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The Ultimate Guide to Using Your G.I. Bill® for a Tech Career

Welcome, veterans! This guide equips you with the knowledge and resources to leverage your earned G.I. Bill® benefits and launch a fulfilling career in the tech industry through a collaboration between V School and Utah Valley University (UVU).

University Partnership for Online G.I. Bill® Approved Programs

Utah Valley University and V School have joined forces to offer online G.I. Bill® approved programs in user experience, web development, and cybersecurity. This collaboration leverages UVU’s accreditation and G.I. Bill® approval with V School’s mastery-based technical courses and career support, catering to veterans’ diverse needs.

G.I. Bill® Approved On-Campus Program

Veterans can utilize their G.I. Bill® benefits for the full-stack web development program offered on-campus at V School’s Salt Lake City location. This program is approved as a Non-College Degree Program (NCD) by the VA, meeting their standards for education and training eligible for G.I. Bill® benefits.

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Types of G.I. Bill® Programs

Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD): Available for veterans who served at least 90 days on active duty.

Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR): Available to veterans who served at least six years in the Selected Reserve.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33): Available to veterans who served at least 90 days of active duty after September 11, 2001, with at least 30 days of continuous active service.

Eligibility Requirements

Each program has specific service time and discharge requirements. We recommend visiting the official VA website (https://www.benefits.va.gov/) for detailed information.

Benefits and Duration

G.I. Bill® programs offer various benefits, including tuition and fee coverage, housing allowance, and book stipends. Benefit duration varies depending on the program and your service time.

Potential Funding Gaps

Some programs may not cover all educational expenses. Explore additional scholarship, grant, or financial aid options to bridge potential gaps and maximize your educational investment.

Navigating the Approval Process

Step-by-Step Guide

We’ll provide a clear and concise guide on applying to use your G.I. Bill® at

V School, including:

  • Gathering necessary documents: This may include your DD Form 214 (discharge paper), Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and enrollment verification from V School.
  • Submitting the application: You can submit your application electronically through the VA website or by mail.
  • Following up and tracking the status: We recommend staying informed about the application status and contacting the VA if needed.
  • Resources and Support: V School offers dedicated G.I. Bill® specialists to guide you through the entire process. They can answer your questions, assist with paperwork, and ensure a smooth transition.

Common Questions Answered

We will address frequently asked questions about using the G.I. Bill® at V School during your admissions interview, such as:

  • How long does the approval process take?
  • What happens if my G.I. Bill® benefits are not approved?
  • Can I use my G.I. Bill® benefits for online programs

G.I. Bill® Advantage at V School

V School goes beyond simply accepting your G.I. Bill® benefits. We offer the G.I. Bill® Advantage, a dedicated program that simplifies the process and provides additional support, including:

Streamlined Application Process

Our team can assist with gathering required documents and ensure your application is complete and submitted efficiently.

Dedicated G.I. Bill® Specialists

Our specialists are veterans themselves and understand the unique challenges you face. They provide personalized guidance and support throughout your academic journey.

Seamless Enrollment

We prioritize a smooth transition from application to enrollment, allowing you to focus on your studies.

Veteran-Centric Community

V School fosters a supportive and inclusive community for veterans, offering resources and events to connect with fellow veterans and build a strong network.

Choosing Your Tech Path

V School presents a diverse range of tech programs designed to equip you with in-demand skills and prepare you for success in the tech industry. Explore our program options:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Full Stack Development
  • User Experience

Each program page provides a detailed overview of curriculum, learning outcomes, and career opportunities.

Maximizing Your Benefits

V School and Utah Valley University (UVU) are committed to your success and want to ensure you maximize your G.I. Bill® benefits and education. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits offered by the partnership:

Partnership & G.I Bill® Acceptance:

  • Nationwide Reach: Access online programs anywhere while benefiting from UVU’s accreditation.
  • In-Person Option: Approved Full-Stack Web Development program at Salt Lake City campus.
  • Seamless Access: Leverage the partnership to access G.I. Bill® approved programs online or on-campus, simplifying the process.

Veteran Support

  • Dedicated Veteran Support: Receive personalized guidance throughout your journey, from eligibility to utilizing benefits effectively.
  • Expert G.I. Bill® Guidance: Dedicated resources help navigate G.I. Bill® and maximize benefits.
  • Collaborative Community: Connect with fellow veterans and instructors for peer-to-peer learning and support.

Learning Experience

  • Real-World Experience: Gain industry experience through real projects to build an impressive portfolio.
  • 1:1 Support: Get one-on-one support from Technical Mentors to address individual needs and learning gaps.
  • Mastery-Based Learning: Master tech skills with personalized support and real-world experience. The unique, flipped classroom approach ensures you gain the skills and confidence to thrive.
  • Active Learning: Learn independently through pre-recorded materials, then engage in collaborative sessions. This deepens understanding and promotes critical thinking.
  • Accelerated Learning: Progress based on your comprehension, not a rigid schedule.

Career Support

  • Strong Job Placement Support: Career Mentors and the job network help you land your dream tech job.
  • Industry-Aligned Curriculum: Gain in-demand skills validated by the tech industry, ensuring career preparedness and success.
  • Lifelong Community Access: Connect with a network of veteran alumni and peers for ongoing support and professional development opportunities.

Remember, you are not alone in this journey. V School and UVU are here to support you every step of the way, from utilizing your G.I. Bill® benefits to achieving your academic and career goals.

Let us help you turn your military service into a thriving tech career!

This guide has been created to be compliant with VA regulations.

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