Veteran's Benefits

Military Veterans

A soldier in uniform carrying college books and paperwork.CIU is proud to be consistently ranked among the most military-friendly schools in the country and we are a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Program-eligible veterans, their spouses, and children can use VA education benefits to help cover the cost of their CIU tuition. 

Continuing Students

Need to fill out a Certification Request Form, located at the bottom of this page, each academic year and submit it to the Financial Aid Office

Contact the Financial Aid Office when you register for classes each term, revise your course schedule, or change your program. Email or call (803) 807-5036.

If you have never received veteran's benefits:

If you received veteran's educational benefits at another school and are transferring to CIU:


  • Submit VA Form 22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training, to the VA Regional Office and a copy to Financial Aid. 
    VA Regional Office
    PO Box 8888
    Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

If you qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and wish to transfer your benefits to a family member:

VA Resources

CIU School Certifying Official

For more detailed information please download the "Applying for and Using VA Benefits at CIU" PDF document located at the bottom of this page.