Military Education Benefits

About VA Education Benefits at CGI

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 participate in Title IV. CGI is not eligible to accept Title IV funding at this time.

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) is committed to helping veteran, active-duty, guard and reserve personnel achieve their education goals. We proudly offer a tuition discount to academic program students who are active duty military, veterans, or spouses of active duty military or veterans. The Military Discount at CGI is a waived application fee and a 10% in tuition reduction each term enrolled at CGI. Students who are active duty military, veterans or the spouse of active duty military or veteran should inform the Admission Team during the Admission Application and interview process.

Our goal is to make education as affordable possible for all of our students. For more information on tuition including the military discount and application fee waiver, visit:

Financial Assistance Options at CGI

Cummings Graduate Institute works hard to make tuition affordable and accessible for our students. Financial assistance options including payment plans and institutional scholarships are available. Learn more about payment options.

Please contact the Finance Department at 480-285-1761 x2 or at for more information on CGI payment plans and financial assistance options.


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The totally online DBH program offered by Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies is focused on the professional I have grown into: a synergistic disrupter for the healthcare industry, who is passionate about Wholistic Healthcare (e.g., health, behavioral health, and Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health), rendered skillfully through interprofessional teams. The program pillars of medical literacy, integrated behavioral health interventions, and entrepreneurship resonate loudly with me. The healthcare industry will continue to change, with doctoral level professionals needed to play a major role in any successful transformation. My goal is to further advance my knowledge-base, professional standing, and industry commitment to be part of these transformational efforts. In this way I can heed the Quadruple Aim: assuring quality-driven patient-centric care is rendered at the right time, through the right population-based treatment processes, at the right cost, and by empowered professionals embracing the work and committed to their charge.

Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP DBH Candidate, Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies March 11, 2020