From the moment President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI Bill into law in 1944 it represented the high point of government education support programs. Since then, the benefits of the GI Bill have grown to meet every veteran's modern educational needs. Today's GI Bill benefits may allow you to attend more than one college at a time; to earn two or more different degrees at once; to complete your education online or with distance learning courses; to maintain your education while you are deployed; to study vocational fields, to participate in apprentice programs, and more. The Post 9/11 GI Bill even allows qualified veterans to transfer GI Bill benefits to family members, spouses and children.
A strong commitment to your education rewards you immediately by placing you higher on the military pay scale. Once you separate from the military and enter a new career, your GI Bill education can mean an increased starting salary. With today's flexible GI Bill, balancing your pursuit of higher education with your high-priority military lifestyle becomes highly achievable for you, and your military family. Investing in yourself is a wise military move. Leveraging your GI Bill is the military option that pays you back throughout your income-earning years.