The Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training support to qualified dependents of wholly and permanently disabled veterans who sustained an accident during active duty or who died while on active duty or suffered an injury during the service.
Qualifying veterans who do not receive GI Bill benefits or “any other federal education program benefits may be eligible to obtain one month of sponsored tuition for each month of active service for up to four academic years.
Benefits are provided after the completion of every month of school. An individual can receive the payment within two weeks after verifying their enrolment at the month-end (one week if using Direct Deposit).
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible Service members and Veterans. You must generally use your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits within 15 years from your last period of active service, which must last to at least 90 days.
Veterans or dependents of service members are eligible to receive education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs, as per the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The amount of money you get depends on your tenure in the military service. The Veteran Assistance Program provides financial support for college tuition, fees, housing, and books and supplies.