Summit College is eligible to train students utilizing:

  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA/Chapter 35)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30)
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) (Chapter 31)

¥ Not all programs are approved for VA funding. Not all programs available at all campuses.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at 

Summit College appreciates that every student’s climb is different, and our military students and families deserve the kind of individualized support we provide. For more than 20 years, we have been committed to honoring those who have served our country by facilitating special conditions for service members and their families.

We have three California campuses that make it as convenient as possible for military service members or their dependents to pursue a higher education:

  • El Cajon Campus
  • San Bernardino Campus
  • Santa Ana Campus


At Summit College, our faculty and staff are proud to support military members, veterans, spouses, and dependents as they further their education. Veterans, survivors, or dependents may be eligible for benefits via the Veterans Administration, while active duty service members might be entitled to tuition assistance. Our Student Services Department is here to help you navigate the process and find the benefits to which you are entitled.

To use your military benefits at Summit College, you will need to complete a three-step process:

Apply for Admissions to Summit College. Check out our admissions requirements and request your joint service transcripts.

Apply for Military Benefits. To apply for your particular military benefit, you will need to submit an application through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The amount that you receive will be based on the type of training you pursue, the length of your service, college fund eligibility, and your category, among other factors.

Understand Your Responsibilities. To keep your benefits, you may have certain responsibilities, such as maintaining good academic standing or submitting your grades upon completion of your courses.

We are honored that you are considering Summit College as you begin your career climb. Call or stop by the Student Services Department to speak with the VA Certifying Official for more information about our military benefits.

San Bernardino/Colton

Nov 2Medical Assistant Start
Nov 9Electrical Start
Nov 9Nursing - Day Start
Nov 16Nursing - Evening Start
Nov 16HVAC Start
Nov 30Welding Start

El Cajon

Oct 26Electrical Start
Nov 2Welding Start
Nov 2HVAC Start
Nov 2Medical Assistant Start

Santa Ana

Nov 2Welding Start
Nov 2HVAC Start
Nov 9Electrical Start