VA Education Benefits

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits

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

Learn about education and training programs administered by the VA. 

Many benefits are available to advance the education and skills of Service members and Veterans. Spouses and family members may also be eligible for education and training assistance. You might find you’re eligible for more than one benefit or that one program is more suited to certain education and training goals than another.

Forever GI Bill® - Veterans Educational Assistance Act

The President signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act also known as the "Forever GI Bill®," which will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits. The law is named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill® language in 1944 and will allow more Veterans to use the GI Bill® and more time to use it. Some of the changes will go into effect immediately, most will not. Most of the changes enhance or expand education benefits for Service members, Veterans, and family members.To learn more about the Forever GI Bill®, visit

Post-9/11 GI Bill®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® offers higher education and training benefits to Service members, Veterans, and their families who served after Sept. 10, 2001.To learn about the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and its specific components like the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Transfer Entitlement, visit

Montgomery GI Bill®

The Montgomery GI Bill® assists active duty and Reservists with the pursuit of higher education degrees, certificates, and other education and training.To learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill®, visit

National Testing Program

If you are eligible for the GI Bill®, you can be reimbursed by the VA for all required (mandatory) fees charged for national admission tests and national tests for college credit. For a list of funded national exams and reimbursement details, visit

National Call to Service Program

National Call to Service Incentive program is a benefit provided to those who perform a period of national service. It is a Department of Defense program that is administered by VA. These incentives range from cash bonuses, student loan repayment, and varying levels of GI Bill® eligibility. To learn more about the National Call to Service Program, visit