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Get Started Using the GI Bill

In this video,’s benefits expert Terry Howell guides you through GI Bill application process. These crucial first steps allow the VA determine your exact eligibility and set you on your way to accessing your Post-9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill benefits. brightcove.createExperiences(); Related Videos: The New GI Bill – Who Gets What? GI Bill Transferability The Do's and Don'ts of ... more

Post-9/11 GI Bill Tuition and Fee Rate

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill can pay your full resident tuition at a public school. If you are attending a private or foreign school it will pay up to $21,970.46 per academic year. Private schools can choose to participate in the "Yellow-Ribbon" program which can waive a portion of the difference in the tuition you are charged and the amount covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Be sure to ask your school if they are planning to participate in the prog... more

Everything You Should Know About the GI Bill

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The GI Bill was created in response to an outcry of the treatment of World War I veterans, who often returned to the U.S. with little more than enough money to get home. Originally called the "The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944", this bill started out as much more than tuition assistance.The benefits also included help in obtaining mortgages, business loans, and unemployment benefits. The GI Bill was also a driver in sending middle clas... 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

Unique Montgomery GI Bill Features

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The GI Bill has greatly improved over the last few years. While has highlighted these improvements to the Montgomery GI Bill in the following links, check out the latest updates to the more recent Post-9/11 GI Bill here: Buy-Up Expanded Vietnam-era Veteran Benefits Buy-Up The Buy-Up feature can allow active duty servicemembers to Get up to an extra $150 per month increase above the standard MGIB "pay rate." This co... more

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