Whittier, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), the nation's leading post-graduate college for chiropractic, acupuncture and oriental medicine, reaffirms its commitment to supporting students that are veterans in service to our country. SCU has announced its involvement in several government-sponsored programs to repay veterans for their service and sacrifice and to help ensure their opportunity to receive a valuable education in a variety of disciplines of integrated healthcare.
SCU supports student veterans through its participation in several successful programs sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs such as the G.I. Bill, Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, and the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students that are enrolled from (August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014), Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33), are eligible to receive up to $19,198.31 per academic year (the national maximum).
Through its voluntary Yellow Ribbon Program participation, SCU also provides 7 veteran students with a debt-free education each academic year. SCU also covers 100% of the excess cost of any eligible student's education not covered outright by the G.I. Bill and/or Yellow Ribbon Program.
"Legions of our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to serve our nation and upon their discharge, they must be afforded tools and resources to obtain a quality higher education," SCU President Dr. John Scaringe. "Our participation with the VA and involvement in programs such as Yellow Ribbon will continue to ensure that veteran-students will have the ability to pursue an education at SCU to become successful integrated healthcare practitioners. For any tuition charges that exceed the $19,198, SCU and the Veterans Administration will cover all costs, as a benefit to veteran-students. Providing the best educational experience is always a priority and SCU remains committed to providing the resources and support necessary to help each student navigate a successful career path. We invite interested veterans to explore the many options we offer."
For more information about the academic programs that SCU offers and the VA or Yellow Ribbon Program please call 1-877-0824.
About The Southern California University of Health Sciences
For over a century, SCU has prepared men and women for successful and significant careers in patient care. Located on a beautiful 38-acre campus in Whittier, California, about 20 miles Southeast of Los Angeles on the border of Orange County, SCU students enjoy a quiet suburban atmosphere and the advantages of being near a large city. The school offers a dual degree program in Chiropractic and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The SCU Los Angeles College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), and the SCU College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is endorsed by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Both programs are also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). SCU also offers a Diagnostic Imaging residency program, a Chiropractic Sports Medicine residency program, and is also the only school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in North America to offer an on-campus anatomy lab, radiology lab and extensive hands-on experience. The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at SCU offers two certificate programs in Massage Therapy and Ayurvedic Medicine which are also recognized by WASC.
For information on the Southern California University of Health Sciences, please visit: http://www.scuhs.edu.
SOURCE Southern California University of Health Sciences