Military Programs, Partnerships, and Memberships

AMVETS Legal Clinic Services

AMVETS Legal Clinic services offers free legal assistance to veterans, service members and their families. This free legal service includes a variety of support programs. The clinic staff is available to familiarize veterans and military members with their rights under federal law.

Learn more about AMVETS Legal Clinic Services.

Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program is an initiative between Air University and civilian institutions of higher learning to offer baccalaureate degree opportunities to every Air Force enlisted member.  AU-ABC points Airmen with completed associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to a set of accredited “Air Force friendly” colleges and universities.

To participate in the AU-ABC program, registrants must be active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard. However, degree requirements can be completed after a member retires or separates from the service.

For more information or to apply, click here.
General Education Mobile (GEM)

Brandman University and the Air Force are working together to offer a five-course GEM sequence of general education classes that transfer directly into an AA degree program at CCAF.

For more information or to register for the GEM program, click here.
GI Bill

The term GI Bill refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families.  The benefit is designed to help servicemembers and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training.  The GI Bill has several programs and each is administrated differently, depending on a person's eligibility and duty status.

GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime for classroom, distance learning, and eArmyU online college courses.  It is a one-stop location for managing the soldier’s college education and using Tuition Assistance benefits.  For Non LOI schools, a soldier will be able to obtain Tuition Assistance for their classes with a TA Request form completed through GoArmyEd.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) provides financial assistance for military spouses.  On October 25, 2010 all spouses, including those currently participating will be subject to the new eligibility criteria and revised funding.  The limits include:

  • Be the spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine service member, or activated Reserve member in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O2.
  • If National Guard and/or AGR, sponsor must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders as reported in DEERS.
  • Spouses of Guard/Reserve members in an Alert, Transition Assistance, or Post Deployment status are not eligible.
  • MyCAA accounts will be limited to the new $4,000 maximum benefit with a $2000 fiscal year cap. Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000.
  • Spouses must finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course.
  • Funding is limited to only Associate’s degrees, certifications and licensure programs.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership

Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP) provided associate and bachelor degree programs applicable to each rating, and make maximum use of military professional training and experience to accomplish degree requirements.  The program also provides opportunities to take courses through distance learning so that Sailors anywhere will be able to pursue a degree. The goal of the NCPDLP Schools is to support both the Sailor's mobile lifestyle and educational goals with rating relevant degree programs.

For more information or to apply, click here.
Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC)

Brandman University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System. The SOC Consortium consists of colleges and universities committed to expanding and improving voluntary postsecondary educational opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to active-duty military students, their family members, and veterans. A list of current SOC Consortium member institutions can be found on the SOC Web site. The SOC Degree Network System is a subgroup of the SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military Services to deliver specific associate and bachelor’s degree programs to servicemembers and their families. As a member of the DNS, we have agreed to adhere to academic policies intended to support military students in their academic endeavors towards degree completion.

Brandman University is approved for membership in SOCAD, SOCNAV, SOCCCOAST at the bachelor's degree level.

Troops to Teachers

Brandman University is actively involved with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
Yellow Ribbon

Brandman University proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) which is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill or Chapter 33.  The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning to enter into a voluntary agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to contribute funds to a veteran’s unmet tuition and fee charges when their tuition and fees charges exceed the amount payable under Chapter 33. The program allows Brandman University to contribute an amount up to 50 percent of a veteran’s unmet costs; the Department of Veterans Affairs will match the amount. Only veterans or their designated transferees who are entitled to the maximum benefit rate, which is based on service requirements, may receive this funding. Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are not eligible for this program. Child transferees of active duty servicemembers may be eligible if the servicemember is qualified at the 100% rate.