Veteran Study Abroad (VSA) Post 9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill? Post 9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill? We won’t beat around the bush; if you are intending on using our services, you must use the Post 9/11 GI Bill. We unfortunately cannot work with Veterans using the Montgomery GI Bill. There are several reasons for this: The Montgomery GI Bill does not pay a housing allowance. Instead of paying tuition to a university and paying the student a housing allowance separately, the Montgomery GI Bill pays a set amount directly to the student. This amount is meant to be used for tuition and you’re allowed to keep the remaining amount for help with living expenses. However, when studying overseas you must show that you will have enough money to support yourself throughout your studies. It is more difficult to prove that you will have the funds available with the Montgomery GI Bill, than with the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Foreign Universities are not familiar with it. Many foreign universities are familiar with the Post 9/11 GI Bill, but some would have never heard of the Montgomery GI Bill. This can make it difficult for some universities to accept it. This reason is reason enough for us not be able to accept the Montgomery GI Bill. In short, if you wish to use our services to study overseas… APPLY FOR THE Post 9/11 GI BILL.
Veteran Study Abroad (VSA) Differences in Education 7 Difference in Education: America vs England If you’re contemplating using your GI Bill overseas, you may be wondering how education is different outside of America. This is a great question! We will compare the American education system with our most popular study location, England. Cost A big difference with studying in America is the cost of attending a university. Costs for universities in America are astronomical compared to the rest of the world. However, this is not to say that tuition at a foreign school isn’t expensive. Luckily, in England there are caps as to how much universities are allowed to charge for tuition. Generally, these caps do not affect international tuition rates, but they do help keep them at a predictable level. VSA works with universities that are reputable and affordable, so no matter what the cost, you will not be paying out-of-pocket for tuition. Length of Study In England a bachelor’s degree program is only 3 years in length, with a master’s being only 1 year. Basically, you have the opportunity to gain a master’s degree in the same time as a bachelor’s in America. That’s a no-brainer! No “Core” Classes! That’s right - you don’t have to worry about core classes like algebra, biology, or history. You only study courses that relate to your degree, instead of wasting your time and money on unrelated courses.