The many educational benefits available to veterans
In addition to the many other benefits that veterans are entitled to, they also have access to a wide variety of educational benefits. These benefits can help veterans get the education and training they need to start new careers or continue their current ones.
In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common educational benefits available to veterans. We will also provide links to resources where you can learn more about each benefit.
Veteran’s educational benefits
The GI Bill® is the most well-known educational benefit available to veterans. It provides assistance for tuition, fees, housing, and other education-related expenses. The Post-911 GI Bill® offers even more benefits, including up to 36 months of full-time education benefits.
Veterans who are not eligible for the GI Bill® may be able to receive funding through the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program.
This program helps veterans with service-connected disabilities get training or education that will help them find employment.
In addition to the GI Bill®, the VA also offers the Montgomery GI Bill®, the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), and several other education benefits programs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of educational benefits to eligible veterans and their families. These benefits include:
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment – This benefit helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.
- Tuition Assistance Top-Up – This benefit pays the difference between the amount of tuition and fees charged by a school and the amount covered by the GI Bill®.
- Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty – This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans who are enrolled in or have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program, vocational training, or other approved educational program.
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) – This program provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in support of a contingency operation for 90 days or more.
Eligibility for these benefits is determined by the VA. To learn more about these and other benefits available to American veterans, visit va.gov/education or call the VA’s Education Call Center at 800-442-45
You can also contact our admissions counselors to learn more about how Northwest can help you reach your educational goals.
How do I apply for VA-approved funding?
- Online – You can apply for your chosen VA benefits program online through the VA Website. This streamlined process will only take around 30 minutes to complete.
- In-Person – You can apply in person through your local VA Office. The Regional VA Office for Nevada is located in Reno at 5460 Reno Corporate Drive, Reno, NV 89511.
- By Mail – If you prefer to apply by mail, Call 1-888-GI Bill®-1 (888-442-4551) to have an application pack mailed to you.
- At Northwest – Northwest is committed to providing every assistance it can to our country’s servicemembers. Call us on (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our enrollment experts and we will provide you with all the information you’ll need to start your application.
Dr. Thomas Kenny,
Chief Compliance Officer
Disclaimer: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.