VA’s Technical Programs GI Bill Is Now Open for Applications

The Department of Veterans Affairs once again began accepting applications for the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses program, or VET TEC, GI Bill program on Oct. 1.

The program is specially designed to train veterans in high-tech fields that lead to well-paid jobs in fields such as information science, computer programming, data processing, media applications, computer software or the ever-popular “coding boot camps.”

Anyone currently eligible to use their GI Bill benefits — Montgomery or Post-9/11 — is qualified for the program as long as they haven’t passed the time limit to use their benefits and have at least one day of benefits remaining.

Unlike most GI Bill programs, any training received as part of VET TEC will not decrease your GI Bill entitlement in any way. It is essentially free money.

The VET TEC program pays tuition for a high-tech training program, as well as a Monthly Housing

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