Military & Veteran Education Benefits

Allen School of Health Sciences is Approved for VA Benefits

VA education benefits provide financial support for under- graduate and graduate degrees, vocational and technical training, licensing and certification tests, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training. You may be eligible for one or more of the following VA education benefit programs if you meet these requirements:

ƒ   Post-9/11 GI Bill – at least 90 aggregate days of active service or were discharged with a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days, after September 10, 2001.

ƒ   Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD) – you meet the eligibility requirements for one of four MGIB-AD categories, which include factors such as the dates and length of your service. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

ƒ  Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) – reservists  who were activated  for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, for a contingency operation, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan operations.

ƒ  Post-Vietnam Era Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) – certain Service members who elected to make contributions from their military pay to participate.


VA Benefit Payments

Education benefits are usually paid on a monthly basis rather than as a lump sum at the beginning of a term. The monthly rate depends on the number of credit hours or clock hours the student is taking. If a student fails to complete a course, he or she may be required to repay the benefits received for that course in some cases.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at