Monday, May 14, 2012

Military Education Benefits Users Guide

Reimbursement Programs

Most Cisco Certification exams are eligible for reimbursement under the G.I. Bill. Effective August 1, 2011, you may be entitled to reimbursement for more than one “license or certification” test (previously only one test was allowed).

  • Military Education Benefits Users Guide: Review the most common military educational benefits you could be entitled to.
  • COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line): COOL can help you find civilian credentials related to your military occupational specialty, understand what it takes to obtain the credentials, and see if there are available programs that will help pay credentialing fees.
  • DANTES: The mission of this organization is to support the off-duty voluntary education programs of the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Military Spouse and Family Assistance Programs: Learn more about the education benefits the DoD, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and each of the service's have to offer. Many spouses now also qualify for GI Bill transferability.
  • MyCAA: This employment assistance program provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation. 

    Don't forget that online and self study IT certification courses are available and also various IT 'Boot Camps' nationwide.