Montgomery GI Bill
The Montgomery GI Bill provides veterans with the opportunity to complete or further their education after serving our country. Higher education not only provides an opportunity to learn, but also gives veterans a transitional break between active service and job-hunting in the civilian world. Although it is nothing compared to the challenges and dangers faced during military service to the country, achieving a college education also requires dedication and effort.
Since its inception, the Montgomery GI Bill has been updated several times for veterans of both wartime and peacetime service. Whether these brave men and women served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or Selected Reserve, almost anyone who has honorably served the country can benefit from the Montgomery GI Bill education funding.
GI Bill benefits always include grants for college degrees and career training. Depending on the level of education or training you’re pursuing and the length of your military service, your GI Bill veterans’ benefits could top $1300 dollars a month. And unlike student loans, GI Bill funding does not have to be repaid.
In addition to college degree programs, the Montgomery GI Bill may also be used for technical or vocational classes, correspondence courses, job training, apprenticeships, flight training, high-tech training and certification, and career licensing tests.
As is the case with most veterans’ benefits, claiming your Montgomery GI Bill benefits involves the usual red tape, but if you’ve been in the military, this should neither surprise nor discourage you. The GI Bill offers you free money for the chance to go to college.
In recognition of and thanks for their courageous service to the country, veterans deserve every opportunity available to better their lives through education and health. If you’re a veteran who’s been waiting for the chance to finally get your college degree, you can begin the process of claiming your Montgomery GI Bill benefits today. For answers to your questions and an application, call 1-888-442-4551 and request VA Form 22-1990.
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