Physician Assistant Program Master of Health Science

Physician Assistant Program Master of Health Science

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CDU Yellow Ribbon Program 1. CDU Yellow Ribbon Program

  • Description: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon) is a provision of the 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. Please note that Yellow Ribbon Program funding, along with its corresponding match from the VA, replaces any previously awarded institutional grants and/or scholarships. Contact the Office of Registration and Records for more information.
  • Please see the CDU web link for instructions for requesting participation: http://www.cdrewu.edu/admin/finaid/yellowribbon

Department of Veteran Affairs Health Benefits 2. U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Health Benefits

  • Description: 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: http://www.va.gov/HEALTHBENEFITS/index.asp

Post 911 GI Bill 3. Post 911 GI Bill

  • Description: 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-911 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:

2015/ 2016

Tuition/Fees

Housing Allowance

Book Stipend

Charles R. Drew University

$21,970/year

$2508/month

$1000/year

Loma Linda University

$21,085/year

$1813/month

$1000/year

University of Southern California

$21,085/year

$2449/month

$1000/year

Western University of Health Sciences

$21,085/year

$2449/month

$1000/year

4. Los Angeles Regional Office

  • Description: The local regional office can help enroll veterans in benefit and service programs.
  • For more information please see the following web link: http://www.benefits.va.gov/losangeles/

5. Veterans Service Outreach Program (VSOP)

6. Other Resources

7. Los Angeles Veterans Crisis Line:

  • 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
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