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Less than 40 percent of working-age Americans came out of a college or university and into the current workforce, which means a huge slice of the population — the majority — learned their trade or profession outside of a traditional academic institution.
Below are five hidden paths (i.e. programs) that the G.I. Bill lets veterans take when they’d rather carve out their own niche than pursue a college degree.
Before you do, know what you’re working with — check your G.I. Bill benefits by clicking here.
Veterans who would rather pursue a career that offers on-the-job training (OJT) can get some major costs paid for — like books, housing and other supplies needed to complete the program.
Veterans using their VA education benefits while enrolled in one of these programs may be able to receive monthly payments for books, housing and other necessities.
The G.I. Bill can cover the tuition (in addition to other expenses) for a number of non-college degree programs. And not just for vets either — for qualified dependents and active-duty service members as well.
These programs are for veterans looking for something other than the customary, established plans. For example, a vet can receive lump sum payments if enrolled in specific high-technology classes.
For more information on these and other “work and learn” opportunities and programs, click here.