Military and Veterans

About Veterans Benefits

California International Business University is classified as an Institution of Higher Learning and is approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to offer GI Bill educational benefits. This enables Veterans to receive maximum tuition funds while completing their degree at CIBU.

Not sure which GI Bill benefits you are entitled to? Complete the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Online Application to determine your benefits. Be sure to list which of the following program(s) you are interested in pursuing at California International Business University

The following programs are eligible for VA benefits:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Finance Concentration
    • Marketing Concentration
    • Hospitality Management
  • Master of Business Administration, General
  • Master of Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management

How to apply:

Apply for benefits at the Veteran Affairs website

CIBU does not determine your eligibility for federal Veterans education benefits.  The Veterans Affairs website will guide you through the process, and the Veteran Affairs will notify CIBU of your eligibility. The Registrar’s Office processes your claims and other paperwork required so you receive your payments on time.

The following educational benefits are available to veterans and dependents at CIBU:

  • Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)
  • Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill – Transfer of Entitlement)
  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty)
  • Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill – Reservists)
  • Chapter 1607 (Montgomery GI Bill – Reserve Educational Assistance Program)
  • Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance)

Veteran’s spouse can study for free!

Yes, your spouse can study for free.

CIBU’s spousal study program exclusively for veterans enables the spouse of a veteran to study for free and obtain a degree. This applies for both the bachelors and masters program.

The following criteria needs to be met to be eligible for this offer:

  • The spouse needs to enrol in the same program as the veteran and for the same period of study
  • The spouse has to be as US citizen
  • The spouse needs to have the educational background to be eligible to get accepted at the desired program

Don’t hesitate, but reach out to us already today to learn about how both you and your spouse can obtain a degree.

Why should veterans study at CIBU?

Financial Benefits

Free Books for the Duration Of Study


The ability to return to CIBU without penalty when called to active service

Small Class Sizes Ensure Focused Learning

Low Student to Professor Ratio Gives Students Personal Attention

Safe, Convenient & Inspiring Downtown Location

Short 3-Minute Walk From Santa Fe Depot & Downtown Trolley Hub

Career Development:

Personalized Career Planning

Professional Brand Development Including Resume & Linked-In Development

Building A Professional & Targeted Profile On Interest Medias Such As Twitter

Assisted Job Search Planning

Help With Applications

Practice Interviewing

Connection With Networking Opportunities

Contact us today to learn more:
Phone: (619) 702-9400

“I learned so much in my time at CIBU, I found the courses challenging, the professors have practical professional knowledge that they share. Small class sizes guarantee personal attention in both coursework and career development. I’ve learned critical reasoning skills and decision making that will help me in my career and life as well as having direct impact on the younger Sailors I now work with and influencing their Navy career and their lives for the better.”

Dolores Sabatino

CIBU Graduate – US Navy