• Post 9/11 GI Bill – If you have Montgomery GI Bill, you must change your benefits to Post 9/11
  • Vocational Rehabilitation – Contact the VA to see if you qualify
  • Workforce Investment Act – WIA California
  • Military Tuition Assistance – You will most likely have to top-up with GI Bill if using this option
  • Veterans Village San Diego – CLICK HERE
  • Interfaith Veteran Assistance Services San Diego – CLICK HERE

To attend one of our GI Bill approved courses, your first step is to APPLY FOR BENEFITS HERE This can be done online and usually requires about 30 minutes of time and your DD 214. If you are still active, you will not need your DD 214. This could take anywhere between 2 and 8 weeks to get your “Eligibility Letter” The letter is what we require for payment. In some cases, students have applied for veteran benefits and were able to capture a screenshot of their benefits online, before they received the actual letter, this is acceptable and may be quicker than waiting for the actual hard copy.

If you have already used your GI Bill benefits, you must transfer your benefits to our school: TRANSFER BENEFITS HERE Once you are singed into your VONAPP account, select “Create new Document”, then select, form “22-1995″, fill it out and submit.

The school name to use in the GI Bill process is:

MiraCosta College CE & WD <—-(You must include this CE & WD on your GI Bill Application)

2075 Las Palmas Drive

Carlsbad, CA 92011

The program name to use on the GI Bill application should be the name of the first course you are attending with us. All other courses will be covered even if you are taking multiple courses or a “pipeline” of courses.



If you have ANY questions about applying for new GI Bill benefits (VA form 22-1990), transferring your benefits you have already used to our school (VA form 22-1995), or changing your benefits from Montgomery to Post 9/11 , call the Veterans Administration GI Bill specialist here: 1 (888)-442-4551


GI BILL ROAD MAP FOR SUCCESS HERE – This link explains everything you need to know



1) NEVER USED MY BENEFITS: If you are finished with your active service and have not yet used your benefits, it may take between 2 – 8 weeks to get your Letter of Eligibility so please apply asap. If you call the VA 2 weeks after you apply, this may speed up the process. Sign up for new benefits HERE

2) ALREADY USED MY BENEFITS: If you have used your benefits already, you will need to transfer your benefits to our institution by submitting the VA Form 22-1995 online HERE This is a fast process.

3) ACTIVE DUTY: If you are still active, you can still use your benefits by going to the above VA benefits website, applying for GI Bill benefits, and submitting VA Form 22-1990 online here

4) MONTGOMERY GI BILL: If you have MGB benefits, you will need to switch to Post 9/11 GI Bill.This is a simple process that is done through the VONAPP link HERE



Only courses that have participated in a lengthy approval process by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and actually received an approval code, are allowed to accept your GI Bill funding. These schools and courses that have been approved will then be listed on the US Department of Veterans Affairs official website. If a school and/or course is not on this website, it cannot honor your GI Bill veteran benefits. Please do your research carefully.

GI Bill Website

Click on the above link and where you are asked for Institution Name. enter: “miracosta”

Then for type of program select, “Non College Degree

Go down to the US map, and click on the state of California or “CA”

This will direct you to a page that shows two MiraCosta College links

Click on the 2nd: “MIRACOSTA COLLEGE CE/WD” link

Then click on: “PROGRAMS

And finally click on: “NON COLLEGE DEGREE

You will then see a list of courses approved for GI Bill funding, including:

Contact us to enroll in an upcoming course or with any questions

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