A: Find out about basic requirements for the different available GI Bill® chapters here.
A: Fill out your VONAPP application with the VA to activate your GI BILL® benefits if you have not already done so. Here is the link to fill out your 22-1990: http://www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp
If you’ve already used your GI BILL® before, you’ll need to fill out a 22-1995 here.
A: Please click on the links below to get in-depth information on each program from the VA’s website.
Many Armed Forces veterans seeking educational benefits are governed by the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, which became effective August 1, 2009. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides education and housing financial support to individuals with at least 90 days of service on or after September 11, 2001. An honorable discharge is required to take advantage of these military veteran correspondence courses, military veteran online education programs, and other benefits.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® will pay for full tuition and fees directly to the school for all public, in-state institutions for military veteran college courses. Those attending private or foreign schools for military veteran college enrollment have a tuition cap of $17,500 per year. The costs at Abraham Lincoln University fall well below this number. In addition, there is an annual books and supplies stipend of $1,000 based on enrollment. Some veterans may transfer their Post-9/11 benefits to dependents (spouses or children) for military veteran college education.
A: Active duty soldiers request TA and enroll in courses online through GoArmyEd. Here is the step-by-step procedure:
A: Air Force airmen must apply for Air Force education assistance benefits through the Air Force itself, not with Abraham Lincoln University. The Air Force Portal allows airmen to apply for Air Force TA in six steps:
A: Here is the application process for obtaining Marines education assistance via Marines Corps Tuition Assistance:
A: Guardsmen apply for Tuition Assistance and other forms of Coast Guard education assistance through the USCG Institute through the processing system run by The U.S. Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) in Pensacola, FL. The institute approves the TA Application (CG-4147), which is then given to the institution (ALU) during registration. ALU will then bill the NETPDTC for the government’s share of the tuition.
The military advisors on our Admissions team will provide you with the proper course information and degree plan to enable you to apply for Tuition Assistance with the Coast Guard.
A: Yes, the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) is available and there are three aspects to this program:
The education benefits of funds and counseling are there for military spouses to use, but many spouses fail to take advantage of any of the aspects of the program. Even if spouses are eligible for other sources of financial aid, MyCAA can be used (with the costs applied to tuition only).
To take advantage of MyCAA access, military spouses should obtain an Education & Training Plan (E&TP) from the career counselor at the base or facility where stationed. The counselor will help figure out the right career options, as well as the path to those particular career options and schools nearby, or offering online distance learning, to develop and approve the E&TP.
From there, spouses must request MyCAA schools funding for their courses/program by submitting a MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) request online. This should be done at least fifteen days before the start of the program as the forms may take up to fourteen days to process.
Before beginning studies, it is important to verify FA document information, which will prevent invoicing errors and make sure that spouses receive the funds they need for course and program payment.
Military spouses interested in MyCAA will do most of their funding requests and account management at the AI Portal online.
For specific information about GI Bill® eligibility for military veteran correspondence courses, veterans are advised to contact their VA representative or visit www.gibill.va.gov. To learn more about the program at Abraham Lincoln University and how to use VA Educational Assistance Benefits, call Admissions at (213) 252-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.