Veteran? We Get You
Your military experience is an asset here. It will help you become a successful graduate and a future leader in commercial diving. Our veteran staff will assist your transition from active duty to civilian life as a student at DIT. Strong communication, clear expectations, and camaraderie are a way of life here. Our financial aid team handles post-9/11 GI Bill® paperwork every day. We’ll walk you through each step of the process so you don’t have to worry. Your $50 application fee will also be waived if you are active duty military or a veteran.
Active duty military and veterans attending DIT can receive up to $26,042 for tuition using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. At 100% eligibility students can receive up to $2,679 per month, which is paid directly to the student for Basic Housing Allowance. Students can receive up to $1,000 per academic year for books and supplies.
Since 1968, The Divers Institute of Technology has been a Veteran Owned and Veteran Operated School. As a military friendly and VA-approved school, where many of our staff are veterans, we understand the sacrifices you have made to better our country. Because of your selfless service, we are honored and take great pride in assisting you with your transition into the exciting world of commercial diving.
Military Friendly School Previous Years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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DIT is proud to have Seattle Vet Center Outreach Specialist, Ray Rosales, on campus twice a week.
Some of the Services offered:
- Individual and group counseling for Veterans, service members, and their families
- Family counseling for military related issues
- Bereavement (grief) counseling
- Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
- Community outreach and education
- Substance abuse assessment and referral
- Employment referral
- Referral of other VA services
Ray Rosales Bio
Ray Rosales was born in Riverside, CA and joined the Army in 1992. He spent 20 years as a Field Artilleryman and an Army Recruiter. When he retired in 2012, he was hired at the Seattle VA as a Medical Assistant working in the Radiology Dept. After a year in Radiology, he moved into the role of Medical Assistant in the Spinal Cord Injury unit, which he held for 4 years before heading south to the VA in Tacoma. In Tacoma, Ray worked on the Social Work Admin team for 4 years. He now works for the Seattle Vet Center as the Outreach Specialist. Although his focus is helping Vets, he enjoys helping anyone who comes in contact with him. Ray has spent the last 28 years helping people in and out of the military community.
His wife is also a Veteran and works for the Vet Center in Federal Way as the Office Manager. Ray’s counseling center specializes in Combat PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma located in the Georgetown area of Seattle. Ray plans on working for the VA for another 5-10 years and then enjoying the rest of his years with his wife of 25 years.