Update: As of December 31, 2022 CGI is no longer able to accept or authorize to certify VA Benefits. This change is because of a new law implemented on August 1, 2021 that requires schools to be participate in Title IV. CGI is not eligible to accept Title IV funding at this time.

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies Certificate Programs Now VA Education Benefits Eligible

The nonprofit, private, post-secondary institution’s graduate certificate programs integrated behavioral health and trauma informed care are now approved to accept VA Education Benefits for eligible veterans and beneficiaries.

June 18, 2021

Six doctoral-level certificate programs offered by Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) are now approved for VA Education Benefits. VA Education Benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with educational needs and tuition support. The approval process for VA Education Benefits, including the GI Bill® program, begins with the State Approving Agency (SAA) of jurisdiction. For Cummings Graduate Institute, the SAA for the State of Arizona approved the following non-degree certificate programs enabling eligibility for payment of VA education benefits.

Responding to the need for healthcare providers to earn skills and knowledge to improve patient outcomes and address growing gaps in healthcare delivery, Cummings Graduate Institute launched graduate-level certificate programs in February 2021, expanding the university’s learning framework and creating opportunities for students to strengthen their career value. Founded in 2015, CGI is a nonprofit, DEAC accredited university offering online, post-graduate education and training in the field of integrated behavioral healthcare. Cummings Graduate Institute is focused on meeting the healthcare industry’s need for a highly-skilled workforce to support an integrated approach to addressing patients’ needs. 

Current and future students of Cummings Graduate Institute can explore CGI’s VA Education Benefits page for more information on how to apply. To learn more about the CGI’s education and training offerings, visit: https://cgi.edu/.



Effective January 17, 2024, the Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (IBH) and Trauma Informed Care (TIC) certificate programs are offered as stackable credentials exclusively to students currently enrolled in the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies.