VA can help you cover the cost of furthering your education and skills through benefit programs that may pay tuition, housing, training, and other costs.
Service members and Veterans are eligible for many VA-approved education benefits. The VA site offers a wealth of information and resources for potential and active students.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is an education benefit program for those who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. The program offers benefits to Service members and Veterans. It also enables Service members (officer or enlisted, Active Duty or Selected Reserve) to transfer benefits to a spouse or child.
When you apply for benefits, you may also receive veteran readiness and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.
Learn More About Education and Training Benefits
- Explore VA education and training benefits
- Download the Post-9/11 GI Bill® informational pamphlet
- Learn more about the Forever GI Bill
- Learn more about transferring education benefits to family members
- Explore VA Veteran Readiness and employment benefits
- Learn about the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
- Learn about the VetSuccess on campus program
Apply for Education and Training Benefits
To apply for education benefits:
- Start by comparing VA-approved programs.
- Select the application below using the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP). If you need help using VONAPP, please contact your VSO, claims agent, or attorney. For immediate assistance, call VA at 1-800-827-1000 Monday-Friday, 8am to 9pm EST.
- Complete your application by providing information about you and your situation.
- Include (upload) supporting documents that support your claim.
- Submit your claim.