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Darklyte27
08-03-2009, 6:15 PM
I just noticed this thread said active and deployed troops.. how about Vets too?

anyways,

on the news about the new GI bill, I just saw a quick thing on the news about how CA says FEES instead of tuition for private schools, so whats up with that?
A retired USMC General was saying they should change the bill or something for us in CA because of the wording.

Is anyone else going to use this new GI bill?

Im going to start looking into it since I already used the old one.

armygunsmith
08-03-2009, 6:19 PM
Man, this keeps changing. So far it looks for the better. I'm going to start using my GI Bill under the new title 31. I wonder how this will change things.

haiedras
08-03-2009, 10:31 PM
If I get into grad school, I'll be changing over the new GI Bill. The coverage in tuition and fees isn't all that great, but BAH for the Bay Area more than makes up for that. *drool*

I thought all CA does is benchmark the tuition against an estimated cost of a public school education at a UC, and that's what you get covered for. You do get some coverage of things like books and fees and whatnot, but that's a significantly smaller portion.

PonchoTA
08-03-2009, 11:18 PM
Once again, another great program for which I still do not qualify.

20 frickin years in the Navy, retired, zero educational benefits afterward.


:( This sucks.

John03
08-03-2009, 11:25 PM
It is 100% tuition and fees for a public school plus E-5 BAH right?

I used the old GI bill for a couple semesters when I first got out but have been holding off for the new one since my work covers 100% tuition, fees and books already.

Darklyte27 I'm pretty sure the new GI Bill eligibility is dependent on how much active service you have after 9/11/2001.

11Z50
08-03-2009, 11:42 PM
Boys, I took FULL advantage of these ENTITLEMENTS, not benefits, and all of you should too.

haiedras
08-05-2009, 11:10 AM
http://www2.iava.org/o/436/t/9627/tellafriend.jsp?tell_a_friend_KEY=5274

Probably already posted, but this answers questions about the fees vs tuition thing.

MrLogan
08-07-2009, 4:07 PM
It is 100% tuition and fees for a public school plus E-5 BAH right?

I used the old GI bill for a couple semesters when I first got out but have been holding off for the new one since my work covers 100% tuition, fees and books already.

Darklyte27 I'm pretty sure the new GI Bill eligibility is dependent on how much active service you have after 9/11/2001.

Yeah, it's 100% tuition (up to the most expensive public tuition in the state) PLUS E5 BAH for the zip code your school is in. In addition to $1000 per year for books.

SSDSIGS
08-07-2009, 6:11 PM
Yeah, it's 100% tuition (up to the most expensive public tuition in the state) PLUS E5 BAH for the zip code your school is in. In addition to $1000 per year for books.

You can also attend a private college that participates in the VA yellow ribbon program. No money out of your pocket (If %100 eligible), E-5 BAH and $1000 a year stipend. I attend the University of Phoenix, costing me nothing.

Darklyte27
08-07-2009, 6:55 PM
Once again, another great program for which I still do not qualify.

20 frickin years in the Navy, retired, zero educational benefits afterward.


:( This sucks.


you didnt put in your gi bill payments?

100$ a month for 12 months is what i did..