OTC recommends each student educate themselves about VA Education and Training benefits which are available because each student has a unique goal and timeline to graduation. Selecting the right benefit for your educational plan takes planning.

Veteran Affairs Education and Training 

Comparison of GI Bill Programs at Military.gov

Benefits available at OTC

Some notes on benefits:

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs generally specifies benefit programs as a “Chapter” (i.e. Chapter 33 for Post 9/11, or Chapter 35 for Dependent benefits). It is important for you to understand which Chapter(s) you may use when requesting certification of enrollment.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs determines eligibility, not OTC. Apply for VA Education Benefits HERE.
  • If you are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits at the same time, the federal government requires an irrevocable choice between using benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and another GI Bill benefit, such as the Montgomery GI Bill. Be sure you understand what benefits you may want to use or give up.
  • If you are eligible for more than one education benefits, you MAY be able to alternate which education benefit you draw during a term depending on your eligibility.
  • Active Military Servicemembers who wish to use Tuition Assistance (TA) should consult with the closest Military Education Center due to deadlines and budget constraints.