Veterans Benefits
For U.S. veterans, benefits under the G.I. Bill may be available. Professional Golfers Career College is approved for the education of American veterans, service members, and dependents under Chapters 30, 31, 33 & 35 of the Veterans Administration. If you are interested in applying for Veterans Benefits, please contact VA Coordinator Ann Martin at 800-877-4380.

For additional information regarding VA benefits, including G.I. Bill eligibility, payment information, remaining entitlement, or the address of the nearest regional office, contact the VA at 888-442-4551, or visit their website at: http://www.gibill.va.gov.

Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill


What Is It?
The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, known more succinctly as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, was introduced to Congress in 2008 by Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) and signed into law June 30, 2008. The law, designed as a recruiting tool, took effect Aug. 1, 2009.

An updated version of the original GI Bill enacted during World War II, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will provide a free education for thousands of veterans who served after Sept. 10, 2001.

Who Does It Benefit?
To qualify, an individual must meet at least one of the following criteria. Not all who qualify will receive 100 percent of the benefits. The amount of time served after Sept. 10, 2001, determines the amount of eligibility. - Active duty service members who have served more than 90 days after Sept. 10, 2001
- Retired and separated service members who have served on active duty more than 90 days after Sept. 10, 2001
- Service members and Reserve and National Guard members who have been activated for more than 90 days after Sept. 10, 2001
- Service members (active duty or Reserve) who were discharged after completing a minimum of 30 consecutive days of qualifying service after Sept. 10, 2001, and who the VA determined were discharged for a service-connected disability may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

How Much Does It Pay?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill pays for tuition, fees, housing allowance, books and supplies, and tutoring. The percentage of the benefits covered depends on the individual’s length of active duty service.

Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Assistance Program (DEA)


What Is It?
The Dependents’ Educational Assistance program provides up to 45 months of education and training benefits for eligible dependents of certain veterans. The benefits can be used for degree and certificate programs, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and, for spouses, correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses also may be covered under certain circumstances. Preparatory classes for college or graduate school entrance exams, as well as high school programs for those who aren’t high school graduates, are also included.

Who Does It Benefit?
To qualify, you must be the son, daughter, or spouse (including stepchild or adopted child) of:

- A veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.
- A veteran who died from any cause while such service-connected disability was in existence. - A service member missing in action or captured in the line of duty by a hostile force.
- A service member forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power.
- A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability.

Children of veterans who meet the criteria above must be between the ages of 18 and 26 to receive benefits for attending school or job training, although there are exceptions. Sons and daughters who are themselves members of the Armed Forces may not receive this benefit while on active duty.

How Much Does It Pay?
Basic monthly rates increase Oct. 1 of each year with the Consumer Price Index increase. Rates may increase at other times by an act of Congress. For current rates, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov and click on Payment Rates.