Under current rules, troops who serve six years and commit to at least four more can transfer their education benefits to a spouse or child to attend college. That covers tuition payments, book stipends and, in many cases, housing costs.
We have seen several veterans with less than 100% G.I. BILL usage available. This can be caused by several things but there is no solution provided by the VA. Not even the yellow ribbon program can help in this occasion. Most schools will ask the Veteran to find alternative sources of funding.