As a veteran, you have several options to help pay for school. Be sure to investigate both veterans benefits and general financial aid options to find the best way to pay for your education needs.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers several education benefit programs. Many veterans can qualify for more than one program. Read about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other programs.
If you do qualify for veterans’ education benefits, you’ll want to make sure you enroll in an eligible program. You can search for VA-approved programs to make sure a program is eligible. You can use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to determine the cost at your chosen school and compare that with other schools.
General Financial Aid
You may qualify for financial aid like loans, grants, and scholarships. Visit Opportunity.gov to learn about federal financial aid. Programs like the Pell Grant can provide up to $5,500 for costs at community colleges, colleges and universities, and many trade and technical schools.
Also visit CareerOneStop's Education + Training: Pay section to find out about scholarships and more about paying for school.