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Veterans' Education

The College for Financial Planning values those who have served our country in uniform. We understand that many veterans want to start a new career, and financial services—particularly financial planning—is a career opportunity that anyone can start at any age. The College provides several avenues to assist veterans in attaining their financial services education goals.

  • The College provides courses of study that have been approved for the GI Bill
  • The College is a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium member
  • The College accepts GI Bill benefits

GI Bill Chapter Benefits

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill (Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008)

This program provides benefits for individuals who have at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September, 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective on August 1, 2009. For detailed information on the benefits of this program, please go to www.gibill.va.gov.

Chapter 32 - (Certified as Chapter 30) Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

This program provides benefits to persons who initially entered the service after December 31, 1976, and before July 1, 1985. These persons volunteered to contribute money to the Post-Vietnam Era Veteran Educational Assistance Program. Participants receive monthly payments for the number of months they contributed or for 36 months, whichever is less.

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Program

The DVA determines eligibility for this program. This program provides payment of required fees and a monthly allotment.

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Persons who entered active duty after July 1, 1985, and had their military pay reduced by $100 per month for 12 months qualify for this program. This is a nonrefundable contribution. These persons also must have served a minimum of two years, earned a high school diploma or its equivalent either prior to or during the qualifying enlistment, and must have an honorable discharge.

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

This program provides benefits for members of the Reserve/National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted, or extended their enlistment for a period of six years after July 1, 1985.

Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

This program is for members of a reserve component who serve on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, and who serve at least 90 consecutive days. National Guard members also may be eligible. Individuals are eligible as soon as they reach the 90-day point, whether or not they are currently on active duty. Disabled members who are injured or have an illness or disease incurred or aggravated in the line of duty and are released from active duty before completing 90 consecutive days also are eligible.

Chapter 35 - Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

This program provides benefits for dependents and spouses of veterans who died or are 100% permanently disabled due to service-connected causes.


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