Education Resources

Education Resources

VA Education & Training Department

The VA Education & Training Department helps Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling.

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GI Bill Comparison Tool

VA’s GI Bill Comparison Tool provides veterans transitioning to civilian life with information to help them prepare, research, and plan so that they can make the best decisions on where to use their hard-earned education benefits.

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Application for VA Education Benefits

Use this form to apply for educational assistance under the following benefit programs:

• Post- 9/11 GI Bill
• Montgomery GI Bill
• Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve
• Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

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Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Once you’ve decided to utilize your Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits, use this resource to learn about the significant tax free housing benefit that you may qualify for in addition to your tuition and fees benefit.

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Code of Support Foundation

The Code of Support Foundation leverages the nation’s full spectrum of resources to ensure all members of our military, veterans and their families receive the benefits and support they need and have earned. They work to eliminate the barriers between our veterans and the millions of dollars spent on programs designed to serve them.

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Find a Veteran Service Officer

Veteran Service Officers can help you write and submit your benefits claims to the VA, and their services are free. It is important that you use a Veteran Service Officer because they will help you avoid the delays that missing paperwork or improperly filled out claims can cause.

Veteran Service Officers can help you gather the information that supports your claim and can help you track the claim through the system once it is filed. And, if necessary, they can help you file appeals for denied claims.

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GI Bill Benefits

GI Bill benefits help you pay for college, graduate school, and training programs. If you applied for and were awarded Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits, your GI Bill Statement of Benefits will show you how much of your benefits you’ve used and how much you have left to use.

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GI Bill Eligibility

Learn about GI Bill eligibility requirements and find out if you can get these benefits. VA education benefits can help you pay your tuition, pick out a school, choose a career, and more. If you’re an active-duty service member or Veteran, a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a qualified survivor or dependent, find out if you can get VA education benefits through the GI Bill and other educational assistance programs.

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Look for veteran reps at specific schools

Use this search as a starting point to find Veteran Representatives at colleges and universities across the US. Browse these search results or add a school name in the search bar to focus on one specific school.

College Veteran Representatives can help you navigate the application, enrollment and registration process to help you meet your academic and career goals. They can also put you in touch with the right resources at the college, as well as in your community.

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Vets 4 Warriors

Vets 4 Warriors provides sustained, confidential peer support to any veteran, service member, family member, or caregiver whenever they have an issue, wherever they are in the world.

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Benefits.gov

As the official benefits website of the U.S. government, Benefits.gov’s mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government.

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PVA Veterans Career Program

Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Veterans Career Program provides FREE employment support and vocational counseling assistance to ALL veterans, transitioning service members, spouses, and caregivers. PVA’s virtual engagement initiative, PVA Veterans Career Live, bridges a critical gap by reaching veterans who do not have the time, means, or ability to attend traditional employment or educational events.

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Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

For unemployed veterans, the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program is provided for by the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Veterans facing difficulty in their job search can get retraining assistance through this program, and they can receive help with education and training to get a job.

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Financial Coaching - Military OneSource

Military OneSource offers free financial counseling to service members and their families on issues such as budgeting, money management and debt reduction.

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Budgeting - Military OneSource

Military OneSource provides the resources and information to help you master the skills of budgeting and saving so that you can build financial security.

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Leidos Operation MVP

Operation MVP is Leidos’s company-wide initiative to hire and support military veterans and spouses.

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