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Veteran Services: Education Questions

Education

You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.

Questions & Answers

I am an unemployed Army veteran and heard there may be a program to assist me in education. Do you have any information?

I am a retired Army reservist who transferred my GI Bill benefits to my daughter. I did two years of active-duty time after 9/11, plus a tour in Iraq. I also served on active duty during Vietnam, and after getting out in 1972, I used the GI Bill available at the time. VA told me that I can use only one GI Bill in a lifetime and that I’m entitled to only three months under the new one, completing a maximum entitlement of 48 months. Is VA correct, or is this a decision I can appeal?

I am in college and am wondering why my check was short between summer and fall term.

I transferred my Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to my son and daughter. She has been attending college and has two more months of entitlement. My son, however, does not want to attend college. Can I transfer the benefits I gave him to my daughter?

Will I be able to receive federal financial aid when I enroll in college?

I am in school, and have been for a year now. I’m wondering if I could get my GI Bill extended if I am actively enrolled. I currently receive the Montgomery GI Bill, Chapter 30. I have asked, and get conflicting responses.

When I enlisted in the military, I was promised the Army College Fund. With the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, will I still receive that extra benefit?

Under the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, what are the changes concerning tuition and fees paid to private schools?

I want to attend a non-degree-granting college. Can I use my GI Bill benefits to cover it?

Will online students using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits be receiving BAH benefits anytime soon?

I currently attend a state university. I have been receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits, and was wondering if they are taxable.

I am a U.S. Army veteran residing in the state of Texas. I have heard about the Hazlewood Act and was wondering if you have any details about the program.

I have a disability and was wondering if my 18-year-old daughter is eligible to receive education benefits.

I am currently on active duty and will be retiring in December. I have a son who is 16 and a daughter who is 14. How do I transfer my benefits to them? And since I am not sure what institution(s) they will attend, is it possible to transfer my benefits af

I am a Navy veteran and was discharged in November 1989. I reside in the state of Montana, and am wondering what educational benefits I may be entitled to receive when I enroll in college?

I heard about the Fry Scholarship for children whose parents died on active duty after 9/11. What are the criteria?

I attended Boston University during the fall term and never received my Chapter 33 Veterans educational payment, so I decided to take the advance payment of $3,000 offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist with my college expenses. Can you t

I have heard about the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholarship. Who is eligible to apply?

After 20 years with the US Marine Corps, I am going to be discharged in a few months. How do I transfer my benefits to my spouse or children?

After 20 years of service in the Army, I'm retiring. How do I transfer my GI Bill education benefits to my spouse or children?

If I have already used part or all of my education benefits, am I still eligible to switch to the Post-9/11 GI Bill?

As discharge nears, what are the proper steps to enroll in college?

What determines how much I will receive in Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits?

I am a 100-percent unemployable veteran who has retired from the Navy. I served on active duty from July 1981 until August 2005, which makes me fully eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. VA turned me down for vocational rehabilitation prior to my rating be

I am a 53-year old construction worker, who has been laid off from work. I want to go back to school. Where do I start?

Is it possible to receive financial aid while I am using my GI Bill benefits?

I enlisted in 2005 for the Montgomery GI Bill and the Army College Fund. If I elect to switch my benefits to the Post 9/11 GI Bill, do I lose Army College Fund benefits?

How do I transfer my educational benefits to my spouse or children?

I was discharged from the Marines on Jan. 24, 1999. What can I do to extend the 10-year limit on my Montgomery GI Bill benefit?

Will latent PTSD qualify me for the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program?

How do I use VA education benefits while I am training to become a police officer or another profession with on-the-job training?

How am I affected by the GI Bill if I plan to attend an institution that is not a state university or state college?

I just left service. How should I prepare to use my GI Bill benefits?

What is contained in the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act?