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Your strength matters in the military.

Your degree matters in the workforce.

The right experience and the right degree. You need both to secure better employment potentially making more money1 in today’s competitive workforce. Start making your dreams of a better career and a better life for you and your loved ones a reality at California College San Diego.



Scouting your future career? The right degree could make all the difference.

As an active-duty servicemember, reservist, or member of the National Guard, you need a college program that allows you the freedom to pursue your degree—without hindering your military service. With the right degree from California College San Diego, you could advance your military or post-military career, all while serving your country.
Make full use of your military education benefits and start earning a degree designed for employment at CCSD.
California College San Diego offers tuition assistance, scholarships, and grants to active duty servicemembers, reservists, and members of the National Guard who qualify. Our specialized military financial planners can help you take advantage of all the benefits you’ve earned through your service. They will work with you one-on-one to create a personalized financial aid plan.
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The deployment is over. We prepare you for career education.

The civilian job market is a battlefront all its own, and the rules of engagement are different from what you may be used to. To achieve your career goals, you need the right experience, the right knowledge, and the right degree.
At California College San Diego, we understand the challenges you face. We’re here to help you achieve your educational goals.
If you’re eligible for VEAP benefits, our friendly military financial planners can help you get every dollar you qualify for, including tuition assistance, grants, and scholarships for veterans. They’ll also work with you individually to create your own personalized financial aid plan.
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For your family. For your future.

As a military spouse, you’ve sacrificed everything to serve your family and your country. And you deserve to be rewarded for your service with the opportunity to achieve your dreams of a higher education and a brighter future.
At California College San Diego, you can make full use of your military spouse benefits and start earning your degree.
You don’t have to figure out financial aid on your own at CCSD. From tuition assistance to scholarships and grants for military spouses, our helpful military financial planners can help you get every dollar toward your education that you qualify for. They will work with you to create a personalized financial aid plan.
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“We’ve geared all of our degree programs to be not only career-specific, but to be focused on that adult learner who’s coming back to school and needs additional support, needs focused curriculum, needs career-specific curriculum, rather than a lot of electives that may not really add any value to their future career.”

– Eric Juhlin
President – Center for Excellence in Higher Education

How to Apply

Our application for military enrollment isn’t complicated. Our specialized military admissions consultants stand ready to help.

Military Application

To get started, all you have to do is contact one of our specialized military admissions consultants. Your admissions consultant will show you how you can maximize the benefits you’ve earned through your service at California College San Diego. Your admissions consultant will then lead you step by step through the entire enrollment process.

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Unsure how to obtain your college, military, or high school transcripts? No problem. We’ll take care of it for you. We’ll even pay for any fees associated with requesting your transcripts. Once we receive your transcripts, we’ll go over them thoroughly to make sure you’re able to transfer all your qualifying credits toward your program at our college.

Financial Planner

Next, you’ll be introduced to a knowledgeable military financial planner, whose goal is to simplify the financial aid process for you. Your financial planner will create an affordable financial plan for the program you choose, explaining all of the details you need to know. Your financial planner will help you every step of the way, keeping track of your important forms and applications.

Director of Admissions

Once you have interviewed with and received approval from the Director of Admissions, your Financial Planner and Admissions Consultant will continue to be your support system not only up until your first day of class, but beyond. We make it easy to start college!

As a veteran, active duty servicemember, or military spouse, you understand that your educational benefits didn’t come for free. You’ve earned them through your service and many sacrifices. So why not use them to their full advantage?

At California College San Diego, our military financial planners will work with you individually to create a personalized financial aid plan that includes all the financial aid benefits you may qualify for. Below is a list of just some of the benefits you could use to help pay for college.

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You need the right knowledge, the right experience, and the right skills to get ahead in today’s job market. At California College San Diego, we make it more convenient to apply all the experience and knowledge you’ve already gained elsewhere toward an degree at our college.

With transferred credits and qualifying military experience that counts toward college credit, you could save up to 75% the time and cost of your associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

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Your military experience could help pay for some or all of your degree.
If you’ve gained experience while serving in the military, you or your dependents could be eligible for a scholarship.2 Use scholarship awards in combination with tuition assistance and other educational assistance benefits, to help you save significantly on your college degree.

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What’s the cost to transfer credits?
California College San Diego does not charge to transfer credits. We can help you request your transcripts, if applicable, from previous colleges or military institutions.

What are Military Advisors?
California College San Diego’s Military Admissions Consultants are specially trained and uniquely qualified to understand your needs as a military student. Our team includes advisors with a thorough understanding of military, spouse and dependent military financial aid.

What if I’m deployed?
CCSD coursework can deploy with you, in most cases. However, if you do have special circumstances, accommodations can be made. Contact Student Services to make your request.

What if I serve in the Reserves or the Guard?
Yes, you too could qualify for military tuition discounts! Get more information now by speaking with one of our Military Admissions Consultants.

What if I am employed by the DoD or the VA?
You can take advantage of our military tuition discounts, too! Call us now to find out more information.

Why Choose California College San Diego?

At California College San Diego, our flexible degree programs will help you prepare for employment in some of today’s most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don’t want or need. You can finish your degree in as few as 20 months!3 Contact an admissions representative today for more information.

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California College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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  1. The amount of increased earnings varies by field and degree. Source: U.S. Census Bureau https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2016/comm/cb16-203_earnings_education.html.
  2. Grant and scholarship awards are available only to those who qualify, and they are limited in number. For details, visit www.scholarshipccsd.com.
  3. General timeframe for completion of an Associate’s degree.

California College San Diego admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.