Midwest Institute is honored to help veterans achieve their career goals. Whether you wish to obtain a medical assisting degree, or train to be a massage therapist we can help you navigate the new GI bill requirements. After 9/11, the GI Bill was greatly expanded to include non-degree programs. The government now reimburses more costs for career training and education. To qualify for veterans benefits under the GI Bill, you must:
- Contribute $100 a month for the first 12 months you are in active duty, or qualify under VEAP conversion.
- Have completed high school or have a GED before you apply.
- Have served at least 2 years of active duty.
Under this program, you can receive reimbursement not only for tuition, but for housing, books and tests. Both admissions and certification tests are covered. Even online non-degree programs are eligible. Included are college courses, business and technical schools, vocational training, apprenticeships and flight training. There is a 36-month limit on benefits based on when your classes are in session. It’s not a time but a duration limit. Formulas determine housing and book stipends, based on your rate of pursuit, or whether you are pursuing a full or part-time course load. Full-time is typically 12 or more credits a semester. Use it or lose it! You have 10 years after your last discharge to put the GI Bill to good use. Consult a VA representative to learn more about your account by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 and start your career training today.