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Using Your GI Bill for Apprenticeship and OJT Training

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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. VA will pay you GI Bill benefits on a sliding scale depending on how long you are in training. You will also receive a salary from your employer. ... more

GI Bill - Not Just for College

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Veterans can qualify for GI Bill benefits, even if they are not going to college, and many of them are unaware of that fact. Many veterans are not aware they they can use their GI Bill benefits for on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs with most businesses. These programs are excellent ways to enable a veteran to acquire a skill under the supervision of an experienced worker in a practical 'hands-on' way. There are a wide variety o... more

What Happens If You Drop A Class Using The GI Bill

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To understand what happens if you drop a class look at it this way: Uncle Sam is paying you money to go to school and take classes, if you don't show up for classes he's going to come to you looking for that money. If you remember anything from your military service, you remember that the government will get any money owed to them, and they will get it pretty fast. So, with this in mind how can you drop that class you are failing and not end ... more

Post-9/11 GI Bill Overview

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for servicemembers who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. The Post-9/11 GI Bill can pay your full tuition & fees at school, provide you with a monthly housing allowance while you are going to school, and give you up to $1,000 a year to use for books and supplies. If you live in the middle of nowhere the Post-9/11 GI Bill will even provide you with a one-time ... more

20 Top FAQs for the Post-9/11 GI Bill

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The Top 20 Post-9/11 GI Bill Frequently Asked Questions When does the Post 9/11 GI Bill go into effect and how do I apply? Is this new benefit retroactive to Sept. 11, 2001? Am I eligible? Does the length of time served after 9/11 effect my level of benefits? What are the major benefits of the this new program? Are there additional benefits? Is there a limit to the benefits if I go to school half-time? ... more

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