Services for Military-Connected Students
Antioch University Santa Barbara proudly welcomes student veterans as vital members of our community. We will help you make the most of the educational benefits you have earned while serving your country through an impactful, experiential learning experience that will benefit you personally and professionally.
AUSB participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Education Enhancement Program, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. 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 benefits.va.gov/gibill.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher education to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses for eligible veterans. The agreement allows schools to contribute up to 50% of tuition expenses, which the VA will match.
Covered Programs at AUSB
- CHAPTER 30 – Montgomery GI Bill® for Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- CHAPTER 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- CHAPTER 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)
- CHAPTER 32 – VEAP (Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program)
- CHAPTER 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®
- CHAPTER 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
- Marine Gunnery Sergeant David Fry Scholarship
You may also be eligible to apply for Federal Loan aid or other assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. See information about applying for Financial Aid. Additional information about Federal loan limits and interest rates can be found online at studentaid.ed.gov. The terms and conditions of loans made under Title IV may be more favorable than the provision of private education (alternative) loans.
To qualify for veteran admission, students must meet the following requirements:
- Qualify for VA education benefits administered through the Veterans’ Administration.
- Request the Certificate of Eligibility from the VA and provide the documentation.
- Meet the University’s admissions requirements. For more Call us at (310) 340-7634 or send us a message at [email protected]
To Get Started
All Antioch University campuses are military-friendly communities, committed to providing the assistance and guidance to help you complete your bachelor’s degree or start your graduate degree.
- Contact our Admissions Team to learn about our academic programs, and apply for the program you’re interested in
- Apply for Education Benefits through the VA at www.benefits.va.gov to request a Certificate of Eligibility. Once received, submit your Certificate of Eligibility to the AUSB VA Certifying Office in the Student Services Office by the first week of the term. Until eligibility is confirmed, the student is responsible for paying full tuition. AUSB Veterans’ Benefits are not applied retroactively. For more information, contact the AUSB VA Certifying Official.
- Submit Certificate of Eligibility. All GI Bill® recipients are required to submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to Student Services at [email protected] and the Office of Admissions at [email protected]. Subsequent enrollments will not be certified unless a Certificate of Eligibility is on file.
When Applying for VA Benefits
- All VA forms can be submitted electronically using VA’s VONAPP tool at www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application
- Find VA forms at www.va.gov/vaforms
- Veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214
- Active duty service members should consult with their educational services officer (ESO)
- For additional information and eligibility requirements, visit: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at www.gibill.va.gov
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 Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill