VA offers qualified veterans different programs education programs to cover college tuition, trade school, and on-the-job training. Depending on the benefits that the veteran is qualified for, the veteran can receive book stipend, basic housing allowance, or tutorial assistance.
VA’s school and training programs are:
Post 9/11 GI BILL which covers full tuition for an in-state public school student. VA will also pay veterans a non-taxable Basic Housing Allowance, and book stipend. For more information and eligibility requirements visit https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/ or the nearest VA/VS office.
Montgomery GI BILL is a monthly payment given to veterans for 36 months. This makes the veteran responsible to pay for their tuition. Benefit amount is determined by several factors including length of service and whether the veteran was in the reserves or active duty. For more information and eligibility requirements visit https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-active-duty/ for reserve https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-selected-reserve/ information visit or the nearest VA/VS office.
On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeships are monthly book/supply and housing payments given to a veteran while training for a trade or skill in pre-approved program. For more information visit https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/on-the-job-training-apprenticeships/ or the nearest VA/VS office.
The State of Texas offers The Hazelwood Act to eligible veterans as an education benefit. The Hazelwood Act can cover up to 150 hours of tuition. For more information visit the nearest VA/VS office in Texas or visit https://www.tvc.texas.gov/education/hazlewood-act/.
For more information visit https://www.va.gov/education/ or the nearest VA/VS office.
*Service members benefits can be found here
*Family member benefits can be found here