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Old 06-08-2012, 06:34 AM
 
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My friend either, a Vietnam Navy vet. He turned 61 this year and an unemployed teacher with a masters degree.
I'm betting your friend has already recieved lots of help $$$$$$$$$$ via the GI Bill while getting educated all the way to a masters degree.

No sympathy from me.
He already " got his" years ago.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Out West
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I'm betting your friend has already recieved lots of help $$$$$$$$$$ via the GI Bill while getting educated all the way to a masters degree.

No sympathy from me.
He already " got his" years ago.
Excuse me, he served this country, in a war, no less. He deserves all the help he can get. End of story.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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To update: I made it through all the hoops it seems. Got the certificate of eligibility yesterday plus my school is approved. Luckily we have 2 schools in my area that are approved for this program. I start in August as long as my Compass test goes well. Been refreshing all my math and will continue until the test next week.

Online courses I hear are approved as long as the school itself is approved. All I can give is hearsay from other approved Vets because none of my classes are online.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Florida .
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It sounds like this would be worth checking into just for the money part , only I'm not so sure if having a degree these days guarantees a better job . I attend online workshops and sometimes in person and will speak to my local vet rep about this .

Last edited by yankeeboy175; 09-10-2012 at 10:31 PM.. Reason: I didn't pay attention reading what discharge qualifies you for this
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee Mountains
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I received my Certificate of Eligibility this afternoon. Took about 26 days from the time I submitted my app on Sept 30. I am approved for 12 months full-time compensation to the approved Certification Program I applied for. Will let you know how it goes.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee Mountains
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So the original program I was considering when I applied to VRAP, USSI Solar Institute, turned out to be not such a good program. They never answered my correspondence and the 800 number was no longer working. So I called VRAP and they assured me I could change programs.

First I went to the local community college to look into their Health Information Technology program, but the logisitics of attending their school were not going to work for me. Then I fould a junior college in the area that also has a Health Information Technology program. I called and spoke to the Vet Rep this afternoon and he was very helpful. Now I have to fill out form 22-1995 which is the Change of Program form and then just enroll in classes. The plan is to get in 3 of the four semesters before my eligibility expires in March 2013. I am not sure yet, but it appears that I will have enough benefits leftover to pay for the final semester worth of classes as well.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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I received my vrap certificate in august but was unable to enroll in college because of defaulted student loans. In 3 months i will be able to go back to college because of payments i have made under a rehabilitation program through great lakes education. I would like to know if my benefits are lost because i wasnt able to use them when they were issued to me or if i can still use them? waynex
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Tennessee Mountains
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Update:
Started classes on the January 22. Called in to verify status on January 31. First check deposited into account on February 6.


Wayne, I do not know what the status of your benefits would be. I would call and find out. Here's the VA ED number
1-888-442-4551 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm central time. If you have a hard time getting through, as I do sometimes for days, just use the General VA Benefits number 1-800-827-1000 and talk to a rep and tell them you can't get through on the Education number and ask them to look up the information for you.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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does vrap cover getting a degree or certificate online?
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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Default VRAP really helping vets?

I am trying to connect with other vets out there that are doing the VRAP program. I wanna know if your running into problems like me. That your chosen program of study doesn't have enough to make you a full time student each semester.


Due to this, I am not being allowed to have my VRAP benifits for this fall. all due to being short 1 credit, but there is no other classes in my program to take to give me 12 credits.

Is anyone else dealing with this?
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