The Veterans Success Center is dedicated to accommodating service members, veterans, and their dependents as they seek out their education options at Simpson University. We will be your direct contact to ensure you’re aware of all of your educational options, and will provide you with all of the steps required for completing your academic goals.
Our services to you (as a veteran) include program information, benefit education, application guidance, student care, wellness and advocacy on and off campus. Stop by the Veterans Success Center we can help guide you through a successful educational experience and degree completion.
VETERANS SUCCESS CENTER
The Veterans Success Center (VSC) is available to all service members, veterans of the U.S. military, and their guests. It is a community space on campus where student veterans can engage with each other while having access to complimentary resources. Simpson University has committed to providing the student veterans community with a “one-stop shop” for everything related to their education and career planning.
Simpson’s Veterans Success Center is the largest student veteran center in California’s North State area.
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. Please visit the link below for more information!
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.
- Adult Degree Completion, 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.
What is a SU Veteran Ally you ask? It is a person, business, or organization that believes in what the Simpson University Veterans Success Center is doing in the education and transition of veterans out of military service and back into the workforce. Our Veteran Allies are the network of support that continues to grow the VSC and our Veteran Education programs.
One-time gifts of $1,000 or greater will receive a plaque and special recognition on the VSC site.
Commitment to give $50+ per month for one year will receive certificates of partnership and their names on the VSC site.
Businesses and persons with one-time financial contributes or offering supportive services to the VSC.
Meet our amazing team.
Director of Veterans Success Center