Forever GI Bill

Forever GI Bill Update

In this 99th year of commemorating Veterans Day on November 11, VA has broadened that observance and appreciation to designate the entire month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month. At VA, we like to say that every day is Veterans Day, but this month and year it has been especially evident as […]

VA Home Loan

The VA Home Loan Guaranty Program

Since 1944, VA has backed over 22 million home loans for Veterans and their families.  The program provides a guaranty for mortgage loans made by private lenders to eligible Veterans.  The guaranty backing effectively eliminates the need for a down payment, helping Veterans afford homeownership. 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Communities of Interest

The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to providing Veterans every opportunity they have earned.  We bolstered our efforts during the implementation of the new Transition Assistance Program.  We now have permanent Benefits Advisors at 106 military installations serving over 270 disparate bases ensuring we can have a global presence in our military installations. 

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill - It's Your Future

Changes to the Fry Scholarship

The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) was recently signed into law.  Most of the Act pertains to Veterans health care but it also included two provisions affecting GI Bill® benefits.   This note pertains to the Fry Scholarship; my next note will talk about in-state tuition.

U.S. Department of Labor

GI Bill for Registered Apprenticeships

Did you know that Veterans have the opportunity to “earn and learn” in a Registered Apprenticeship while receiving GI Bill® education benefits?  We want to help put Veterans in the driver’s seat when it comes to using their education benefits. We want them to be the most informed consumers … That is why we are […]

Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)

Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)

For Veterans who have or are in a Master’s degree program and are considering careers in diplomacy and international development, you may be eligible for a great opportunity. The U.S. Department of State has launched the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP), a new public-private alliance platform aimed at serving America’s Veterans and separating Servicemembers by preparing them […]