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Guard and Reserve Get New GI Bill

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Many Guard and Reserve servicemembers and veterans activated after Sept. 11, 2001 are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. If you are a Guard or Reserve member or veteran who served at least 90 consecutive days on active duty in the Armed Forces since Sept. 11, 2001, you're eligible. The new bill goes well beyond helping to pay for tuition; many veterans who served after Sept. 11, 2001, will get full tuition and fees paid directly to their sch... more

Post-9/11 GI Bill Rates

Tuition Assistance

One of the features of the Post-9/11 GI Bill is that the VA will pay your tuition and fees directly to the school. Besides paying your college costs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay you a Monthly Housing Allowance which is based on the military Basic Allowance for Housing, and up to $1,000 a year for books and supplies. The actual amount you receive is determined by your length of active duty service after September 10, 2001. See our Post-9... more

GI Bill Then and Now

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GI Bill Pays for Testing Programs

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Most veterans are not aware that the GI Bill can be used to pay for college entrance exam preparation courses. Entrance exams, like the SAT, ACT and GRE are often required or used to gain admission to an institution of higher learning or graduate school. You can also take tests like the CLEP, AP, or DSST to get college credit for prior knowledge or experience. Who Is Eligible? Any veteran, service member, or military dependent who is elig... more

Dealing with GI Bill Overpayments


Over the years many veterans have found themselves in a situation in which they owe the VA for an “overpayment” of GI Bill benefits. The number veterans experiencing indebtedness to the VA has increased since the Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect. There are several situations in which a veteran may find themselves owing the VA for GI Bill overpayments, but the most common cause of indebtedness is veterans changing their enrollment, especially... more

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