May 15, 2014, MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a new website which makes it easier For Sailors trying to decide how to best use their Post-9/11 GI Bill to calculate benefits and learn more about approved colleges, universities and other training programs.
The GI Bill Comparison Tool website — http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison — provides key information about college affordability and brings together information from more than 17 different online sources and three federal agencies, including the number of students receiving VA benefits at each school.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a comprehensive education benefit created by Congress in 2008. In general, veterans and service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001 are eligible. Since 2009, VA has distributed over $30 billion in the form of tuition and other education-related payments to more than one million veterans, service members and their families, and to the universities, colleges and trade schools they attend.
For more information about GI Bill programs, visit: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/education/GIBill/Pages/default.aspx