A college degree is a must-have if you want to be a strong candidate for consideration at a job with VA. As an Associate Director for Recruitment Marketing at VA I know how important the GI Bill® is while earning that degree.
Earning a college degree seems like an expensive proposition, but for today’s Veteran that shouldn’t be seen as unsurmountable. Especially since, according to a Pew Research Center report on higher education, a college diploma is more valuable than ever. Among the findings:
- A college education is worth more today: There’s a wider earnings gap between college-educated and less-educated millennials compared with previous generations.
- College benefits go beyond earnings: In addition to earning more, college-educated millennials also have lower unemployment and poverty rates than their less-educated peers.
- College grads are more satisfied with their jobs: College-educated millennials are more likely to see themselves on a career path, rather than just working at a job to get them by.
You can learn even more about the benefits of a college education by reading our Choosing a School Guide .
Yet, I know what you’re thinking…what about the biggest issue facing all students on campus? Yes, the dreaded tuition bill. We’ve all read about soaring tuition rates – and you don’t want to be in debt before you even crack a textbook.
But for our nation’s newest generation of Veterans, there’s good news: Your service entitles you to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The GI Bill will cover the full cost of an education at an approved public university or college – and many private schools – in the country.
Besides paying 100% of your qualifying tuition and fees the Post-9/11 GI Bill offers :
- A monthly housing allowance
- Up to $1,000 an academic year for books and supplies
- The option to transfer benefits to family members while serving in the Armed Forces
To get an easy-to-digest overview of all the Post-9/11 GI Bill offers, visit and considering applying today. Also, be sure to use our GI Bill Comparison Tool to research schools based on key measures of affordability and value. Before you pick a major consider how you can use your field of study to cultivate a career supporting your fellow Veterans.
Now, if you’re ready to begin a career among Veterans serving Veterans, please Join VA.