Veterans Affairs

Tuition Assistance

There are number of tuition assistance programs and resources available to veterans. A few are listed below. More detailed information is available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Eligible service members should receive approval from an educational service officer or counselor within the military service prior to enrolling.

Provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or to individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program, the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs.

Your VA representative will send us your authorization and certification of entrance or re-entrance into rehabilitation and certification of status at the start of each semester. You must submit a veteran student clearance card and we will confirm your enrollment status and forward it to the VA on your behalf.

You may receive this benefit (also referred to as a “kicker”) if your branch of service awarded you the College Fund when you entered active duty. The College Fund is an add-on to Montgomery GI Bill benefits.

On October 30, 2000, the president signed into law an amendment to the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty education program that permits VA to pay a Tuition Assistance Top-up benefit. The amount of the benefit can be equal to the difference between the total cost of a college course and the amount of tuition assistance that is paid by the military for the course.

To be eligible for the Top-up benefit, the person must be approved for federal tuition assistance by a military department and be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits.

The VA work-study allowance is an education and training program that enables recipients to be paid for certain types of work related to the VA.

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