Welcome student veterans and dependents! The following details services, programs, and opportunties available to you.
The Student Veterans Committee is committed to facilitating/streamlining/coordinating academic and social programs to enable student Veterans and veteran dependents to gain the greatest benefit of their educational experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a Veteran or Veteran Dependant and I am interested in applying to Otis College. Am I eligible for an application fee waiver?
Yes! All Veterans and Veteran Dependants qualify for a Veteran Fee Waiver. Please start your application at www.otis.edu/apply-now. Under “Questions,” there is a question that reads “Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?” Please select “VETERANS FEE WAIVER.” You can find application requirements here. You can also contact the Veterans Admissions Counselor, Valerie Diaz at email@example.com or 310.665.6818.
How do I get in touch with the VA?
Visit the Veterans Affairs/G.I. Bill website or call 888.442.4551.
How do I know what my benefits are?
Check with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and complete the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) at http://gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/. Eligible candidates should create a VA E-Benefits account and call the VA to request your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The VA will mail an eligibility letter that outlines what benefits you are eligible for.
I received my benefits. How do I know if Otis College will honor my benefits?
We accept the following benefits:
- Post 9/11 GI Bill / Yellow Ribbon Program
- The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program
- The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill- Select Reserve Ch1606
- Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) Ch1607
- Vocational Rehabilitation
Once received, you can email your E-Benefits to Cindi Tang, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What else do I need to provide?
If you are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, we will also require the DD214 and Request For Participation in Yellow Ribbon Program form.
What other financial support is available to me?
Otis proudly receives support from The Ahmanson Foundation for student veteran scholarships. To learn more visit the website of the Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative at Vetsback2college.com
Senior Financial Aid Counselor
Alia Saeed, DSO