Understanding On-The-Job (OJT) Training and Apprenticeship Approval
See our informational guide written for employers and sponsors who are offering, or wish to offer, OJT or Apprenticeship training to Veterans and beneficiaries.
Read the revised Choosing A School Guide with valuable information to help you make the best decision on where to use your GI BIll benefits.
GI Bill Comparison Tool
The GI Bill comparison tool provides key information about college affordability and value so beneficiaries can choose the best education program for their needs.
Compare VA-approved institutions and review other information to choose the educational program that works best for you.
You served with honor and you’re ready to further your education and skills. If you qualify, apply for VA education and training benefits online, in person, or request an application over the phone.
You can contact us via secure email or by calling domestic and international phone lines.
You can also search for answers to frequently asked questions and register to be notified of any updates to the information. This contact method is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can also be utilized worldwide.
May 12, 2016 2:45 PM
March 15 to May 15, 2016 is the open season for the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2016-17 academic year. Schools may apply for initial participation, modify existing open-ended agreements, take no action and continue to honor the terms of existing open-ended agreements, or withdraw from the Yellow Ribbon Program. Please see the Yellow Ribbon Program home page for more information.
March 17, 2016 11:00 AM
The updated transcript of the February 17, 2016 Education Service Webinar is now available including answers to unanswered questions asked during the Webinar.
March 15, 2016 7:55 AM
From March 15 to May 15, 2016 we are accepting new Yellow Ribbon Program agreements, modifications to existing open-ended agreements, or withdrawal from participation. See our Yellow Ribbon Program schools web page for instructions and forms.
March 14, 2016 2:00 PM
The tuition and fee, Monthly Housing Allowance, and distance learning rates under the Post-9/11 GI Bill for academic year 2016-2017 are now available on our Rate Tables Page.
March 4, 2016 3:30 PM
Outcome measures school data can now be accessed directly from the GI Bill Comparison Tool. Search by school to see their reported data or you can click on the “Download Data on All Schools” link while accessing the Comparison Tool. The About this Tool page provides comprehensive “What You Should Know” information about this data to help you choose an education program and school that is right for you. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Education, and Department of Defense developed and published these outcome measures which are designed to provide Veteran-specific information on approved programs of education.
February 18, 2016 2:00 PM
The transcript of the February 17, 2016 Education Service Webinar is now available. We will be answering some of the unanswered questions and including them in an updated version of the presentation.
February 3, 2016 10:00 AM
The Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application process for the Tillman Military Scholarship. As a supplement to the Post 9-11 GI Bill, the scholarship covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living stipend, for eligible service members, veterans or military spouses who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees as full-time students at a public or private, US-based accredited institution. The application for the 2016-2017 academic year will remain open until Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11:59:59 EST at http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/.
January 13, 2016 12:55PM
The transcript of the December 14, 2015 IHLs with Contracted Flight Programs Webinar is now available.
December 9, 2015 11:10AM
All states and territories are now compliant with the GI Bill Resident Rate Requirements, Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. Check out our website to see if you qualify as a covered individual and to learn how to take steps if you believe your school has incorrectly charged you. You can call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or go to the GI Bill Comparison Tool and research your school to learn more about this program and to see if your school is eligible.
October 29, 2015 5:00PM
The new version includes information about the different types of degrees/programs that you can use with the GI Bill, the importance of school accreditation, and much more valuable information to help you make the right decisions on where to use your hard earned benefits!
October 28, 2015 9:05 AM
The updated transcript of the September 16, 2015 Education Service Webinar is now available including answers to unanswered questions asked during the Webinar.
New Policy for Mitigating Circumstances Begins November 15, 2015
October 22, 2015 11:00AM
Beginning November 15, 2015, VA will require students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to provide mitigating circumstances when they withdraw from or drop a course after the drop/add period and receive a non-punitive grade.
Acceptable mitigating circumstances must be provided in order to pay benefits for the period of attendance prior to the drop date. If they are not provided and accepted, any benefits paid from the beginning date of the term will be considered an overpayment, and a debt may be established.
If you've dropped classes after the drop/add period or had to stop attending and received a grade that isn't factored into your Grade Point Average, chances are the term "mitigating circumstances" was mentioned in a letter we sent you. So what are "mitigating circumstances" and why should you care?
To learn more, read our Mitigating Circumstances FAQs
Statement about University of Phoenix Probation Status with DoD
October 9, 2015 4:30PM
The recent actions taken by the Department of Defense (DoD) do not have an immediate effect on GI Bill beneficiaries attending University of Phoenix (UoP) schools. GI Bill payments for those enrolled in an approved UoP program are not impacted. VA is working with our DoD and State Approving Agency partners to further evaluate any potential impact to UoP's GI Bill approval and their status as a Principles of Excellence participant. We encourage everyone to use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to compare eligible colleges and universities based on affordability and value.
Veteran Outcome Measures
September 29, 2015 3:15PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Education (ED), and Department of Defense (DoD) have developed and published outcome measures that are designed to provide Veteran-specific information on approved programs of education.
See our Outcome Measures website for more information.
The maximum tuition and fee amounts for the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve, REAP, and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program are now available on the Rate Tables Page.
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