WANNA USE YOUR GI BILL???? NEED MORE INFO????....
Understanding your GI Bill benefits can be difficult. This is the place to start!
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers several educational assistance programs as set down in law; Title 10 and Title 38 United States Code. Each program is found in a different chapter of the law and this chapter number is often used to refer to the different benefit programs. The programs also have specific names. Each program provides different benefits to different groups of individuals.
Veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and certain eligible dependents can use these programs for a wide variety of VA-approved education and training programs, which include:
trade school programs
vocational and technical programs
apprenticeship and on-the-job training (earn wages, learn a trade, and collect GI Bill)
flight training (after attaining a private pilot's license)
licensure and certification examinations
training academy programs (police, fire, corrections, etc.)
cooperative training (combination of school and work)
Each program offers a specified number of "months" of benefits. This number is typically 36 and the maximum number of benefit months that can be collected under any combination of VA education programs is 48. The 36-month figure was established based on full-time college attendance where students typically attend classes for 9 months each year (9 months x 4 years = 36 months).
A "full-time" institutional payment rate is set annually for each program and each time an eligible individual collects that amount of money he or she is said to have used "one month" of benefits. Therefore, if a student were to attend a program on a half-time basis, it would take twice as long to exhaust the benefit.
VA education benefits can only be used for one type of training at a time and only one benefit can be collected at a time.