Get to Know the VA Educational Benefits at Clayton State University

Figuring out how to pay for college can seem daunting, especially when you’re balancing military life on top of wondering how you’ll pay tuition. Clayton State Continuing & Professional Education seeks to lessen the load for service members and veterans through special benefits and resources. 

Clayton State is proud to be a military-friendly university, and we look forward to serving the military in furthering their education and reaching new heights through our VA Educational Benefits.  

VA Educational Benefits help veterans and military members pay for college tuition and other associated costs. These benefits lessen the load of college costs and help service members receive the assistance they need to pay for college, allowing more members of the military to level up their education and earn certifications or degrees. 

Which VA Educational Benefits Are Available At Clayton State CaPE?

Clayton State Continuing and Professional Education cares about our service members, so we provide numerous VA Educational Benefits that assist with the costs of college. 

Veterans and active-duty service members may qualify for one or more of the following VA Benefits at Clayton State University: 

  • Montgomery GI Bill 
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Reserves
  • Spouse/Dependent Education Assist Program 
  • Fry Scholarship
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program 
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon Funds

Some of these VA benefits, such as the Montgomery GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill – Reserves, offer a monthly housing stipend to help service members pay for housing during college. Other benefits apply only to your dependents if you qualify, including the Spouse/Dependent Education Assist Program and Fry Scholarship. 

Most students receive around $15,000 total, or $8,000 excluding housing, from VA Educational Benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

If you’ve served in the military, it’s likely that you qualify for one or more of the above benefits. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 43 percent of military undergraduates and 36 percent of military graduate students received veterans’ education benefits in 2015-16. After the Post 9/11 GI Bill went into effect, the number of veterans’ education beneficiaries went up by 93%. 

There are more resources than ever out there for veterans and active service members in college, but you’ll need to apply for them at Clayton State to receive them.

At Clayton State CaPE, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the benefits you deserve. You can learn more about the different types of VA Educational Benefits available at Clayton State here

What Programs Are Eligible For VA Educational Benefits?

Not only are VA Educational Benefits versatile, but so are the programs at Clayton State that qualify for them. Clayton State Continuing and Professional Education offers nine different programs approved for VA Educational Benefits, ranging from Pharmacy Technician to Project Management.  

The following programs are eligible for the VA Educational Benefits program at Clayton State CaPE:

  • Voice Over 
  • Professional Investigator 
  • Project Management 
  • SHRM Learning system 
  • Six Sigma, Black Belt I & II 
  • Light Commercial HVAC 
  • Medical Coding 
  • Pharmacy Technician 
  • Clinical Medical Assistant

VA Educational Benefits apply to any courses that are required for you to graduate, so as long as you need a course to graduate, your benefits will cover it. Whichever career path you’ve chosen to venture down, we’re here to support you along the way and assist you in meeting your goals. Choosing a civilian career after serving in the military is a huge step, and your progress toward achieving your dreams should be celebrated. 

At Clayton State University, through Continuing and Professional Education, you can enroll in a certification course, or a single course taught by professionals in their industry and gain the skills you need affordably and conveniently. Our programs can fit into any schedule or lifestyle, ensuring that you can further your civilian career no matter where you are in your military career. 

Whether you’re a veteran or an active service member, if you’re ready to invest in your future and reach new horizons, we’re here to help you take the next steps. It’s never too late to gain new skills and expand your knowledge. 


For more information, please contact:
Tara Henry
VA Certifying Official


Learn more about how to apply for VA benefits here