Welcome to our SCNM Veterans

To our SCNM Veterans: we are proud to have you here, and we thank you for your service!

SCNM is committed to providing the support needed to help our servicemen and women adjust to graduate school life. The mission of the Veterans Support Services Group (VSSG) is to facilitate a smooth transition from military life to our professional degree program by providing veterans a strong support system and centralized "vet-friendly" services.

The Veteran Support Services Group provides the direct support necessary for academic, personal and/or vocational success. Through coordination of college, local, state, and federal programs and series, the VSSG aims at providing comprehensive services information in one convenient place intended to assist veterans and their dependents achieve their educational goals.

In addition to the VSSG, the Veterans Support Services Team is composed of SCNM faculty, staff, Student Veterans of America (SVA) group, and student services who want to ensure the needs of veteran students are met.

Contact and Resource

SCNM VA Certifying Officials:

Pauline Caporaletti, Associate Registrar: 480-222-9217, or p.caporaletti@scnm.edu

Brian McCarthy, Registrar: 480-222-9211, or b.mccarthy1@scnm.edu

SCNM's Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program has been approved for VA educational benefits.



Obtain your GI Bill® Statement of Benefits: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/

Arizona’s Military/Veteran Resource Network: https://www.resourcecommand.org/ (This is an excellent link to many resources for military members and their families; contains links to other service organizations.)


Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8555; press 1, or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net


VA Welcome Kit Download: https://www.va.gov/va_welcomekit_color.pdf


GI Bill ® Hotline: 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551); open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.


US Army Survivor Outreach Services: 602-267-2173

Purpose: to find answers for families of fallen military. While this organization is contracted through the Army, they can also be of assistance to other military branches.


Department of Defense Education Services Office: 602-267-2445

Purpose: Assistance with GI Bill ® applications/transfers, general education counseling, and Federal Tuition Assistance


Department of Defense Go Army Ed: 602-267-2115


VA Regional Loan Center: 877-827-3702, or http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans

Purpose: Assistance with home loans, refinancing, financial counseling, etc. (even if you do not have a VA loan). If you are more than two payments past due on a VA home loan, a loan technician has already been assigned to assist you.


VA Homeless Assistance: 877-424-3838 or http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp


Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): 800-569-4287 or http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm


Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs): www.benefits.va.gov/tap/alp.asp

Purpose: To assist veterans with expanding their professional skills in the high-demand IT field at no cost and without using GI Bill ® benefits. ALPs take no more than six months to complete and include job placement services.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).