The US Department of Veteran Affairs grants Veterans the opportunity to attend higher education without having to withstand the majority of the costs. These benefits are typically offered for a 36 month period though the duration may vary based on status, length of service and also eligibility for college funds. The benefits received must be used within a 10 year period.
Eligibility is for benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs may vary depending on the length of service, the time during which the applicant served and also the category of an applicant. However, benefits are usually issued to veterans who have received an honorable discharge and hold a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma, a GED.