websites: TA Procedures
  1. Student must declare a specific program as an educational goal and obtain a program map. TA will only be approved for courses that are listed on the program map or lead to the goal. Student needs to establish an educational goal with a Military Admissions Representative (1-415-618-8551).
  2. Student must contact an Education Center counselor for validation of their chosen educational goal and confirm TA eligibility.
  3. Submit a TA Authorization Form to the Admissions Office: ​​
Fax: 1-213-738-0090
Mail: Calstone College, Attn: Admissions Office, 2975 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 103 Los Angeles, California 90010