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Veteran and Military Services


For nine decades, Graduate School USA has been honored to support members of the armed services and their families with professional training and continuing education options. We are committed to assisting you in increasing your efficiency, effectiveness and productivity, as well as your promotion and pay potential. We sincerely hope we can be of service to you and that you find the courses you are seeking through degrees and programs.

Effective November 2012, Graduate School USA is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. The School is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the District of Columbia Educational Licensure Commission, so veterans, servicepersons, and certain dependents of veterans are eligible to receive VA educational benefits. Information about veterans' benefits is available at www.gibill.va.gov.

PRE-ENROLLMENT ADVISING

The Veterans Administration determines your eligibility for veterans' benefits.

Graduate School USA is committed to providing a one-stop resource for all of your veteran education benefit needs.

The Registrar serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) responsible for certifying enrollment status with the VA and coordinator of the GS Vet Advising Team whose members are:

In order to provide the Veterans Administration with complete information, please fill out and sign the Graduate School USA Veterans Enrollment form and email it along with a copy of your DD214 and VA Certificate of Eligibility to the Registrar at registrar@graduateschool.edu or fax to (202) 479-2501.

Graduate School USA tuition and fees are due at the time for registration. Before registration is complete, veterans are required to pay a $250.00 good faith deposit and sign the Deferred Payment Agreement for the tuition and fees of the courses in the program. Once the benefits are received by the veteran, the veteran pays the School for the tuition and fees on the Student Deferred Payment Plan Agreement. If the School receives the veteran's tuition and fees benefits, the School will reimburse the veteran the $250.00 deposit paid.

VETERANS SERVICES

Veterans may enroll in Graduate School USA degree programs or Certificates of Accomplishment. Individual courses are not approved. Eligible persons may receive benefits under one of several types of GI Bills by reviewing the benefits requirements at this URL: http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/index.html where information may be found on all benefit programs.

For eligibility requirements, please contact The Department of Veterans Affairs at 888-442-4551 or http://www.va.gov.

Chapter 30 - The Montgomery GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33 – paid at the Chapter 30 rate) is a new benefit providing educational assistance to individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the law that was created by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The program allows approved institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) and the VA to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds in each state under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Graduate School USA is a participant in this program.

Chapter 31 - Disabled Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program is a program whose primary function is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. The program offers a number of services to help each eligible disabled veteran reach his or her rehabilitation goal. These services include vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance, and, if needed, medical and dental treatment. Services generally last up to 48 months, but they can be extended in certain instances.

Chapter 32 - Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)  is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) - Section 301 of Public Law 109-461 adds a new category to the definition of "eligible person" for DEA benefits. The new category includes the spouse or child of a person who: VA determines has a service-connected permanent and total disability; and at the time of VA's determination is a member of the Armed Forces who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient medical care, services, or treatment; and is likely to be discharged or released from service for this service-connected disability.   Persons eligible under this new provision may be eligible for DEA benefits effective December 23, 2006, the effective date of the law.

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill- Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR) program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

MyCAA

Graduate School USA is approved by the Department of Defense for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Financial Assistance program. MyCAA provides up to $4,000 in Financial Assistance to the spouses of active duty and activated Guard and Reserve Service members world-wide. To learn more about the My/CAA Program, visit https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/defaulty.aspx.

Where to learn more about Veteran benefits

Graduate School USA Programs available for Veterans