Otis College of Art and Design courses are approved for the training of eligible Veterans under Department of  Veterans Affairs. The following details services, programs, and opportunities available to you. The Student Veterans Committee is committed to facilitating and streamlining academic and social programs to enable student Veterans and veteran dependents to gain the greatest benefit of their educational experience. If you are a veteran and want to know if you can qualify for Veterans benefits, please go to

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® 

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill Otis College of Art and Design proudly participates in the GI Bill Program. Eligible student beneficiaries may have up to 100% of tuition and associated student fees covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please be aware that the benefit is capped annually at private institutions such as Otis. The college also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible Yellow Ribbon recipients do receive 100% coverage of qualified tuition & fees (those who are qualified will be notified, individually, by their School Certifying Official).

Accepted to Otis? Unlock Your Veterans' Benefits

Submit an application! Check out our page on how to apply. If you need to speak with an admissions counselor, you can call our Admissions Office at 310-665-6820 or make an appointment to speak in-person or remotely.

Yes! All Veterans and Veteran Dependents qualify for a Veteran Fee Waiver. Please start your application online. If you apply through the Otis application, there is no fee charged. If you are applying through the Common App, select the Veterans Fee waiver under the school-specific fee waivers. Please contact Admissions at or 310.665.6820 with any questions.

Check with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) by visiting the VA Education and training website or call 888-442-4551. If you are eligible, you should create a VA E-Benefits account and then request your Certificate of Eligibility (CoE), which is an eligibility letter that outlines what benefits you are eligible for.

Every academic year, you will need to submit an updated Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) to the School Certifying Official (SCO) Alia Saeed at

Our Office of Financial Aid is available to assist Veterans with their benefit process.

Yes! We recommend that you complete the FAFSA because until we receive your benefit documents, we won’t know if your chapter will pay for your tuition and fees. Additionally, completing the FAFSA might allow for additional funds that could help with other expenses.

For more information on aid for Military Families through Federal funding, visit

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Evelyn Garcia
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