The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a variety of military education benefits to qualifying veterans and family members. But not all of the education benefits you can use with or in place of the GI Bill come from the VA or the federal government. While the VA does not endorse third-party services, it does maintain… Read more »
The United States Army has an ROTC program called the Green to Gold Active Duty Option, also known as G2GADO. Under this program, ROTC members could have their ROTC time in college counted as time in service, just as if the soldiers were deployed or at a permanent duty station. Time in service is an… Read more »
The GI Bill is a military education benefits program operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It can be used by qualifying military members and may be transferred to spouses and college-age children of the service member. Learn more.
Which GI Bill is better? Do members of the Guard and Reserve get different options than those on active duty? Are the requirements identical or different? We examine the similarities and differences between GI Bill programs below.
The GI Bill is typically used to pay for higher education at a public university, private school, or other institutions approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It can also be used to pay for non-college degree programs that train students in professional skills such as truck driving, cosmetology, HVAC repair, and other approved options…. Read more »
It is not possible to simply choose to transfer your GI Bill benefit to a spouse or dependent; you must meet certain requirements and agree to a new military service commitment for your request to be approved. You must be on active duty to request a GI Bill transfer.
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship is a program offering military education benefits to the surviving children and spouses of military members who died on duty or as a result of military service. VA.gov advises, “If your parent or spouse died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, while… Read more »
The GI Bill military benefit isn’t just for a 4-year degree. There are options for those seeking on-the-job training instead of an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. Learn more.