HELP IS AVAILABLE. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
You dedicated years of your life to serving this great nation. Now, you are starting a new mission in life, one that will launch you into your professional career. As you enter this next chapter, it is important that you continue making smart choices based on good information.
To get the most out of your GI Bill, make sure you know what to expect as a student veteran. Like any mission, doing your homework (reconnaissance) on your options and different schools will be key to your success.
KNOW BEFORE YOU ENROLL. THAT'S AN ORDER!
Check out these helpful guides for more information:
8 Questions To Ask When Choosing a College After Military Service (Federal Trade Commission)
Check out these videos about making smart career choices:
If your school acted unfairly or illegally, we can help:
- Report deceptions or unfair treatment to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Education. (or to the Defense Department if you used Tuition Assistance or MyCAA).
- File a complaint with the VA Office of the Inspector General
- FOR PRIVATE LOANS from a bank or from your school - Alert the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- 21 states have money available to reimburse students in certain situations. More info here.
- College closed? Free counseling at www.NextStepsEd.Org.
- You are also eligible to get your Pell Grants reinstated: Call the U.S. Ed Dept (days, nights, wknds) at 1-800-4FED-AID.