The GI Bill has helped put many soldiers through college after serving their country, and now we have the Post-9/11 GI Bill to build off of that for today’s soldiers. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers benefits in varying amounts for active duty, reserves and retired military personnel. Depending on the status of the soldier, the guidelines and award amounts vary.
One of the key changes gives the ability for military personnel to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill to pay for distance education classes whether for college or other educational training. This adds extra needed flexibility – particularly for active and reserve military because of the inherent scheduling problems they have as a result of their military commitments.
There is money available for in-state tuition, housing allowances, and up to $1,000 for textbooks (save money on textbooks here). There are some very useful comparison charts of training available and monetary benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) – Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) – Reserves, and REAP.
Most people that need the flexibility of online classes find the Post-9/11 GI Bill to be the best option, but depending on your individual situation, the Montgomery GI Bill may be a better fit. Check out the comparison charts and see what works best for you.
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