In the past, military service was often considered a backup plan if attending college was not feasible. Now, with all of the incredible education benefits and military jobs and careers available for enlisted personnel, the United States Military is a very viable option as a path to your college education and future career. Should you meet certain requirements, here is a look at the Montgomery GI Bill Education Benefits for Active Duty Personnel:
The Montgomery GI Bill( MGIB) program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. You may use this benefit for:
• College degree and certificate programs
• Flight training
• Apprenticeship/on-the-job training
• Correspondence courses
• Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances
$600 Buy-up Program
You can also contribute an additional amount to the GI Bill to receive increased monthly benefits. You may be able to receive money in additional GI Bill benefits. This additional amount must be paid even while on active duty.
It is practically foolish not to take advantage of your college education benefits. Just think of it, a free college education. Don’t hesitate to do your homework and find a college that will provide you and your family the right training that will provide a secure financial career.