Military/Veteran Assistance

Army ROTC is offered at Claremont McKenna College. Visit the CMC Army ROTC website for more information.

Air Force ROTC is offered at Harvey Mudd College. For more information, visit the Harvey Mudd website.

 

The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty program provides education benefits to Veterans and Service members who have at least two years of active duty. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits and may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and on-the-job training, and correspondence courses. Benefits are generally payable for 10 years following your release from honorable active service. For more information regarding the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty program, visit the VA website. 

To get an estimate of eligible benefits by school, use the GI Bill comparison Tool.

In the event that you are receiving VA Education Benefits, please complete the Request to Receive VA Benefit Certification Form each semester that you are using GI Bill Benefits and return it to the CMC OFA. 

A veteran of World War II or thereafter who has a service-connected disability which entitles him or her to VA disability compensation and who is in need of vocational rehabilitation because his or her disability creates an employment handicap may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits. For more information regarding the Vocational Rehabilitation program, visit the VA website. 

To get an estimate of eligible benefits by school, use the GI Bill comparison Tool.

In the event that you are receiving VA Education Benefits, please complete the Request to Receive VA Benefit Certification Form each semester that you are using GI Bill Benefits and return it to the CMC OFA. 

Individuals who have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001 and are still on active duty, or individuals who are honorable discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, may be eligible for this VA-administered program. For more information regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill, visit the VA website. 

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Service members to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The Department of Defense determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the benefits transfer has been approved, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA.

To get an estimate of eligible benefits by school, use the GI Bill comparison Tool.

In the event that you are receiving VA Education Benefits, please complete the Request to Receive VA Benefit Certification Form each semester that you are using GI Bill Benefits and return it to the CMC OFA.

Claremont McKenna College is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Veterans should follow the same application procedure as other applicants for admission to CMC. In addition, veterans are welcome to provide additional materials to supplement their applications, such as further explanation of their educational records and/or supplementary essays addressing their military experience and how it has influenced their readiness and desire for further education. Veterans should note that under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the maximum CMC contribution amount per student, per year, is $15,000.

To get an estimate of eligible benefits by school, use the GI Bill comparison Tool.

In the event that you are receiving VA Education Benefits, please complete the Request to Receive VA Benefit Certification Form each semester that you are using GI Bill Benefits and return it to the CMC OFA. 

The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and the DEA Program, visit the VA website. 

To get an estimate of eligible benefits by school, use the GI Bill comparison Tool.

In the event that you are receiving VA Education Benefits, please complete the Request to Receive VA Benefit Certification Form each semester that you are using GI Bill Benefits and return it to the CMC OFA.

The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for the program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and VA makes the payments. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and the Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve program, visit the VA website. 

To get an estimate of eligible benefits by school, use the GI Bill comparison Tool.

In the event that you are receiving VA Education Benefits, please complete the Request to Receive VA Benefit Certification Form each semester that you are using GI Bill Benefits and return it to the CMC OFA. 

The Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015. Some individuals will remain eligible for REAP benefits until November 25, 2019, while others are no longer eligible for REAP benefits but may be eligible for the Post- 9/11 GI Bill. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and REAP, visit the VA website.  

To get an estimate of eligible benefits by school, use the GI Bill comparison Tool.

In the event that you are receiving VA Education Benefits, please complete the Request to Receive VA Benefit Certification Form each semester that you are using GI Bill Benefits and return it to the CMC OFA. 

Available to undergraduate students who are not eligible for a Federal Pell grant based on your Expected Family Contribution but meet the remaining Federal Pell grant eligibility requirement and whose parent lost his or her life as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. To qualify, students must have been either under 24 years of age or enrolled in college at the time of their parents’ death.  Award amounts are based on the maximum Pell Grant award for each year and cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Funding is subject to the federal appropriations process.

For more information regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan Service grant, please visit the Federal Student Aid site. 

Contact

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8356
Fax: (909) 607-0661
Email:

Campus Location

Kravis Center, Lower Court
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711