VA Education

Since 1944, the GI Bill has eased the transition of millions of military personnel back to the private sector. 

Half of all service members eligible for education benefits regularly turn down $20,000 in benefits, this is including after they pre-paid for it with cash and sweat equity, according to VA officials.  Walking away from the benefit is a loss of a great investment.

VA officials emphasize that VA Education benefits do not have to be paid back, unlike student loans. Recent changes make it even better. The program now pays the cost of some preparatory courses for college and graduate school entrance exams. Also, eligibility has been expanded to some officer training school graduates and surviving spouses.  The education benefit provides many military men and women with education opportunities that otherwise might not be available.

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Veterans Educational Assistance Program
  •  (VEAP) Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
  • National Call to Service Program
  • Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

For more information about the program you are interested in visit the VA education resource.

VA Work/Study Program
 If you've ever had the need to visit or call one of our offices, you may have been assisted by a veteran working for us through the Veteran Affairs Education Program. Our department has been fortunate to utilize this program for years and plan to continue this great partnership!

You may be eligible for additional educational benefits under other programs.