National Culinary School accepts GI Bill funding
National Culinary School is proud to participate in the Veterans’ Affairs GI Bill, which provides financial assistance for US active duty or veteran service members. If you’re ready to transition from military life to a career in the culinary or pastry arts, you can apply your GI Bill benefits to one of our VA-approved programs.
Pursue a high-quality culinary education
National Culinary School provides the highest level of training in the culinary industry. Our small class sizes allow us to offer a supportive environment with hands-on instruction, one-on-one attention, and personalized feedback. From basic skills to advanced culinary techniques, you’ll graduate with the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed in the competitive restaurant industry. And with financial benefits from the GI Bill, this high-quality education is more accessible than ever.
What is the GI Bill?
The US Department of Veterans’ Affairs offers several programs to help advance the skills and education of military service members.
- The Montgomery GI Bill helps active duty military and reservists pursue advanced degrees, certificates, and training diplomas.
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as Chapter 33, offers assistance for active duty service members who served after September 10, 2001.
National Culinary School participates in both forms of the GI Bill. If you’re eligible, these programs may cover some or all of the cost of your tuition.
GI Bill eligibility
To be eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill, you must:
- complete a minimum service obligation as an active duty service member, or
- have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve.
To be eligible for Chapter 33 VA Benefits, you must:
- be on active duty with at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service, or
- be an honorably discharged Veteran, or
- be discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
You must also have a high school diploma or GED. Some service members may also be able to transfer their unused GI Bill benefits to dependent family members.
Using the GI Bill Comparison Tool can help you determine your eligibility and decide which benefit program is right for you.
How to apply for the GI Bill
After you decide which benefits you want to apply for, you can fill out your GI Bill application online at the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Once approved, provide National Culinary School with your GI Bill contract, and we can move forward with financing your culinary education.
To help determine your eligibility, or for more information on how to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill or the Montgomery GI Bill, contact the US Department of Veterans Affairs, or call us at (619) 249-5180. We’ll be happy to walk you through the process and get you started on the road to your career in the culinary arts.
Begin your culinary journey today
If you’re thrilled by the idea of working in the thriving restaurant and hospitality industry in San Diego or beyond, then come take advantage of your veteran benefits at National Culinary School. Our job placement assistance program is included at no extra cost, and will help prepare you for long-term success. Why not apply the focus and discipline you learned in the military toward a rewarding culinary career? Contact us today!