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If you're a full-time or 3/4-time student in a college degree program or a vocational or professional program, you can "earn while you learn" with a VA work-study allowance. To receive a formal decision from VA, you must file a claim for benefits. Eligibility The VA work-study allowance is available to persons training under the following programs: The Post-9/11 GI Bill (38 U.S.C. Chapter 33) Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (38 ... more
GI Bill benefits are available for Selected Reserve servicemembers to help with education and training costs. The guide topics include the following: A Montgomery GI Bill SR Benefits Overview Step-by-Step Application Instructions Related GI Bill Programs The Montgomery GI Bill SR (Chapter 1606), is available to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserves, as well as the National Guard. Besi... more
The Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) is a VA education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation)* as declared by the President or Congress. The Department of Veterans Affairs will administer the program and pay benefits from funds contributed by Department of Defense. However, t... more
Q: Is the GI Bill considered Financial Aid? A: Not in the traditional sense. In most cases, the school's financial aid department does not consider the GI Bill financial aid. This means that you are eligible for student loans, scholarships, and Pell Grants along with the GI Bill. But it is important to note that your GI Bill income can reduce the amount of student financial aid you are eligible to receive, also if you receive a scholarship y... more
The following basic monthly rates are effective October 1, 2014. For trainees on active duty, payment is limited to reimbursement of tuition and fees for the training taken. The rates in the following two tables will apply to those completing an enlistment of three years or more. Institutional Training Training Time Monthly rate Full time $1,717... more
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.