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Education and Training

Cooperative (co-op) Training

The GI Bill is available to use with cooperative training. Cooperative training consists of individuals attending school part-time and work part-time. VA may provide educational assistance for pursuit of a program of education offered by an approved Institution of Higher Learning (IHL). The training must be full-time and consist of phases of school instruction alternated with training in a business or industrial establishment. 

Available Benefit

The payment amount varies depending on the GI Bill program you are utilizing and the type of school you are attending. Payments are issued monthly and vary depending on which VA education benefit you are using. 

The Post-9/11 GI Bill

Under this program, the benefit pays either the actual net costs for public in-state tuition and fees if the program is at a public IHL or, if the program is at a private or foreign IHL, the lesser of the national Maximum or the actual net costs for in-state tuition and fees. Monthly housing allowance (MHA) is paid based on the location of the school. Up to $1000 per year is available for books and supplies.

All Other GI Bill Programs

VA pays a monthly rate that varies depending on which GI Bill program you are entitled to and how long your qualifying military service was. View current payment rates.