Veterans in Ministry

Yellow RibbonPLTS is proud to support military veterans and active duty service members through participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Support and Advocacy

As a graduate school of California Lutheran University, a variety of supports and resources are available to veterans and active service members.  

Students, staff, and faculty who are veterans and active duty service members are encouraged to use the Community Groups process to create a group or groups for relationship-building, conversation, support, accompaniment, and advocacy, depending on the interests and needs of those involved.

PLTS maintains a listing of local networks and communities in the Bay Area that are available to provide support, education, nourishment, and community for our students, staff, and faculty.

Learn About Your Benefits

We are committed to honoring those who serve our country by making a quality education for veterans, military members, and their families a reality. You and your dependents can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree with a diverse offering of programs at one of our three campus locations. 

VA Benefits

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) and Post 9/11 GI Bill provide education benefits to eligible service members and veterans.


Tuition Assistance

This benefit may pay up to 100% of the tuition expenses of its members for college courses taken during off-duty hours.


Yellow Ribbon Program

As part of this program, PLTS will fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.


Credit for Service

The Joint Services Transcript (JST) is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations. Learn more

Contact Us

At PLTS, Dr. Christopher Evans, Dean of Student Formation, is available to assist you.  Dr. Evans can be contaced at 510-559-2737 or by email.  Dr. Evans will connect you with Jenn Zimmerman, our Veterans Coordinator, who can be contacted at 805-493-3648.