The Department of Veterans Affairs has several programs that can cover the cost of education and training, housing fees and more. Review the benefits of each program and find out which one works best for you.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill gives generous education benefits to service members, and as an extra perk, you may share these benefits with your family. However, starting July 12, 2019, a recent change limits transfer of the benefit to service members with between 6 and 16 years of service. There used to be no upper limit on when you could transfer the benefit.
The cost of higher education and the thought of taking on student debt can be overwhelming. Perhaps you don’t think college is right for you now and want to wait. The military has options to make education affordable – whenever you choose to attend.
The military offers benefits that can help your service member pay for higher education while in the service and after transitioning to civilian life.
If you’ve thought about going to college, but didn’t know if you could afford it, then the Military Tuition Assistance program may be just the benefit you need. The program is available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members.
You served. Now let the Department of Veterans Affairs serve you by helping you live life to the fullest.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services to meet the needs of veterans and service members. While many VA programs are designed to serve veterans, particularly disabled veterans, VA services are not limited to those who have left the military.
Guard and reserve members are entitled to benefits and services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, just like their active-duty counterparts. The VA can help Guard and reserve members cover the cost of school, secure a home loan or acquire life insurance.
Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. Doing it successfully takes preparation.
There are several scholarship opportunities available from both private organizations and federal programs if you or your children are interested in pursuing higher education.
The military is an honorable way for patriotic men and women to both serve their country and pursue a career. When it comes to education and career benefits, the military takes care of service members during, and after, their service. Of course, the military itself can be a rewarding career choice. But if they decide to move on, service members can access many tools, resources and benefits to successfully transition into civilian careers.
When your loved one decides to join the military, they’re taking an important step toward a great career path. As a parent, relative or significant other of someone who has joined the military – or is considering doing so – rest assured that there are many career and personal opportunities available to them.
MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.
The first step in your education plan is choosing the right school. The Department of Defense has developed the TA DECIDE tool to make it easier than ever to compare schools and programs to help you meet your education goals.
If you’re planning to pursue higher education, it helps to have a game plan. These steps are a great way to start.
As a service member, you’ve earned financial benefits to help protect your future.
Service members will find there are numerous programs, resources and services available to help you pursue education and find employment – both governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations.