Your service to our country is deeply respected, and the government has put in place legislation to help support your transition into a civilian career. As a Veterans you have earned the right to use your educational benefits for the purpose it was intended for, and we at Azure College are both pleased and honored to assist you in utilizing it to your best advantage. We welcome you to our school and hope you will significantly benefit through your studies.
Depending on your specific situation and service history, you may be eligible for a range of education and training benefits under the GI Bill.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers free online comparison tools here http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison_tool.asp. These will help you decide which benefits program best suits your needs and help you to ensure you receive your maximum entitlements. It’s important to note that you may be eligible for more than one education benefits program, and you’ll need to choose carefully because your decision can’t be reversed. So take sufficient time to suitably assess your options. And of course Azure College VA Certifying Official is just a phone call away to help you navigate the system.
OPTION 1: Post-9/11 GI Bill
Military personnel who have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty completed after September 10, 2001 and are still on active duty are most likely to be eligible for VA benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
It may also apply to honorably discharged veterans or those discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.It provides up to 36 months of education benefits with tuition fees paid directly to the education institution, along with a housing stipend and books and supplies allowance paid to the student at the beginning of the term.
Generally, you are eligible to collect benefits up to 15 years after your last day of active duty.
OPTION 2: Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty
Service members who have at least two years of continuous active service may be eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill. Benefits are generally payable for a period of 10 years following your honorable release from active duty and provides for up to 36 months of study.
In this case, tuition payments are made directly to the student, along with a housing stipend and books and supplies allowance.
You can find more information and apply for VA benefits through the US Department of Veteran Affairs here http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp.
Veterans Quick Links
Joint Services Transcript Form – all services except Air Force & Coast Guard
US Department of Veterans Affairs 1-888-GI-BILL (1-888-442-4551)
Veterans Chapter Information
Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI-Bill
Chapter 33 TEB: Transfer of Post 9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents
Chapter 30: Montgomery GI-Bill
Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI-Bill Selected Reserve
Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents Assistance (DEA)
Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
VRAP: Veteran’s Retraining Assistance Program
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has assigned Azure College to the Atlanta Regional Processing Office.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Atlanta Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 100022
Decatur, GA, 30031-7022.
To better understand Azure College’s academic and military assistance programs, and to better advice military personnel on their military education benefit options, Everest offers an array of materials, including guidebooks and brochures for military ESOs.
For more information
VA Certifying Official
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST