The winter break was much too short, and once again another semester has arrived for student Veterans at colleges and universities across the country. Some are relieved to find their graduation date looms in just a few months, while others may be taking their first classes since high school.

At any point in their collegiate adventure, student Vets can find something useful at our GI Bill homepage. For prospective students and those planning to transfer to another institution, we’ve put together a how-to guide on choosing the right school. In it, you’ll find information on how to gauge the quality of a particular school, and what kind of information to look for when deciding which school is the best fit for you.

Once you determine which school caters to your needs, it’s time to start the application process. Use this handy Road Map to determine the best VA education program, the right paperwork and information to collect, and links to the online application portal.

We also have a support page for new and seasoned student Vets who may have questions about the GI Bill. You can find answers to frequently asked questions, and if you have one specific to your case or not listed, you can submit a question online. For those who prefer the phone, 1-888-GIBILL-1 is available Monday-Friday, from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM CT.

There’s a couple ways to keep up-to-date with news and announcements about the GI Bill. A general announcement page lists important news as it becomes available. The other way is to subscribe to the GI Bill Facebook page.

Whether you’re a freshman or on your way to graduation, take a look around our GI Bill homepage to keep informed about the benefits in which you’re entitled. It’s a generous but complex program, so just like homework, it’s best to keep up with as much as possible.

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Published on Jan. 10, 2012

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  1. Mark Johnson January 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Here is a link to the University System of Georgia Veterans and Military Page.

  2. Mark Johnson January 11, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Great information and a great picture of the University of Illinois Quad!

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