Education Benefits

IAVA'S BIG 6

IAVA’s members have identified 6 priority issues that matter most to them.

Education Benefits

IAVA is fighting to defend and expand veterans’ education benefits.

What are education benefits?

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WHAT ARE EDUCATION BENEFITS?

Over one million veterans have used the Post-9/11 GI Bill to go to school. It has helped these veterans in their transition from military service and trained America’s next greatest generation to lead in tech startups, Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofits, and at every level of government across the country. Though wildly successful, the GI Bill has been exploited by predatory, under-performing schools, who take advantage of these benefits and leave veterans stuck with unnecessary debt and a sub-par education. Additionally, it has been a consistent target for potential cuts through the years. IAVA is committed to defending the GI Bill from both these predatory institutions and any potential cuts in order to ensure military-connected students can receive the benefits and education that they deserve.

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HOW IMPORTANT ARE EDUCATION BENEFITS?

WHAT DOES IAVA NEED TO DEFEND?

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We can’t do this alone, we need your support to ensure that the veterans who gave everything for this country receive the education benefits they earned.

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How is IAVA fighting?

IAVA is working hard with leaders to ensure that the GI Bill is easy for veterans to use, that veterans are successful on campus, and that the GI Bill is protected against cuts, fraud, and waste; learn about our current leg below and take action.

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Since the Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented on Aug. 1, 2009, VA has provided educational benefits to 773,000 Veterans and their family members, amounting to more than $20 billion in benefits.

QRF IS HERE FOR YOU

Need Help Navigating Education Benefits? IAVA’s QRF is here to help.

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Quick Reaction Force

QRF provides free, confidential, 24/7 peer support, remote care management and connections to quality resources for all veterans and family members.
 
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MORE ABOUT EDUCATION BENEFITS

Since its inception, the Post-9/11 GI Bill has faced threats of funding cuts and abuse. IAVA has been and will remain at the forefront of the efforts to ensure that these attempts are not successful. We must continue to not only hold the line in defending these essential, earned benefits but also in ensuring that they stay relevant to the changing educational landscape. In 2017, IAVA worked with VSO partners to pass the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, which included numerous expansions for the GI Bill, including elimination of the 15-year time limit to use the benefit.

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