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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

GI Bill License and Certification Program

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<!-- .style1 {font-style: italic} .style2 {font-style: italic} --> Reimbursement for licensing and certification tests that have been specifically approved for the GI Bill is provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA can pay only for the cost of the tests, not any other fees connected with obtaining a license or certification. The following is a summary of the GI Bill License and Certification Program. Overview In today's b... more

GI Bill Apprenticeship and OJT

Did you know you can use your GI Bill to receive job training in an On-the-Job or Apprenticeship training program? If you are a veteran or currently in the guard or reserve, the GI Bill offers you an alternative way to use your GI Bill benefits. The following is a summary of these GI Bill benefits. When you are trained for a new job, you can receive monthly training benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs in addition to your regula... more

Education Benefits: Monthly Housing Allowance

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Your Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. Your MHA is based on the ZIP code for your school. MHA rate increases based on BAH increases are effective August 1 (the beginning date of the academic year). MHA Rate Expectations Type of School MHA Rate Foreign School ... more

The Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill: User's Guide

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Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits are available for servicemembers to help with education and training costs, and can be gained if you are an active duty member who enrolls and pay $100 per month for 12 months. You are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once you have completed a minimum service obligation. This guide includes the following topics: A MGIB (GI Bill Chapter 30) Benefit Overview Step-by-... more

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GI Bill Benefit

The GI Bill is arguably the greatest benefit of serving in the Armed Forces. The GI Bill includes several VA administered education programs including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, The Montgomery GI Bill, REAP, and VEAP. These programs provide a benefit that can enhance your life, career, and future income potential. This section of the Military Education Center is designed to help you determine which program(s) you may qualify for and which best fits your needs.

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