Pinnacle College is proud to serve the veteran student population and support them in the journey to begin a new career or expand skills learned while serving.
We offer active military, veterans and dependents accredited Recording Engineer and Video Game Sound Design programs that provide professional-level instruction, a comprehensive curriculum, real world experience and intimate class sizes.
We are committed to providing a unique combination of practical, hands on and academic training with military education benefits to ensure you are on the right track to a successful career in audio engineering.
MILITARY BENEFITS & FUNDINGShow
At Pinnacle College, we work to make the admissions process streamlined for active duty military and veterans where they can utilize a combination of benefits to cover tuition and living expenses. We accept most military and national benefit programs including:
- Department of Defense
- Veterans Affairs
- Post 9/11 G.I Bill
- Survivors and Dependents Assistance Program
To see a full list of military benefits we support please see Services for Military & Veteran Students
If you are interested in your future in audio engineering and sound designer please call our admissions department at (626) 284-0050 in Los Angeles or (916) 366-3431 in Sacramento to begin enrolling right now!
SERVICES FOR MILITARY & VETERAN STUDENTSShow
Pinnacle College Military Services
Pinnacle College is approved to train veterans by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE). CSAAVE operates under contract with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Under the authority of federal law, Title 38 U.S.C. CSAAVE operates as part of the government of the State of California.
ABOUT EDUCATION BENEFIT PROGRAMS
In most cases military educational benefits will not cover the entire cost of tuition. Prior to starting class, a financial aid appointment will be scheduled. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
To determine if you are eligible for our program, you may apply through vonapp (http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/) or call 1-888-442-4551.
The following benefits may be available at Pinnacle College for military and veterans:
Military Tuition Assistance: Eligibility and amount of active duty or reserve tuition assistance is determined by the branch of service. Students must independently apply for tuition assistance through their command/on base. Tuition assistance is paid directly to the institution.
Chapter 30, The Montgomery G.I. Bill-Active Duty: For veterans who entered active duty beginning July 1, 1985 and who participated in the 12-month pay reduction program while on active duty. Also includes Chapter 32 active duty persons with eligibility as of October 1, 1996 who elected to participate in the Montgomery G.I. Bill. Eligibility is decided by Veterans Affairs.
Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment: For veterans with a service-connected disability, or who are rated 10 percent or more disabled according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Eligibility is decided by a VA caseworker. Tuition is paid directly to the school; other benefits may be paid to the student.
Chapter 32, Veterans Educational Assistance Program: For veterans who entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and who contributed to the program while on active duty.
Chapter 33, The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill" Veterans who have accumulated at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 with an honorable discharge, or those who received a service-connected disability after 30 days of service, may be eligible for Chapter 33, as determined by the VA. Tuition and fees are paid directly to the school, with BAH and book stipends paid directly to the student.
Chapter 33/TEB, The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Transfer: This option is for Chapter 33-eligible service members to transfer unused benefits wholly or in increments to spouses and/or children.
Chapter 35, Survivors and Dependents Assistance Program: For spouses or children of veterans who died on active duty, whose death was caused by a service-connected disability, or who are rated by the VA as 100 percent permanently disabled.
Chapter 1606, The Montgomery G.I. Bill-Selected Reserve: Benefits are paid directly to eligible individuals who have committed to the required length of enlistment in the Selected Reserve.
Chapter 1607, Reserve Educational Assistance Program: Chapter 1607 is potentially payable for individuals in the reserves who were recalled for active duty for at least 90 days beginning September 11, 2001 or later. Eligibility is determined by either DoD or DHS.
MyCAA, Military Spouse Career Advancement Account: MyCAA is available to spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2, including the spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members within those ranks. Spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders.
VRAP, Veterans Retraining and Assistance Program: The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who: Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old, are unemployed on the date of application, received an other than dishonorable discharge, are not be eligible
for any other VA education benefit program, are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability and are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program.
Benefit Recipient Responsibilities: Veterans receiving Veteran Administration funding for any portion of their program are responsible to directly notify the campus certifying official or military benefits officer of any change of status in their program to include:
- Transferring credits to program from another institution
- Testing out of a class
- Receipt of a failing grade for an entire class
- Modifications to the original program sequence as outlined in the catalog
- Change of program
- Switching from an accelerated program track to an extended track or vice versa
- Exiting the program
Failure to communicate program changes may cause overpayment or underpayment of tuition and/or fees, which may result in debt collection practices from the VA?s Debt Management agency or BAH withholding. VA instructs institutions to cut refund checks to students who are issued overpayments for these reasons only, in accordance with Pinnacle College refund policy. All other monies will be sent back to the issuing agency.
SVA Refund Policy
Pinnacle College complies with The Department of Veteran Affairs standards, which defers to institutional refund policy (outlined in the Refund Policies section of our catalog). Military education benefits received for students who cancel their enrollment prior to matriculation will be sent directly back to the issuing agency.