What Education Benefits Are Offered to Veterans?

Veterans have many opportunities to receive education benefits offered under the G.I. Bill. Keep reading to find out more about the types of benefits available to veterans, including college degrees, entrepreneurial programs and work-study programs.

Veteran Education Benefits

If you are a veteran, there are a variety of educational programs provided to you under the G.I. Bill, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (www.gibill.va.gov). You can earn a college degree or vocational certification. You also have the option of undergoing entrepreneurship training or a work study program. Under the G.I. Bill, you are entitled to have up to 100% of your expenses, which may include housing, tuition and book fees, paid. These benefits are available to anyone who served as active duty for at least 90 days since the bill was updated in September 10, 2001.

Important Facts About This Degree

Programs Various programs are available.
Prerequisites Student must be active duty military, a guard or reserve member, a veteran, or the child or spouse an active duty member, guard or reserve member, or veteran.
Online availability Degrees can be attained online.
Continuing education More than one degree can be attained through the G.I. bill.

College Degrees

The Veterans Benefits Administration, the section of the VA that oversees educational benefits for veterans, has complicated guidelines for a veteran seeking higher education benefits. Many of these guidelines are regulated by state governments. The G.I. Bill allows you to attend more than one college at a time but classes must count towards the degree with the degree-granting institution determining whether the classes at a second school are part of degree requirements. The G.I. Bill will also pay for more than one college degree.

Vocational Certification

Training at non-degree-granting institutions, such as vocational schools, is covered by the G.I. Bill. Education programs in areas like HVAC certification, EMT certification, truck driver training and barber or beautician training are covered by a monthly entitlement that is based on the number of clock hours you attended each week of the month.

Entrepreneurship Training

Funding is available for entrepreneurship training if you are interested in starting your own businesses. Funding is only available for programs offered by the Small Business Development Center or the Veterans Corporation. You are also able to take classes that can help you further any small business operations that you already own.

Work-Study Programs

If you are receiving VA benefits and attending school three-quarter time or more, you can participate in work study programs. You can work at a Veterans Affairs field office or medical facility and be paid the minimum wage.

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