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NewSchool of Architecture and Design is approved to train veterans and other eligible persons by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) under U.S. Code Title 38. NSAD follows Veterans Administration (VA) regulations and related military regulations in administering student financial and academic affairs for veteran and military students. Eligible veterans and dependents, as defined by the VA, can be accepted for education. Eligible veterans and dependents may file an application either with NSAD or the VA.

Active Duty/Veteran Benefits
If you are currently serving in the U.S. military, or if you are a military veteran or an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, NewSchool honors the following education benefits for active-duty service members, reservists, and veterans of the armed forces:

• The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) reimburses tuition costs through an educational assistance allowance.
• The Post-9/11 GI Bill applies direct funds to cover a portion of costs for tuition, fees, and books.
• Active Military Tuition Assistance gives a portion of funds to cover costs of tuition and fees. This program is sponsored by the specific branch of the military you serve.
• The Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program provides the remaining funds for tuition costs that are not covered under the Tuition Assistance program.
• The VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program offers benefits to veterans with service-connected disabilities.
• The Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program covers tuition costs that have not been applied under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.†

*Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition.
†Program eligibility is determined by the U.S. military in accordance with program provisions.

More Benefit Information
NewSchool of Architecture and Design is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. This program is designed to help students finance, through scholarship assistance, up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit, which will only pay up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition. The amount of the Yellow Ribbon award is determined by first applying the VA benefits towards the tuition and fees. If there are tuition and fee charges above that amount, the difference—up to $6,000 per academic year—will be covered between NewSchool’s Yellow Ribbon Grant funds and a matching grant from Veterans Affairs up to the amounts and number of participants to which NewSchool commits on an annual basis.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement, you must first apply to the VA. The VA will then determine your eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and issue you a Certificate of Eligibility. After you are issued your Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating that you qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at NewSchool.
Veterans are subject to the same rules and regulations that govern other students. Absences and tardiness will be reported to the VA in accordance with current VA directives.

NSAD maintains a written record of previous education and training of the veteran or eligible person, grants appropriate credit for equivalent coursework, shortens the training period proportionately, and provides notifications to the student and the Department of Veterans Affairs. A veteran or eligible person who, at the end of two consecutive quarters on probation, has failed to earn a grade point average of 2.0 will have his/her VA educational benefits terminated.

Current VA directives prohibit the payment of benefits for any period of training designated as “make-up time.”

For more information on NewSchool, please click here to download NewSchool’s Shopping Sheet. The Shopping Sheet is a static document to help inform you about NewSchool. Please note that your personal and individual financial aid monies, including any military or VA benefits, are not included in the Shopping Sheet. This information can be obtained by scheduling a counseling session with Financial Aid by calling (619) 684-8818 or by speaking to your Enrollment Specialist.

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