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Supreme Court Hears GI Bill Suit Against VA

Update 4/17/2024 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiff James Rudisill in the case discussed below. Rusdill is a veteran  who sue the federal government, arguing he was eligible for up to 48 months of education benefits under both the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Rusdill signed up for each… Read more »

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Your Ultimate GI Bill Benefits Guide

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.

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Comparing GI Bill Benefits: Active Duty vs. Guard/Reserve

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.

GI Bill for Non-College Degree Programs

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 »

Can I Use GI Bill Income for a Mortgage?

Is it possible to use GI Bill income for a mortgage? The Post-9/11 GI Bill features a payment the Montgomery GI Bill does not; the monthly housing stipend paid to students using the GI Bill who are not on active duty. This housing stipend equals the Basic Allowance for Housing paid to an E5 with… Read more »

What GI Bill Do I Have?

“What GI Bill do I have?” That may not seem like a common question; most are fully informed about the nature of the current GI Bill program when informed about their benefits. 

How to Transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

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.

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Who Qualifies for the Fry Scholarship?

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 »

GI Bill for On-the-Job Training

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.

Using the GI Bill for Flight School

Don’t miss out on using your GI Bill in less traditional ways. One option is using the GI Bill to pay for flight training or flight school. Learn more.