CDU Yellow Ribbon Program
The Veteran’s Administration (VA) requires all entering veterans to be formally admitted to the University in a VA-approved education program before becoming eligible to receive VA benefits. Please visit WEAMS (http://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/buildSearchInstitutionCriteria.do) to view your options and verify if your program of interest is approved for education benefits.
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for 2023-2024. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon) is a provision of the4 Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the Veterans Administration will match the same amount as the institution.
For more information, email VA.Certify@cdrewu.edu.
Instructions for Requesting Participation
Before submitting a Request for Participation, candidates must be:
- A CDU undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student in good academic standing, or
- Officially accepted for admission to CDU for the 2023-2024 academic year AND have received a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) verifying 100% eligibility for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill benefits.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Health Benefits
If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits.
Please see the following web link for additional information:
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Veterans who served after September 10, 2011, are eligible for financial assistance with tuition, housing, books and supplies. For more information please see the following web link: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
The Post-9/11 GI Bill financial assistance varies across universities and programs. At Charles R. Drew University PA Program, veterans can expect up to $21,970/year for tuition/fees, $2508/month for monthly housing allowance, and $1000 for a book stipend. Provided is a table to compare local PA programs in the surrounding area:
|2023/2024||Tuition/Fees||Housing Allowance||Book Stipend|
|Charles R. Drew University||$27,120.05/year||$2508/month||$1000/year|
Charles R. Drew University Cost Per Credit Hour for Programs Eligible for the Military Tuition Assistance Program
The Department of Defense requires all institutions using a flat rate for tuition to post on their websites the derived “cost per credit hour” of eligible programs for our active duty military students to receive the tuition assistance benefit. Please note these figures are provided solely to meet this requirement. CDU does not use a cost per credit hour calculation to determine tuition charges for the programs listed below.
|Program||Tuition per credit (AY24 New Student)||Tuition per credit (AY24 Continuing Student)|
|AS-RadTech||562||546||*Change in tuition for AY24 New Student|
|CT Certificate||129||–||*New program|
|MPH||1,033||1,022||*Change in tuition for AY24 New Student|
|MPA*||1,157||1,129||*Change in tuition for AY24 New Student|
|FNP, Certificate (ELM Alumni)||1,309||1,309|
|PsyNP, Certificate (ELM Alumni)||1,304||1,304|
Estimate Your Cost
Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate your financial aid.
Los Angeles Regional Office
The local regional office can help enroll veterans in benefit and service programs.
Veterans Service Outreach Program (VSOP)
Los Angeles Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255 (press 1)