Extra Tuition Assistance for Veterans Ridgecrest CA

Beyond GI Bill assistance, there are additional benefits available for veterans of active military service. You may or may not be able to combine these with your other VA benefits, but they’re worth a gander if there’s a chance that they can help reduce the overall cost of your education.

Bank of America - Ridgecrest Branch
(800) 432-1000
101 West Ridgecrest Boulevard
Ridgecrest, CA
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $25.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Union Bank
(760) 375-4425
144 North China Lake Boulevard
Ridgecrest, CA
 
Navy Federal Credit Union
(888) 842-6328
234 Balsam St
Ridgecrest, CA

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Wells Fargo - Bellflower Branch
(866) 245-3452
17037 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, CA
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $30.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.50 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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BBVA Compass Bank - Carlsbad Branch
(800) COM-PASS
3231 Camino De Los Coches #110
Carlsbad, CA
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $20.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM Fee Rebate Noe: BBVA Compass Bank rebates ATM Surcharge Fees. Contact the institution for details.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Union Bank of California - Ridgecrest Branch
(888) 818-6060
144 North China Lake Boulevard
Ridgecrest, CA
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $17.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM. (Fee does not apply to all accounts.)
ATM Fee Rebate Noe: Some accounts provide rebates of ATM Surcharge Fees. Contact Union Bank of California for details.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Bank of America - Ridgecrest
(760) 371-1721
101 W Ridgecrest Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Multi-Check Deposit, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

BBVA Compass Bank - Ontario Superior Branch
(800) COM-PASS
815 W Holt Blvd
Ontario, CA
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $20.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM Fee Rebate Noe: BBVA Compass Bank rebates ATM Surcharge Fees. Contact the institution for details.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Citibank - Encino Branch
(800) 374-9700
16601 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $30.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM. This fee is waived when you meet the account's minimum balance requirements.
Surcharge fee: Surcharge-free ATM access is available at all MoneyPass Network ATM locations.
ATM Fee Rebate Noe: Some accounts provide rebates of ATM Surcharge Fees. Contact Citibank for details.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Bank of America - Whittwood Center Branch
(800) 432-1000
15742 E. Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $25.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Extra Tuition Assistance for Veterans

Extra Tuition Assistance for Veterans

Beyond GI Bill assistance, there are additional benefits available for veterans of active military service. You may or may not be able to combine these with your other VA benefits, but they’re worth a gander if there’s a chance that they can help reduce the overall cost of your education.

Requirements and eligibility for these programs vary, so be sure to check with the Veterans’ Administration at www.gibill.va.gov for additional information.

Accelerated payment for MGIB-AD
If you’re pursuing studies in a technical field, you may be able to receive a large portion of your overall benefit up front, in the form of a lump-sum payment. This benefit aims to help you pay for a high-tech education, which is often more costly than a non-technical program.

If you’re eligible, you will receive 60 percent of your tuition and fees up front. Accelerated payments are made for one term, quarter, or semester at a time. In the event that your benefit isn’t enough to cover 60 percent, then you’ll be paid a lump sum, based on your remaining benefits. 

Eligibility requirements
To be considered for this program, you have to be enrolled in a VA-approved high tech program and you must certify that you intend to seek employment in a high-tech industry (as defined by the VA). You also need to be eligible for Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty education benefits; however, the accelerated payments will replace the GI Bill payments that you...

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