Created by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Troops to College program is designed to encourage more veterans to attend California's veteran-friendly campuses. A collaboration between the California Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of the Secretary of Education, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, and military branches within the state, Troops to College is helping increase veteran awareness of and access to their full range of educational options.
For many veterans seeking to return to normal civilian life and transition to a professional career, a university education offers a number of advantages and opportunities. These include:
Wide Degree Selection: CSU campuses offer a wide range of degrees that prepare you to succeed in today's high-demand fields.
Connection and Camaraderie: CSU campuses have a growing community of veterans' organizations, as well as a variety of student-run clubs, events, sports, recreation, entertainment and activities.
University Experience: While completing a recognized and respected degree from a four-year university, you'll also have the opportunity to experience campus life.
Financial Assistance: Veterans and active duty students may use their Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits to help finance their university education. Other educational benefits may also be available.
Veterans Assistance: Many CSU campuses, including CSUDH, have veteran service centers dedicated to helping veterans and active duty personnel take advantages of their education benefits, campus resources and services, as well as a full range of support resources available to those who have served in the military.