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 teh official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Academy College Military Tuition Discount Program

The Academy College Military Tuition Discount Program provides military members and their immediate families a 10% Academy College tuition discount *.  An Academy College education offers high-quality, in-demand programs that focus on strong academic base and workplace readiness.  At Academy College we will do more than prepare you for a rewarding career-we’ll enable you and your family to enter your chosen field with confidence and commitment!

Education Benefit Programs offered by the Departments of Veteran Affairs and Defense

Post-9/11 GI Bill® – also known as Chapter 33

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.

More benefit eligibility information and current payment rates can be found here:
Post 9/11 GI Bill® information

Yellow Ribbon Program

Academy College voluntarily participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program offers additional tuition and fees payments for students eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at 100% and who exceed the statutory maximum tuition and fees payments during the VA Academic Year (August 1st through July 31st).

Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD) – commonly known as Chapter 30

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

More benefit eligibility information and current payment rates can be found here:
Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty information

Montgomery GI Bill®– Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR) – also known as Chapter 1606

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

You may use this education assistance program for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and vocational flight training programs. Remedial, refresher and deficiency training are available under certain circumstances.

Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. VA makes the payments for this program.

You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.

More benefit eligibility information and current payment rates can be found here:
Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve information

Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) – also known as Chapter 1607

REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

More benefit eligibility information and current payment rates can be found here:
Reserve Educational Assistance information

Survivors & Dependents Benefits – also known as Chapter 35

Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

More benefit eligibility information and current payment rates can be found here:
Survivors and Dependents Assistance information

Please see the official U.S. government website for more programs and to apply for benefits.

 

If you are an unemployed veteran and not eligible for one of the programs listed above, you may be eligible for the…

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.

The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:

  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

More benefit eligibility information and current payment rates can be found here:
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program information

Tuition Assistance Programs (National Guard, Army Reserve)

The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning.

By law, officers who use TA incur a service obligation. Active Duty officers incur an Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of two years and Reserve Component officers incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of four years. The ADSO/RDSO is calculated from the date of completion of the last course for which TA was used.

Non-Army servicemembers must obtain TA through their branch of Service. This policy has been mutually agreed upon by all Services.

Please go to www.goarmyed.com for more information.

How to Apply for VA Educational Benefits

Visit the official U.S. goverment website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Complete the online application by clicking on the VONAPP link at https://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp_ssl/login.asp (your DD214 will be required for VONAPP completion)

Submit copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to Academy College.

*Once eligibility is verified, students will be awarded the discount moving forward from the current term of enrollment.  Discounts will not be applied to completed terms or to terms where there are no outstanding tuition charges.  Discounts will not be applied for students eligible for the Post-911 GI Bill at 100%.  Discounts may be adjusted or reversed if the student withdraws from all courses after the term start date.