Veterans Education Benefits

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill®

    Chapter 33 - This program is for student-veterans who have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty beginning on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or who were honorably discharged from active duty due to a service-related disability after serving 30 continuous days beginning on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Active duty time will determine tuition percentage benefit eligibility that expires 15 years after separation. Additional benefits include tuition and fee payment to school of choice and a book stipend of up to $1,000 per year. VA pays school directly.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

    Chapter 31 - Veterans with a service-related disability rating of at least 20 percent are eligible. VA pays costs such as tuition and fees, books, supplies and equipment. VA will also pay a monthly benefit to help with living expenses. VA pays school directly. The VA has assigned the following Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to Simpson University for student case management:

    Larry Bonnington
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
    Phone: 530-893-4216
    Fax: 530-893-4217

  • Dependent Education Assistance Program

    Chapter 35 - The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. VA pays school directly.

  • Montgomery GI Bill®

    Chapter 30 - Under Chapter 30, active-duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months. They are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Eligible veterans have 10 years after leaving the military to use this benefit. Student pays tuition.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program

    Simpson University has entered into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to contribute to the Yellow Ribbon Program and has agreed to provide Yellow Ribbon Program contributions to up to one hundred eligible individuals per program each academic year. Simpson University agrees to provide Yellow Ribbon Program contributions for each participant during the academic year up to the following amounts for tuition charges and VA approved fees:

    • $5,000 for each student enrolled in Simpson University's traditional undergraduate program.
    • $2,500 for each student enrolled in Simpson University's Graduate Studies: School of Education.
    • ASPIRE, A.W. Tozer Seminary, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (Online) and the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology do not need to utilize the Yellow Ribbon programs. Tuition for these programs are covered in full by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Simpson University’s Yellow Ribbon Contribution

    In addition to the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program, Simpson University has entered into a unique agreement to match the VA Yellow Ribbon Program contribution amounts mentioned above through the Simpson University Yellow Ribbon Contribution program to up to one hundred eligible individuals per program each academic year for tuition charges and VA approved fees.

  • Vet Student Debt Grant

    The Vet Student Debt Grant is a recurring scholarship for Fall and Spring term. Any student veteran with student debt can apply. This scholarship offers help to students who are struggling with student debt and mental health related struggles as a result of service time. The scholarship offers $5,000 and a free emotional support animal consultation. Visit for more information.

  • Military Family Scholarship

    The Military Family Scholarship is available to students who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs, with a GPA between 3.0 to 4.0 and are a US military service member, military member, or family member of a US military personnel or veteran. This is a $5,000 scholarship to help one student pursue their educational goals. Visit for more information.