Educational Assistance

This program is available to veterans who choose to contribute a portion of their own military pay. The government will match the veterans contribution 2:1. The funds can be used for more than just a degree programs, including certifications, correspondence courses, and apprenticeships. Visit Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) for additional information.

Veterans have to use this benefit within 15 years of discharge.


  • A veteran would have had to enter the service for the first time between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985.
  • The veteran would have had to open the contribution account before April 1, 1987.
  • Be discharged for any reason other than dishonorable.
  • Completed your first period of service.


Shane Mason, Student Services Consultant
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