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Added Graduate Programs
1. Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) program - This program was voted on and approved for a Spring 2022 start through the School of Business and Professional Studies. Please see the Program Listing for detailed information.
2. The Master of Arts in Research - This program was voted on and approved to begin in the 21-22 Academic Calendar year. Please note that this program is solely designed for students who:
a. Do not meet the competencies for the Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies at the oral defense stage, or
b. Have successfully completed 30 credit hours of the PhD and cannot continue. In this case, a portfolio of the
student’s work will be submitted to the College of Intercultural Studies faculty.
3. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program - This program was voted on and approved for a Spring 2022 start through the College of Arts and Sciences. Please see the Program Listing for detailed information.
**** Veteran’s Benefits Additional Policy Information for Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 benefit holders. ****
CIU holds to the following policies with regards to the use of Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits:
- CIU will permit any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to the educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 21-1905 form for Chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
- The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
- 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
- CIU will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that the covered individual borrow additional funds, on a covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations due to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.
- Students are required to submit a written request annually to use such entitlement in the form of a Certification Request Form which can be downloaded from https://www.ciu.edu/veterans-benefits and/or emailed out by the School Certifying Official (SCO).
- Once all VA payment(s) have been received for a given semester, the student will be responsible to pay any remaining balance on their account and can be penalized for non-payment of any amount that is the difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement.