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Non-college degree programs

Find out how to use the GI Bill to pay for specific training programs, like HVAC repair, truck driving, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training, and barber or beautician school.

Am I eligible for education benefits for a non-college degree program?

You may be eligible for education benefits through the GI Bill if you meet both of these requirements.

Both of these must be true:

  • You qualify for the GI Bill, and
  • You enroll, or plan to enroll, in a non-degree program at an approved school

Who’s covered?

  • Veterans
  • Service members
  • Qualified dependents

What benefits can I get?

  • Help paying for tuition
  • Money for books and supplies

Note: If you’re using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you can also get a monthly housing allowance (MHA).

How much money will I get?

The amount you get depends on which GI Bill program you use and what school you go to. We pay you at the end of each month for the hours you’ve spent training.

Post-9/11 GI Bill: We pay a monthly rate that depends on the type of school you’re enrolled in. We also give you a monthly housing allowance (MHA) based on the period of time you’re enrolled in classes and the location of the school.

Other GI Bill programs: We pay a monthly rate that depends on your specific program and your length of active service. Check the current payment rates

How do I get these benefits?

You’ll need to apply for benefits.
Apply for education benefits