Veteran Resources

Sonoran Desert Institute

At Sonoran Desert Institute, we love our Veterans!


Military and previous service members make up a large part of our student body at SDI, and we’re proud of that. After all, individuals with military experience make for exemplary students! Our staff members take great pride in helping veterans choose the program that is right for them. We’re here to help walk you through your VA Benefits application process and SDI enrollment process.

At SDI, we offer convenient programs, affordable payment plans, and that we comply with all requirements of the VA and DoD. Classes start year-round and courses are taught online by qualified faculty. Plus, our VA Certifying Officials are here to answer questions about your benefits enrollment process. Let us serve you by offering a quality education with a clear and expedited enrollment process.

The following programs are approved for use with the Post 9-11 and Montgomery GI BillĀ®;
  • Associate of Science in Firearms Technology
  • Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate

GI BillĀ® 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 Web site at”

Ready to enroll? You can start your application process HERE and we’ll get you started as soon as possible!

Veterans Helpful Links

Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Hotline:

CONTACT HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255
TEXT “HELP” to 838255 on your cell

Veterans’ Online Application (VonApp)

VA benefit rate tables:

VA Regional Offices:

SDI’s regional office is in Muskogee, 888-442-4551 and will process all VA applications that show SDI as that school of choice.

VA E-Benefits site:

VA WAVE (web automated verification of enrollment site):
This can also be done over the phone at 877-823-2378

Joint Services Transcript Website:

Community College of the Air Force Transcript Request :