The VA's new version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool makes it easier for veterans to estimate their GI Bill benefits
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation, a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, is encouraging veterans to take advantage of the VA’s improved GI Bill Comparison Tool when considering attending college.
The VA’s GI Bil Comparison Tool makes it easier for veterans and their family members to estimate their GI Bill benefits and learn more on approved colleges and universities, as well as other useful information to help them get the most out of their benefits.
The VA recently reported that in the six months since its initial launch, around 350,000 people have used this tool on their website to research schools and other pertinent GI Bill information. Among the many features of this tool is the GI Bill calculator that can provide a student veteran with the estimated tuition, housing allowance, as well as a stipend for books that they are entitled to through these benefits.
“The decision to go back to school is a big one, potentially life changing, especially for veterans with disabilities," said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). "This is a very handy tool for veterans who are researching future college opportunities, and will help them make a more informed decision."
VanFonda added that while DVNF’s Benefits and Resources Navigation (BaRN) program is a great way for veterans to find various resources, when it comes to education, the organization’s Navigators will refer veterans to this tool if they are interested in going to college.
DVNF also plans to launch a new guest blogging initiative at DVNF.org in the coming weeks, with veterans’ education as September's primary theme.