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Mission United - is a critical program supporting US military veterans and their families by helping them re-acclimate to civilian life. Key focus areas include employment readiness, education, health, legal assistance, emergency financial aid, and housing.

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For the Post 9/11 program, tuition, and fees are paid directly to the educational institution while housing assistance and money for books and supplies are paid directly to the veteran.

  • Up to $1,000 is provided per year for books and supplies.
  • The housing allowance varies by the cost of living near your school and is based on the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for a E-5 with dependents. You can estimate your housing allowance by using the military’s BAH Calculator.
  • Students enrolled in fully online programs receive a housing allowance of half the national BAH average.
  • Some veterans also qualify for a one-time payment of $500 to help them move from a rural area to the school they’ve enrolled in (Rural Benefit).
 The types of education programs covered by both the Post 9/11GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill are generally the same and include:
· Associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees
· Online, distance learning and on-campus programs
· Business, technical and vocational courses
· Non-degree and on-the-job training and apprenticeships
· Correspondence courses
· Licensing costs
· Certificate programs
· Work study

“If you or one of your family members has served in the military and want to return to school, you probably qualify for several governmental or institutional educational awards. The following lists detail the educational assistance programs available to veterans, servicemembers and their dependents.”Best Colleges.com:  Financial Aid Guide for Military and Veterans.