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If you’re a veteran, a reservist, or an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is looking to start a new career or enhance your existing skill set, the Swedish Institute has a number of programs that have been approved to accept Veteran Education Benefits. We work with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to process all benefits available to advance the education and skills of veterans, active service members, and their spouses and family members.

 

Program Eligibility Requirements

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs determines eligibility for all veteran and active duty programs.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers higher education and training benefits to veterans, service members, and their families who served after Sept. 10, 2001. To be eligible, the applicant must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001. The applicant must either currently be on active duty or have been honorably discharged from active duty; or released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability retired list; released from active duty and transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; or released from active duty for further service in a reserve component of the armed forces. Applicants may also be eligible if they were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and they served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.

The Montgomery GI Bill assists active duty and reservists with the expense associated with their pursuit of higher education degrees, certificates, and other education and training. The Bill provides up to $1,789 per month for 36 months for eligible members. In some cases, such as for those who participated in the $600 Buy-Up Program, an additional $5,400 may be available in total benefits. The applicant’s rate of pursuit, or course load, determines the amount received each month.

These other VA education and training programs offer various education and training benefits or increased benefits to certain reservists, veterans, and their spouses and dependents:

To learn more about these and other education and training programs the VA administers, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/education_programs.asp.

How to Apply for VA Education Benefits

Applying for VA educational benefits is easy. Here are four different ways you can apply:

  • Apply online at: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/vonapp today if you already know which benefit you want to use.
  • Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.
  • Consult with the VA Certifying Official, in either the Registrar’s or Financial Aid office, at Swedish Institute. This official has application forms and can even help you apply for the right program based on your needs.
  • Call 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.