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Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) and GI Bill for Flight Training Fees

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) and GI Bill for Flight Training FeesU.S. military veterans can now take advantage of new GI-Bill flight school benefits available for career-oriented training. VA flight training programs vary from school to school so it’s best to contact the flight school you wish to attend to get details and answers to your questions.

Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) are working together to roll out this new program on July 1, 2012.

The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:

  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to un-employability
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

NOTE: there are age requirements, please visit BenefitsVAGov for complete details.

The program is limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants may receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates upon completion of the program.
Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certificate, and train the Veteran for a high demand occupation.

Veterans Benefits at Aviator College

Approved for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Benefits & Chapter 30 (Montgomery Bill)

Aviator College is approved by the Veteran’s Administration under the GI Bills for both academic tuition and flight training fees. Prospective student who performed active duty after September 10, 2001 have additional eligiblity for funding. Read about the new VA benefit in a letter from the Director of VA Education Services

Due to complexity and paperwork required please contact Amy Roth, or call her at 772-466-4822, if you would like more information on the VA Pro Program.

VA Students enrolling will need to register in the VA website. Fill out form VONAPP. If you have used your VA benefits before or prior you will also have to fill out the form 22-1995 Also you will need to bring a copy DD2-14.

All pilots must now present a valid passport or birth certificate upon arrival. For any additional information please contact our Financial Aid Department.

Distributed by Viestly

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