Military Veterans and their Dependents
Educational benefits and scholarships are available to those who
serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. In some programs, enlistees receive
an education first, and serve an equivalent amount of military time
after graduation. Other programs allow you to accumulate money for
an education while completing an initial enlistment period. Some
scholarships pay full tuition and all instructional fees, and may
include a living allowance. Loan repayment is also available to
Army service personnel. For more information, contact your local
Armed Forces recruiting office.
For more information on applying for student loans, check out
the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website.
State Educational Benefits
Federal Educational Benefits
|Montgomery GI Bill
The Montgomery GI Bill provides educational benefits to Veterans
and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty.
|Montgomery GI Bill Selected
The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve program provides
education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected
Reserve, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast
Guard Reserve, Army National Guard or Air National Guard.
Assistance Program (VEAP)
VEAP is the post-Vietnam era Veterans Educational Assistance
Program for those who entered active duty for the first time
between Jan. 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985, and contributed to the
VEAP fund while on active duty or had contributions made for them
by the military.
|Veteran Readiness and Employment
Service-disabled veterans may be eligible for Veteran Readiness
and Employment services (formerly known as Vocational
Rehabilitation and Employment) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Benefits may include education or training to qualify for
employment, counseling, tutorial assistance and medical
|Survivors and Dependents
Educational benefits also are available to veterans' dependents
if the veteran (spouse or parent) died in service, was totally
disabled, or is listed as missing in action or captured in the line
of duty by a hostile force or a foreign government power.
If you're a full-time or 3/4-time student in a college degree,
vocational, or professional program, you can "earn while you learn"
with a VA work-study allowance.
Learn more about all Veterans Affairs education and training
benefits at https://www.va.gov/education/.