Hi, the good news is that your GI bill provides benefits for your academic and housing on campus. A good place to get more information is the Veterans website. A quick search on the US Department of Veteran Affairs site states that benefits for education is based on your service.
“As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits.
Explore your options at the following pages:
- Assess your aptitudes and interests with CareerScope®
- Compare VA education benefits and review payment rates
- Choose a school or education program and estimate your benefit amount
- Learn how other Veterans benefited from VA education benefits
Once you’re ready, apply for benefits online.”
As part of your process, you should consider only schools that cater to veterans. Check with the admissions office prior to enrollment to inquire how the school deals with veterans on campus. Do they have a specific veterans counselor or office.
Regarding the housing allowance it is paid at a percentage based on your training time, the type of school, your service. For more information check out https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rates/ch33/ch33rates080117.asp#HOUSING. **Remember this information is based on full time enrollment (12 -18 credits).
Hope this helps and thank you for your service!