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Veterans Resource Center

Concordia University Irvine

The SSG Matthew Thompson Veterans Resource Center

Concordia University Irvine appreciates your dedicated service to our country. We are a Military Friendly® School committed to providing a quality education for military members, veterans, and their families. Use your GI Bill® military education benefits to graduate with a degree from our top-rated university developing wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens.

Our dedicated staff is here to help Veterans, their spouses, and their dependents navigate their benefits for undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. We also understand the challenges facing students who are working professionals. Concordia University Irvine’s programs are designed to offer flexibility. Whether earning your degree fully online or choosing blended instruction - combining traditional classroom instruction with online learning - the faculty and staff at Concordia will support you from day one to graduation.

Concordia University Irvine is a Yellow Ribbon University and an approved VA Work Study location, so you can plan your education with the confidence that you’ll receive the benefits and accommodations you need to complete your education.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Yellow Ribbon Program
Military Friendly School 2018-2019
Student Veterans of America
WASC | Senior College and University Commission

Understanding Your Benefits

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VA & Military Benefits

Concordia University Irvine offers a 10% tuition discount for all military members, veterans, and their spouses in our online bachelor and graduate programs. Learn about the many opportunities to use your GI Bill® and benefits here at Concordia University Irvine.
Students receiving Concordia Faculty/Staff Waiver, Graduate Assistants, and Scholarship Athletes cannot combine with tuition discounts.

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VA Work Study

Concordia University Irvine is an approved VA Work Study location. Students utilizing the GI Bill® and are at least ¾ time are allowed to apply and work in the VRC serving the needs of the veteran community. The VA pays you directly, tax free, at the highest rate of the CA or Federal minimum wage.

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Veterans Club

The goal of Concordia University Irvine Veterans Club is to promote a sense of community between traditional students, veterans and their families. In order to accomplish this, the Veterans Club will provide a place where members can socialize, network and assist each other as they work to achieve their educational and career goals.

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Find your Program

Explore our majors, minors, masters', doctoral, certificate, and online degrees and programs here.

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Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Veterans Resource Center Director

Phone: 949-214-3129
Email: [email protected]

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