Effective April 2018 - Please see below for a special benefit for US Military Veterans, Honorable Discharge according to their form DD-214 Member Page 4 box 24.
The VA requires veterans who have used the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® previously to fill out the VA Form 1995 (Request For Change Of Program Or Place Of Training). CDA must also receive a copy of VA Form 1995. Please submit a copy with all other required documents for enrollment.
To access the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® Pamphlet, click here or call the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® Customer Service at 888-442-4551.
Click here to apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
GI Bill® is a registered trade mark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about educational benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
CDA MILITARY BENEFITS:
CDA honor those who have honorable severed our Nation by waiving the application fee and providing a 50% waiver on housing and the associated meal plan. This program comes with restriction and requirements for the veteran. Adherence to the Code of Conduct and a requirement to be present in the dormitory Sunday night through Thursday night is a requirement to receive this benefit. Veterans found violating the above code as stated in the school catalog (click here) or violation of any of the dorm rules are subject to termination of the waive as well as loss of the dorm privileges.
CDA's housing is available to student for during the program and does not cover any school breaks. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements during these breaks as the student housing is closed. Please refer to the school's catalog for current class start dates and school breaks.
For additional information on our Veteran Programs or dorm policies including break closures; please contact our Admissions Team at: 888 974-2232
VA NEWS FLASH
March 1, 2015
The Choice Act of 2014 extends the Post-9/11 GI Bill ® benefits available under the Fry Scholarship to surviving spouses of military personnel who die in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Prior to this, only children of those who died in the line of duty were eligible for this benefit.
Eligible spouses will be entitled to up to 36 months of the Post-9/11 GI Bill ®. This includes the tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a books and supplies stipend at the 100% benefit rate. Some of your students eligible for benefits under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program (DEA) are eligible for this benefit. If students are eligible for both programs, they will need to make an irrevocable decision choosing one benefit, and will need to make that decision prior to receiving either benefit, even if currently enrolled. Payments will not be made if the student has not notified VA of this decision.
Post 9/11 GI Bill ® Information
Please submit the request for your Certificate of Eligibility with the following to:
CDA Technical Institute
91 Trout River Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
The 100% tuition amount for the 2017-2018 Academic Year is $14,275 (see text below for detailed information on eligibility) and the monthly housing allowance is $1,494. The monthly housing allowance is also prorated based on veterans' eligibility according to the table below. Click here to access the BAH calculator. Click here to access the GI Bill ® Comparison Tool.
Individuals who have served at least 90 days of active duty after September 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge will qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill ®. To qualify for the full benefit, a veteran must have served at least 3 years of active duty after September 10, 2001. For those who served on active duty after September 10, 2001, the following applies:
- At least 36 months: 100
- At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability: 100%
- At least 30 months < 36 months: 90%
- At least 24 months < 30 months: 80%
- At least 18 months < 24 months: 70%
- At least 12 months < 18 months: 60%
- At least 6 months < 12 months: 50%
- At least 90 days < 6 months: 40%
Veterans must apply online here and then the VA will send the Certificate of Eligibility. Please send this to CDA's Financial Aid Department.
All veterans who use VA benefits, must provide CDA with a copy of their Joint Services Transcripts, which can be obtain through the following:
Montgomery GI Bill ® Information:
MONTGOMERY GI BILL ® ACTIVE DUTY (CHAPTER 30), EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2013:
Monthly rate for Full time: $1,928.00
MONTGOMERY GI BILL ® -SR (CHAPTER 1606), EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2013:
Monthly rate for Full time: $375.00
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Survivors' and Dependents' Benefits Information:
SURVIVORS’ & DEPENDENTS’ BENEFITS (DEA/CHAPTER 35), EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2013:
Monthly rate for Full time: $1,041.00
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