You proudly served your country in the military, and now you’re home. Luckily, there’s thousands of ways Veterans like you can save money in civilian life. You may be able to get monetary benefits and other forms of assistance from through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
Additionally, there are everyday discounts that are offered to Veterans like you through hundreds of companies. Here, learn how you and your family can save on education, car and life insurance, home loans, and more!
Whether you have recently been discharged from active-duty and you’re interested in beginning a new career, or you have been home with your family for many years and are interested in enhancing your knowledge in a favorite subject, there are numerous ways Veterans like you can get monetary assistance to pay for your education.
Sometimes, you may even be able to earn a completely free degree. Through special grants and education assistance programs offered through the VA, you can get help paying for college, graduate school, certificate programs, vocational programs, or even on-the-job training.
Sometimes, you can even transfer your education benefits to your spouse or children.
The primary way Veterans can access educational assistance is through the VA’s GI Bill Program. Here are some ways to save on education through the GI Bill:
- Post-9/11 GI Bill
If you served on active-duty sometime after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as Chapter 33. This program can help you pay for school or job training with free monthly cash benefits.
If you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and you choose to attend public in-state school, all your tuition and fees will be covered.
However, if you choose to go to a private or foreign school, you can earn up to a total of $25,162 per academic year in monthly payments over 36 months to pay for:
- Tuition and fees,
- books and supplies, and
- travel costs if you are moving from a rural area for school.
Next, learn a few more ways Veterans and their families can get discounts on education.